Director Yuen Woo-ping received this year’s Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Asian Film Festival. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The Matrix martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping on a lifetime in film, Jet Li’s power and drunken kung fu

  • Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy, Drunken Master and The Tai Chi Master are just some of the films the famed martial arts choreographer directed
  • Honoured this week at the New York Asian Film Festival 2019, Yuen reflects on Jet Li’s rise, his kick that put two stuntmen in hospital, and Bruce Lee’s legacy
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Director Yuen Woo-ping received this year’s Star Asia Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Asian Film Festival. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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Tsai Chin in a scene from the stage play The World of Suzie Wong, a hit in London’s West End in the late 1950s. It was the first show in the West End to star a Chinese actress – one of many firsts in Tsai’s career. Photo: Alamy

The Chinese film star China barely knows: Tsai Chin – Bond girl, Suzie Wong actress, daughter of Shanghai

  • Grey’s Anatomy star was the first Chinese Bond girl, the first Chinese student at London’s Rada drama school and the first Chinese actress in a West End show
  • Now 85, she may finally get recognition in China with the launch of documentary Daughter of Shanghai. Its director tells us why Tsai is her idol
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Tsai Chin in a scene from the stage play The World of Suzie Wong, a hit in London’s West End in the late 1950s. It was the first show in the West End to star a Chinese actress – one of many firsts in Tsai’s career. Photo: Alamy
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