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Romance of the Western Chamber – a Review

Romance of the Western Chamber - a Review

An adaptation of a famous Yuan Dynasty play, the silent film Romance of the Western Chamber offers 45 minutes of jerking eastern theatrical acting, ridiculous head gear and awesome close-up clips of swords clashing. Sources tell us that the original version was nearly twice as long, but the remaining portion did not seem to need […]


Postcards From Tomorrow Square – a Review

Postcards From Tomorrow Square - a Review

The Escape List: Postcards From Tomorrow Square by James Fallows *Editor’s Note: The Escape List originally existed as a separate identity from TRW. However, as busy readers and watchers we thought we ought to include some exposure for the various China-related (defined as broadly as we decide) media we have ingested and try to put […]