Chinese silent films provides a window into history and a reflection of social issues of the time, says Seattle author Richard Meyer, who spoke about his new book, “Jin Yan: The Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai,” at the University Bookstore on Oct. 21.
In the early ’90s, there was a boom of independent filmmakers. The power of credit cards and sold memorabilia fueled personal passions.
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly “Please set your volume high,” urges Japanese director Go Shibata in his introduction for the DVD release of his second feature film, “Late Bloomer.”
Thirty-five-year-old Japanese animator Makoto Shinkai often gets called “the new Miyazaki.” Having learned this, you should forget it. Hayao Miyazaki represents the gold standard of Japanese anime to the West.
Mandarin Advantage released its first DVD that teaches children 3-8 years old Mandarin Chinese. “Journeys to the East – The River Dragon King” makes learning fun by engaging children in an exciting adventure to ancient China where they meet the River Dragon King, rebuild a Terracotta Warrior, and fly on a magic flying cloud. Chinese vocabulary is introduced incrementally throughout the adventure so that children learn without realizing that they are “learning.”