Zhu Shilin: A Filmmaker of His Times (English edition) Book Cover

Zhu Shilin: A Filmmaker of His Times

Throughout his film career, Zhu Shilin (1899-1967) did not resign himself to drifting with the tide, but stayed true to his passion and tactfully rode out the turbulent waves of history with unflagging perseverance. He, somewhat like a miracle, made himself a genuine auteur rarely found in Chinese cinema, reflecting both past and present, tradition and modernity. Back in his times, his works might have not been 'progressive' enough, but when seen today, they continue to charm while finding their way deep into the core of the Chinese psyche.
The book contains essays on the art and historical path of Zhu Shilin by reputed scholars and writers, plus interviews with Zhu's children and protégé Cen Fan.
256 pages in total. Published in 2008. In separate Chinese and English editions. Priced at HK$118. (Edited by Wong Ain-ling)
English edition: ISBN 962-8050-46-X


The Portrait of Zhu Shilin as an Auteur
Liu Hui
Blowing in the Wind: Zhu Shilin's Creative Ups and Downs in His Zhonglian and Huaying Periods 
Lin Chang and Zhang Wei
At the Crossroads: The Identity Crisis of Zhu Shilin and Fei Mu 
Ding Yaping
Hong Kong Under the Lens of Zhu Shilin: An Examination of Zhu's Films from 1946 to 1954 
May Ng
The Leftist Cause and Domestic Enlightenment: The Dividing Wall, Between Fire and Water, Festival Moon 
Chan Chi-tak
New Times, Old Times: Women's Education and Gender Roles in Zhu Shilin's Films 
Grace Ng
The Early Works of Zhu Shilin and Contemporary Chinese Culture of the Early 20th Century 
Shen Shuang
Zhu Shilin's Musings on Women, Love and Marriage in Film 
Lau Shing-hon
Sorrows of the Housewife 
Michael Lam
The Dividing Wall: Zhu Shilin's Matrimonial Vision 
Wong Ain-ling
Genre-crossing of Film and Opera: The Cinema of Zhu Shilin at a Glance 
Koo Siu-sun
The Gravest Miscarriage of Justice in Chinese Film History: Sorrows of the Forbidden City 
Zhou Chengren
Race, Nation, and Ground Zero of Chinese Modernity: Sorrows of the Forbidden City—60 years later—A Reconsideration 
Evans Chan
Oral History (1):Chu Fung and Chu Yan
Oral History (2): Cen Fan