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Cinema of Hong Kong

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The cinema of Hong Kong is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language cinema, alongside the cinema of China, and the cinema of Taiwan. [1]

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

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Aces Go Places

Aces Go Places,, also known in the United States as Diamondfinger or Mad Mission, is a 1982 Hong Kong action comedy film directed by Eric Tsang, and starring Samuel Hui and Karl Maka.

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Alan Mak (director)

Alan Mak Siu-fai (born 1 January 1965), is a Hong Kong writer, director, actor and producer.

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Alan Tang

Alan Tang Kwong-Wing (20 September 194629 March 2011) was a Hong Kong film actor, producer and director.

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Amphetamine (film)

Amphetamine is a 2010 Hong Kong film starring Byron Pang and Tom Price.

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Andrew Lau

Andrew Lau Wai-Keung (born 4 April 1960) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and cinematographer.

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Anita Mui

Anita Mui Yim-fong (10 October 1963 – 30 December 2003) was a Hong Kong singer and actress making major contributions to the Cantopop music scene and receiving numerous awards and honours.

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Ann Hui

Ann Hui On-wah, MBE (Hepburn: Kyo Anka; born 23 May 1947) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, screenwriter and actress.

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Art film

An art film is typically a serious, independent film, aimed at a niche market rather than a mass market audience.

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Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong

The Avenue of Stars, modelled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, is located along the Victoria Harbour waterfront in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.

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Bak Sheut-sin

Bak Sheut-sin (born 1 April 1926 in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China), also known as Bai Xuexian, is a famous former Chinese opera actress in China and Hong Kong.

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Battle of Hong Kong

The Battle of Hong Kong (8–25 December 1941), also known as the Defence of Hong Kong and the Fall of Hong Kong, was one of the first battles of the Pacific War in World War II.

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Blockbuster (entertainment)

A blockbuster is a work of entertainment – especially a feature film, but also other media – that is highly popular and financially successful.

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Brigitte Lin

Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia (born 3 November 1954) is a Taiwanese actress.

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British Hong Kong

British Hong Kong was the period during which Hong Kong was under British Crown rule, from 1841 to 1997 (excluding the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945).

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Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan (November 27, 1940 – July 20, 1973), known professionally as Bruce Lee, was a Hong Kong and American actor, film director, martial artist, martial arts instructor, philosopher, and founder of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, one of the wushu or kungfu styles.

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Bugis Street (film)

Bugis Street (妖街皇后) is a 1995 Hong Kong-Singapore co-production directed by Yonfan, about the lives of Singaporean transvestites in a bygone era.

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Cantonese

The Cantonese language is a variety of Chinese spoken in the city of Guangzhou (historically known as Canton) and its surrounding area in southeastern China.

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Cantonese opera

The Cantonese opera is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China's Guangdong Province.

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Cantopop

Cantopop (a contraction of "Cantonese pop music") or HK-pop (short for "Hong Kong pop music") is a genre of Cantonese music made primarily in Hong Kong, and also used to refer to the cultural context of its production and consumption.

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Cathay Organisation

Cathay Organisation Holdings Limited is one of Singapore's leisure and entertainment groups.

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Chang Cheh

Chang Cheh (10 February 1923 – 22 June 2002) was a Chinese film director.

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Cherie Chung

Cherie Chung Chor-hung (born 16 February 1960) is a retired Hong Kong film actress.

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China Behind

China Behind (再見中國) is a 1974 Hong Kong movie, directed by Tang Shu Shuen.

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Chinatown

A Chinatown is an ethnic enclave of Chinese or Han people located outside mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, most often in an urban setting.

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Chinese animation

Chinese animation or Donghua, in a narrow sense, refers to animation made in China.

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Chinese art

Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists.

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Chinese Civil War

The Chinese Civil War was a war fought between the Kuomintang (KMT)-led government of the Republic of China and the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Chinese language

Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases mutually unintelligible, language varieties, forming a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family.

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Chinese opera

Traditional Chinese opera, or Xiqu, is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back to the early periods in China.

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Chiung Yao

Chen Che (born 20 April 1938), best known by her pen name Chiung Yao (also romanized as Chung Yao and Qiong Yao), is a Taiwanese writer and producer and often regarded as the most popular romance novelist in the Chinese-speaking world.

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Chor Yuen

Cheung Po-kin (16 September 1934), better known by his stage name Chor Yuen, is a Hong Kong-based Chinese film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Chow Yun-fat

Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor.

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Cinema City Enterprises

Cinema City Enterprises Ltd (In Chinese 新藝城市企業有限公司) also known as Cinema Capital Entertainment and Cinema City Entertainment, formerly Cinema City and Films Co. is a Hong Kong company involved in the creation Hong Kong Cinema.

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Cinema of Asia

Asian cinema refers to the film industries and films produced in the continent of Asia, and is also sometimes known as Eastern cinema.

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Cinema of China

The cinema of China is one of three distinct historical threads of Chinese-language cinema together with the cinema of Hong Kong and the cinema of Taiwan.

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Cinema of India

The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India.

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Cinema of Japan

The has a history that spans more than 100 years.

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Cinema of Taiwan

The cinema of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) is deeply rooted in the island's unique history.

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Cinema of the United States

The cinema of the United States, often metonymously referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on the film industry in general since the early 20th century.

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City Without Baseball

City Without Baseball (stylized: 無野の城; jyutping: mou4 je5 zi1 sing4) is a 2008 Hong Kong drama film starring Ron Heung and other members of the Hong Kong National Baseball Team.

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Clara Law

Clara Law Cheuk-yiu (born 29 May 1957 in Macau) is a Hong Kong Second Wave film director who has now relocated to Australia.

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Come Drink with Me

Come Drink with Me is a 1966 Hong Kong wuxia film directed by King Hu.

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Communist Party of China

The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.

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Computer-generated imagery

Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of computer graphics to create or contribute to images in art, printed media, video games, films, television programs, shorts, commercials, videos, and simulators.

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Connie Chan

Connie Chan Po-chu was born in 1947 to impoverished parents, one of at least nine siblings, in Guangdong, China.

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Crime Story (film)

Crime Story is a 1993 Hong Kong action film directed by Kirk Wong, and starring Jackie Chan, Kent Cheng, Law Kar-ying and Puishan Au-yeung.

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Crown colony

Crown colony, dependent territory and royal colony are terms used to describe the administration of United Kingdom overseas territories that are controlled by the British Government.

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Cult film

A cult film or cult movie, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following.

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Cult following

A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.

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David Desser

David Desser (born 1953) is emeritus professor of cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign and former director of that university's Unit for Cinema Studies.

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Dr. Lamb

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Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn (also known as Dragon Gate Inn) is a 1967 Taiwanese wuxia film written and directed by King Hu.

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Dubbing (filmmaking)

Dubbing, mixing or re-recording is a post-production process used in filmmaking and video production in which additional or supplementary recordings are "mixed" with original production sound to create the finished soundtrack.

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DVD

DVD (an abbreviation of "digital video disc" or "digital versatile disc") is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed by Philips and Sony in 1995.

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Ebola Syndrome

Ebola Syndrome (伊波拉病毒) is a 1996 Hong Kong Category III exploitation film starring Anthony Wong and directed by Herman Yau.

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Economic freedom

Economic freedom or economic liberty is the ability of people of a society to take economic actions.

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Economy of Hong Kong

As one of the world's leading international financial centres, Hong Kong's service-oriented economy is characterized by its low taxation, almost free port trade and well established international financial market.

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Ekin Cheng

Ekin Cheng (born 4 October 1967) is a Hong Kong actor and singer.

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Election (2005 film)

Election (literal title: Black Society, a common Cantonese reference to the triads), is a 2005 Hong Kong crime film directed by Johnnie To.

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Election 2

Election 2 (literal title: Black Society: Harmony is a Virtue), also known as Triad Election in the United States, is a 2006 Category III Hong Kong crime film directed by Johnnie To with a large ensemble cast that includes Louis Koo, Simon Yam and Nick Cheung.

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Emperor Group

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Erotica

Erotica is any artistic work that deals substantively with erotically stimulating or sexually arousing subject matter.

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Expatriate

An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than their native country.

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Exploitation film

An exploitation film is a film that attempts to succeed financially by exploiting current trends, niche genres, or lurid content.

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Feature film

A feature film is a film (also called a motion picture or movie) with a running time long enough to be considered the principal or sole film to fill a program.

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Film

A film, also called a movie, motion picture, moving pícture, theatrical film, or photoplay, is a series of still images that, when shown on a screen, create the illusion of moving images.

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Film Business Asia

Film Business Asia was a film trade magazine based in Hong Kong.

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Film criticism

Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films and the film medium.

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Film editing

Film editing is a technical part of the post-production process of filmmaking.

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Film festival

A film festival is an organized, extended presentation of films in one or more cinemas or screening venues, usually in a single city or region.

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Film finance

Film finance is an aspect of film production that occurs during the development stage prior to pre-production, and is concerned with determining the potential value of a proposed film.

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Film genre

A film genre is a motion picture category based on similarities in either the narrative elements or the emotional response to the film (namely, serious, comic, etc.). Most theories of film genre are borrowed from literary genre criticism.

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Formula fiction

In popular culture, formula fiction is literature in which the storylines and plots have been reused to the extent that the narratives are predictable.

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Games Gamblers Play

Games Gamblers Play is a 1974 Hong Kong comedy film directed by and starring Michael Hui, with action direction by Sammo Hung.

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Gen-X Cops

Gen-X Cops is a 1999 Hong Kong action crime film directed by Benny Chan, starring Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung and Sam Lee.

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Harvard University Press

Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University, and focused on academic publishing.

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Heroic bloodshed

Heroic bloodshed is a genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.

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Historical period drama

The term historical period drama (also historical drama, period drama, costume drama, and period piece) refers to a work set in a past time period, usually used in the context of film and television.

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Hokkien

Hokkien (from) or (閩南語/閩南話), is a Southern Min Chinese dialect group originating from the Minnan region in the south-eastern part of Fujian Province in Southeastern China and Taiwan, and spoken widely there and by the Chinese diaspora in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia, and by other overseas Chinese all over the world.

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Hold You Tight (film)

Hold You Tight is a 1998 Hong Kong romantic drama film directed by Stanley Kwan.

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Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Hong Kong action cinema

Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame.

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Hong Kong Cinemagic

Hong Kong Cinemagic, sometimes referred to as HKCinemagic, is a bilingual (French and English) website providing a repository for information about Chinese language films from Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, and the people who created them.

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Hong Kong dollar

The Hong Kong dollar (sign: HK$; code: HKD) is the official currency of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Film Award

The Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA), founded in 1982, is an annual film awards ceremony in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award

The Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards (Traditional Chinese: 香港電影評論學會大獎) are the annual awards given by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society in Hong Kong since 1994.

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Hong Kong International Film Festival

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF, Chinese: 香港國際電影節) is one of Asia’s oldest international film festival.

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Hong Kong Legends

Hong Kong Legends was a United Kingdom DVD distribution company, based in Hertfordshire and operating from the UK and Australia between 1999 and 2007.

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Hong Kong motion picture rating system

The Hong Kong motion picture rating system is a legal system of movie screening and rating.

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Hong Kong Movie DataBase

The Hong Kong Movie DataBase (HKMDB) is a bilingual (English and Chinese) website that was created in 1995 by Ryan Law to provide a repository for information about movies originating from Hong Kong and the people who created them.

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Hong Kong New Wave

The Hong Kong New Wave was a movement in Chinese-language cinema that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Horror film

A horror film is a film that seeks to elicit a physiological reaction, such as an elevated heartbeat, through the use of fear and shocking one’s audiences.

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Huangmei opera

Huangmei or Huangmei tone (黃梅戲 or 黃梅調, pinyin: Huángméixì or Huángméidiào) originated as a form of rural folksong and dance that has been in existence for the last 200 years and possibly longer.

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Indonesia

Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.

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Infernal Affairs

Infernal Affairs is a 2002 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak.

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Jackie Chan

Chan Kong-sang, SBS, MBE, PMW (生; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong martial artist, actor, film director, producer, stuntman, and singer.

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese horror

Japanese horror, known outside Japan as "J-horror", is Japanese horror fiction in popular culture, noted for its unique thematic and conventional treatment of the horror genre in light of western treatments.

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Jay Leyda

Jay Leyda (February 12, 1910 – February 15, 1988)David Stirk and Elena Pinto Simon in was an American avant-garde filmmaker and film historian, noted for his work on U.S, Soviet, and Chinese cinema, as well as his collections of documentation on the day-to-day lives of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson.

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Jet Li

Li Lianjie (born 26 April 1963), better known by his stage name Jet Li, is a Chinese film actor, film producer, martial artist, and retired Wushu champion who was born in Beijing.

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John Woo

John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-seng; Ng Yu-sum (Cantonese); born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.

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Johnnie To

Johnnie To Kei-fung (born 22 April 1955) is a Hong Kong film director and producer.

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Julie Yeh Feng

Ye Feng, more commonly known in the Anglophone world as Julie Yeh Feng is an actress, singer and businesswoman.

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Jyutping

Jyutping is a romanisation system for Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK), an academic group, in 1993.

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Karl Maka

Karl Maka is a Hong Kong film producer, director, actor and presenter.

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King Hu

Hu Jinquan (29 April 1932 – 14 January 1997), better known as King Hu, was a Chinese film director based in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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Kowloon

Kowloon is an urban area in Hong Kong comprising the Kowloon Peninsula and New Kowloon.

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Kung fu film

Kung fu film is a subgenre of martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema set in the contemporary period and featuring realistic martial arts.

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Kung Fu Hustle

Kung Fu Hustle is a 2004 Hong Kong-Chinese martial arts gangster comedy film, directed, co-produced and co-written by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role.

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Kuomintang

The Kuomintang of China (KMT; often translated as the Nationalist Party of China) is a major political party in the Republic of China on Taiwan, based in Taipei and is currently the opposition political party in the Legislative Yuan.

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Kwan Tak-hing

Kwan Tak-hing, MBE (27 June 1905 – 28 June 1996) was a Hong Kong actor who played the role of martial artist folk hero Wong Fei-hung in at least 77 films, between the 1940s and the 1980s.

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Lai Man-Wai

Lai Man-Wai (1893–1953), considered the "Father of Hong Kong Cinema", was the director of the first Hong Kong film Zhuangzi Tests His Wife in 1913.

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Lawrence Ah Mon

Lawrence Ah Mon or Lawrence Lau Kwok Cheong (劉國昌) (born 1949) is a Hong Kong film director.

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Leonard Ho

Leonard Ho (1925 – 17 February 1998) was a Chinese film producer.

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Leslie Cheung

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing (12 September 1956 – 1 April 2003) was a Hong Kong singer, actor as well as composer.

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Li Han-hsiang

Richard Li Han Hsiang (7 March 1926 in Jinxi, Liaoning - 17 December 1996 in Beijing) was a Chinese film director.

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Li Yu (author)

Li Yu (given name: 仙侣 Xiānlǚ; courtesy name: 笠翁 Lìwēng; 1610–1680 AD), also known as Li Liweng, was a Chinese playwright, novelist and publisher.

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Lina

Lina is a common female given name in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia,, and Lithuania, especially among those born after 1980.

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List of cinema of the world

This is a list of cinema of the world by continent and country.

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List of cinemas in Hong Kong

This is a list of current and former cinemas in Hong Kong.

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List of films set in Hong Kong

While most of local Hong Kong movies were filmed locally, several foreign movies were also, at least partly, set in Hong Kong.

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Lists of Hong Kong films

This is a list of films produced in Hong Kong ordered by decade and year of release in separate pages.

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Loke Wan Tho

Loke Wan Tho (14 June 1915 – 20 June 1964), born in Kuala Lumpur, was a Singaporean business magnate, ornithologist, and photographer.

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Mabel Cheung

Mabel Cheung (Chinese: 張婉婷, born 17 November 1950) is a film director from Hong Kong.

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Mad Detective

Mad Detective (Chinese: 神探) is a 2007 Hong Kong psychological thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai.

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Maggie Cheung

Maggie Cheung Man-yuk (born 20 September 1964) is an actress from Hong Kong.

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Mainland China

Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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Malaysia

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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Martial arts

Martial arts are codified systems and traditions of combat practices, which are practiced for a number of reasons: as self-defense, military and law enforcement applications, mental and spiritual development; as well as entertainment and the preservation of a nation's intangible cultural heritage.

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Martial arts film

Martial arts films are a subgenre of action films, which feature numerous martial arts fights between characters.

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Melodrama

A melodrama is a dramatic work in which the plot, which is typically sensational and designed to appeal strongly to the emotions, takes precedence over detailed characterization.

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Men Behind the Sun

Men Behind the Sun (literally meaning Black Sun: 731) is a 1988 Hong Kong historical horror film directed by T. F. Mou.

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Michael Hui

Michael Hui Koon-man (born; 3 September 1942) (also known as Mr Boo!) is a Hong Kong actor, comedian, scriptwriter and director.

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Milkyway Image

Milkyway Image (Hong Kong) Ltd. is a production company based in Hong Kong.

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Minxin Film Company

The Minxin Film Company or the China Sun Film Company was one of the earliest movie studios in the history of Chinese cinema.

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Mo lei tau

Mo lei tau is a type of slapstick humour associated with Hong Kong popular culture that developed during the late 20th century.

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MOS (filmmaking)

MOS is a standard filmmaking jargon abbreviation used in production reports to indicate an associated film segment has no synchronous audio track.

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Musical film

The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing.

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Naked Killer

Naked Killer is a 1992 Hong Kong film written and produced by Wong Jing, and directed by Clarence Fok Yiu-leung.

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Needing You...

Needing You... is a 2000 Hong Kong romantic comedy film, produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai, starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng.

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One-Armed Swordsman

One-Armed Swordsman is a 1967 Hong Kong wuxia film produced by the Shaw Brothers Studio.

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Orange Sky Golden Harvest

Orange Sky Golden Harvest (OSGH), previously known as Golden Harvest from 1970 to 2009, is a film production, distribution, and exhibition company based in Hong Kong.

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Permanent Residence

Permanent Residence (永久居留) is a 2009 Hong Kong film starring Sean Li and Osman Hung, and directed by acclaimed Hong Kong Chinese film-maker Danny Cheng Wan-Cheung, whose production-credited name is Scud.

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Pinyin

Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

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Political freedom

Political freedom (also known as political autonomy or political agency) is a central concept in history and political thought and one of the most important features of democratic societies.

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Pornography

Pornography (often abbreviated porn) is the portrayal of sexual subject matter for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal.

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Purple Storm (film)

Purple Storm is a 1999 Hong Kong action film directed by Teddy Chan, and narrated by Daniel Wu, who also starred in the film.

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Raymond Chow

Raymond Chow Man-Wai GBS (born 8 October 1927) is a Hong Kong film producer, and presenter.

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Raymond Wong Pak-ming

Raymond Wong Pak-ming (born 8 April 1946; sometimes transliterated as Raymond Wong Bak-ming) is a Hong Kong film producer, playwright, director and actor.

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Realism (arts)

Realism, sometimes called naturalism, in the arts is generally the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, or implausible, exotic, and supernatural elements.

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Remake

A remake is a film or television series that is based on an earlier film or TV series and tells the same, or a very similar, story.

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Ricky Hui

Ricky Hui Koon-ying (3 August 1946 – 8 November 2011) was a Hong Kong actor and singer.

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Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television.

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Running on Karma

Running on Karma, also known as An Intelligent Muscle Man, is a 2003 Hong Kong action thriller film produced and directed by Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai.

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Sam Hui

Samuel Hui Koon-kit (born 6 September 1948), usually known as Sam Hui, is a Hong Kong musician, singer, songwriter and actor.

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Samurai

were the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan.

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Second Sino-Japanese War

The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945.

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Sequel

A sequel is a literature, film, theatre, television, music or video game that continues the story of, or expands upon, some earlier work.

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV).

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Sex and Zen

Sex and Zen ("The Carnal Prayer Mat's Stash of Illicit Love") is a 1991 Hong Kong erotic comedy film directed by Michael Mak and starring Lawrence Ng and Amy Yip.

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Shanghai

Shanghai (Wu Chinese) is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million.

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Shaolin Soccer

Shaolin Soccer is a 2001 Hong Kong martial arts sports comedy film co-written and directed by Stephen Chow, who also stars in the lead role.

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Shaw Brothers Studio

Shaw Brothers (HK) Ltd. was the largest film production company of Hong Kong.

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Silver nitrate

Silver nitrate is an inorganic compound with chemical formula.

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Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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Situ Huimin

Situ Huimin (16 February 1910 – 4 April 1987), was a Chinese film director, screenwriter and actor, born in Kaiping, Guangdong.

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Slapstick

Slapstick is a style of humor involving exaggerated physical activity which exceeds the boundaries of normal physical comedy.

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Sound film

A sound film is a motion picture with synchronized sound, or sound technologically coupled to image, as opposed to a silent film.

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South Korea

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (대한민국; Hanja: 大韓民國; Daehan Minguk,; lit. "The Great Country of the Han People"), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and lying east to the Asian mainland.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

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Special effect

Special effects (often abbreviated as SFX, SPFX, or simply FX) are illusions or visual tricks used in the film, television, theatre, video game and simulator industries to simulate the imagined events in a story or virtual world.

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Standard Chinese

Standard Chinese, also known as Modern Standard Mandarin, Standard Mandarin, or simply Mandarin, is a standard variety of Chinese that is the sole official language of both China and Taiwan (de facto), and also one of the four official languages of Singapore.

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Stanley Kwan

Stanley Kwan (born October 9, 1957) is a Hong Kong film director and producer.

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Star system (filmmaking)

The star system was the method of creating, promoting and exploiting stars in Hollywood films.

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Stealing a Roast Duck

Stealing a Roast Duck is a silent short directed by Liang Shao-Bo in 1909; it is considered the first film from Hong Kong.

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Stephen Chow

Stephen Chow Sing-chi (born 22 June 1962) is a Chinese film director, actor, producer, political adviser of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and martial artist.

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Story of a Discharged Prisoner

Story of a Discharged Prisoner (英雄本色; lit. "True Colors of a Hero"), also called Upright Repenter, is a 1967 Hong Kong film directed by Patrick Lung Kong.

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Stunt

A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theatre, or cinema.

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Sync sound

Sync sound (synchronized sound recording) refers to sound recorded at the time of the filming of movies.

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Taiwan

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Tang Shu Shuen

Tang Shu Shuen (born 1941), also known as Cecile Tang Shu Shuen, is a former Hong Kong film director.

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Teddy Boy

Teddy Boy (also known as Ted) is a British subculture typified by young men wearing clothes that were partly inspired by the styles worn by dandies in the Edwardian period, which Savile Row tailors had attempted to re-introduce in Britain after the Second World War.

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Television in Hong Kong

Television in Hong Kong is primarily in Cantonese and English.

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Teochew dialect

Teochew (Chaozhou dialect: Diê⁵ziu¹ uê⁷; Shantou dialect: Dio⁵ziu¹ uê⁷) is a variant of Southern Min spoken mainly by the Teochew people in the Chaoshan region of eastern Guangdong and by their diaspora around the world.

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Thailand

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand and formerly known as Siam, is a unitary state at the center of the Southeast Asian Indochinese peninsula composed of 76 provinces.

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The Arch

The Arch is a 1968 Hong Kong drama film directed by Tang Shu Shuen.

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The Carnal Prayer Mat

Rouputuan, also known as Huiquanbao and Juehouchan, and translated as The Carnal Prayer Mat or The Before Midnight Scholar, is a 17th-century Chinese erotic novel published under a pseudonym but usually attributed to Li Yu.

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The Departed

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan.

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The Eye (2002 film)

The Eye, also known as Seeing Ghosts, is a 2002 horror film directed by the Pang brothers.

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The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter (THR) is a multi-platform American digital and print magazine founded in 1930 and focusing on the Hollywood film industry, television, and entertainment industries, as well as Hollywood's intersection with fashion, finance, law, technology, lifestyle, and politics.

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The House of 72 Tenants

The House of 72 Tenants (七十二家房客) is a 1973 Hong Kong film directed by Chor Yuen.

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The Killer (1989 film)

The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh.

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The Love Eterne

The Love Eterne is a 1963 Hong Kong musical film of the Huangmei opera genre directed by Li Han Hsiang.

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The Mission (1999 film)

The Mission (lit. The Gunfire) is a 1999 Hong Kong crime film produced and directed Johnnie To, and starring Anthony Wong, Francis Ng, Jackie Lui, Lam Suet, and Simon Yam.

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The Truth About Jane and Sam

The Truth About Jane and Sam (Chinese: 真心話; Simplified Chinese: 真心话) is a 1999 Hong Kong film co-produced by Hong Kong's Film Unlimited and Singapore's Raintree Pictures.

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The Untold Story

The Untold Story is a 1993 Hong Kong crime-thriller film directed by Herman Yau and starring Danny Lee and Anthony Wong, with the former also serving as the film's producer.

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Tianyi Film Company

Tianyi Film Company, also called Unique Film Productions, was one of the "big three" film production companies in pre-Second World War Republic of China.

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Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Tony Leung Chiu-wai (born 27 June 1962) is a Hong Kong actor.

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Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong

The transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China, referred to as "the Handover" internationally or "the Return" in Mainland China, took place on 1 July 1997.

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Triad (organized crime)

A triad is one of many branches of Chinese transnational organized crime syndicates based in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and in countries with significant Chinese populations, such as the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, South Africa, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand.

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Tsim Sha Tsui

Tsim Sha Tsui, often abbreviated as TST, is an urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong.

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Tsui Hark

Tsui Hark (Từ Khắc, born 15 February 1950), born Tsui Man-kong, is a Vietnam-born Chinese film director, producer and screenwriter.

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TVB

Television Broadcasts Limited, commonly known as TVB, was the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong and commenced broadcasting on 19 November 1967.

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Twins (group)

Twins are a Hong Kong Cantopop duo that was created in the summer of 2001 by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG).

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Unintended consequences

In the social sciences, unintended consequences (sometimes unanticipated consequences or unforeseen consequences) are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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University of Hawaii Press

The University of Hawaii Press is a university press that is part of the University of Hawaiokinai.

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Varieties of Chinese

Chinese, also known as Sinitic, is a branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family consisting of hundreds of local language varieties, many of which are not mutually intelligible.

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Wai Ka-fai

Wai Ka-Fai is a Hong Kong screenwriter, producer, film director, and former TV screenwriter and producer.

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Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

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Wong Fei-hung

Wong Fei-hung (9 July 1847 – 25 March 1924), born Wong Sek-cheung with the courtesy name Tat-wun, was a Cantonese martial artist, physician, and folk hero, who has become the subject of numerous martial arts films and television series.

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Wong Jing

Wong Jing (born 3 May 1955) is a Hong Kong film director, producer, actor, presenter, and screenwriter.

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Wong Kar-wai

Wong Kar-wai, BBS (born 17 July 1958) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylized work, including As Tears Go By (1988), Days of Being Wild (1990), Ashes of Time (1994), Chungking Express (1994), Fallen Angels (1995), Happy Together (1997), 2046 (2004) and The Grandmaster (2013).

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Wuxia

Wuxia (武俠, IPA), which literally means "martial heroes", is a genre of Chinese fiction concerning the adventures of martial artists in ancient China.

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Yam Kim-fai

Yam Kim Fai (4 February 1913 (Lunar 29 December 1912) – 29 November 1989), also known as Ren Jianhui was a renowned Cantonese opera actress in China and Hong Kong.

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Yim Ho

Yim Ho (Chinese:嚴浩) is a Hong Kong director most active the 1980s, and a leader of the Hong Kong New Wave.

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Young and Dangerous

Young and Dangerous is a 1996 Hong Kong crime film about a group of triad members, detailing their adventures and dangers in a Hong Kong Triad society.

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Yuppie

"Yuppie" (short for "young urban professional" or "young, upwardly-mobile professional") is a term coined in the early 1980s for a young professional person working in a city.

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Zhuangzi Tests His Wife

Zhuangzi Tests His Wife is a 1913 Hong Kong drama film directed by Li Minwei.

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1997 Asian financial crisis

The Asian financial crisis was a period of financial crisis that gripped much of East Asia beginning in July 1997 and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to financial contagion.

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