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A Timeline of Notable Films from Mainland China Through the Years

※ In the twentieth century, as critics commonly assert, Chinese filmmaking has generated six chronological groups, or generations, of filmmakers. The First Generation refers to China’s film pioneers of the 1920s; the Second Generation, the leftist filmmakers of the 1930s and 1940s (mostly working for various private film studios in Shanghai); the Third Generation, mostly Yan’an-trained filmmakers who became important in the early People’s Republic of China (PRC) cinema of the 1950s...

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