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Jia Zhangke profiled in <i>The New Yorker</i>

In a sure sign that Chinese independent cinema is breaking into the American mainstream, The New Yorker has devoted a feature article to Jia Zhangke, written by Evan Osnos. The article is only available in print – though I will post choice passages once I have a chance to read it. In the meantime, enjoy this video essay produced by The New Yorker that summarizes Jia’s film artistry.


The New Yorker blog also posted a list of books, articles and other helpful resources – impressive but by no means comprehensive. Feel free to leave your own recommendations as well as your impressions of the feature article on Jia in the comments.

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