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Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien and New Taiwanese Cinema

Originating in the early 1980s, New Taiwanese Cinema injected a vibrant energy and approach into the nation’s cinematic landscape at a time of political transformation. Enabled by state-sponsored funding and a relaxation in censorship, directors like Edward Yang and Hou Hsiao-hsien made perceptive and adventurous films that eschew traditional narratives to speak to the realities of...

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