Location/Culture Reports

Culture Report – China

TV series that have been filmed in China include I Spy, The Love Boat, and Noble House. Movies that have been filmed in China include Around the World In Eighty Days, Empire of the Sun, Entrapment, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, the Joy Luck Club, Kill Bill Vo1umes 1 and 2, The Last Emperor, Love Story, M. Butterfly, The Man With the Golden Gun, Oliver’s Story, The Pillow Book, Revenge of the Pink Panther, Rush Hour, Rush Hour 2, Rush Hour 3, House of Flying Daggers, and Spy Game.

If you are interested in reading about China, the following books are recommended: Life and Death in Shanghai, Nien Cheng; Riding the Iron Rooster, Paul Theroux; The Search for Modern China, Jonathan Spence; Wild Swans, Jung Chang; Evening Chats in Beijing, Perry Link; The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan (which is not about how the mother-daughter bond can triumph over adversity); The Ginger Tree, Oswald Wynd; Wild Grass, Three Stories of Change in Modern China, Ian Johnson; and Last Chance to See, Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine.