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Hengdian World Studios
Hengdian World Studios () is a film studio located in Hengdian, a Chinese town in the city of Dongyang, Zhejiang Province. It is the largest film studio in the world. The movie studio is operated by the privately owned Hengdian Group founded by Xu Wenrong. Sometimes called "Chinawood", Xu turned acres of farmland in central Zhejiang into the largest movie studio in Asia. Construction began in the mid-1990s and has been ongoing ever since with the possible recent addition of the replica of the Old Summer Palace. A film about extras working at the studio, ''I Am Somebody'', was released in China in 2015. Studio The studio’s sets are free for film crews, the studio makes returns on the hotels, restaurants, equipment and costumes. The studio consists of 13 shooting bases with a total area of up to 330 ha. and building areas of 495,995 square meters. In addition to its huge scale, the studio also has several records which includes: # Largest Indoor Buddha Figure in China. # Larges ...
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Dongyang
() is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Jinhua in Central Zhejiang Province, China. It covers an area of and administers eleven towns, one township, and six subdistricts. It is part of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Region. Its built-up (''or metro'') area, made of Dongyang and the neighboring city of Yiwu, was home to 2,038,413 inhabitants at the 2010 census. History Dongyang county was first set up in AD 195 (2nd year of Xingping Reign of East Han Dynasty) and known as Wuning (). In AD 688, the name was changed to Dongyang (). The name Dongyang means "Eastern Sun". Administrative divisions Subdistricts: *Wuning Subdistrict (吴宁街道), Nanshi Subdistrict (南市街道), Baiyun Subdistrict (白云街道), Jiangbei Subdistrict (江北街道), Chengdong Subdistrict (城东街道), Liushi Subdistrict (六石街道) Towns: *Weishan (巍山镇), Hulu (虎鹿镇), Geshan (歌山镇), Zuocun (佐村镇), Dongyangjiang (东阳江镇), Huxi (湖溪镇), Mazhai (马 ...
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TIME Asia
''Time'' is an American news magazine and news website published and based in New York City. For many years, it was published weekly, but by 2021 it switched to bi-weekly. It was first published in New York City on March 3, 1923, and for many years it was run by its influential co-founder Henry Luce. A European edition (''Time Europe'', formerly known as ''Time Atlantic'') is published in London and also covers the Middle East, Africa, and, since 2003, Latin America. An Asian edition (''Time Asia'') is based in Hong Kong. The South Pacific edition, which covers Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, is based in Sydney. In December 2008, ''Time'' discontinued publishing a Canadian advertiser edition. As of 2012, ''Time'' had a circulation of 3.3 million, making it the 11th-most circulated magazine in the United States, and the second-most circulated weekly behind ''People.'' In July 2017, its circulation was 3,028,013; this was cut down to 2 million by late 20 ...
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Chinadaily
''China Daily'' () is an English-language daily newspaper owned by the Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party. Overview ''China Daily'' has the widest print circulation of any English-language newspaper in China. The headquarters and principal editorial office is in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. The newspaper has branch offices in most major cities of China as well as several major foreign cities including New York City, Washington, D.C., London, and Kathmandu. The paper is published by satellite offices in the United States, Hong Kong, and Europe. ''China Daily'' also produces an insert of sponsored content called "China Watch" that has been distributed inside other newspapers such as ''The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal,'' and ''The Washington Post''. ''China Daily'' in China targets mainly diplomats, foreign expats, tourists as well as locals wishing to improve their English. The China edition also offers program guides to Radio Beijing and tele ...
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The New Yorker
''The New Yorker'' is an American weekly magazine featuring journalism, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry. Started as a weekly in 1925, the magazine is now published 47 times annually, with five of these issues covering two-week spans. Although its reviews and events listings often focus on the cultural life of New York City, ''The New Yorker'' has a wide audience outside New York and is read internationally. It is well known for its illustrated and often topical covers, its commentaries on popular culture and eccentric Americana, its attention to modern fiction by the inclusion of short stories and literary reviews, its rigorous fact checking and copy editing, its journalism on politics and social issues, and its single-panel cartoons sprinkled throughout each issue. History ''The New Yorker'' was founded by Harold Ross and his wife Jane Grant, a ''New York Times'' reporter, and debuted on February 21, 1925. Ross wanted to create a sophisti ...
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Architectural Digest
''Architectural Digest'' is an American monthly magazine founded in 1920. Its principal subject is interior design and landscaping, rather than pure external architecture. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, which also publishes international editions of ''Architectural Digest'' in Italy, China, France, Germany, India, Russia, Spain, Mexico, and Latin America. ''Architectural Digest'' is aimed at an affluent and style-conscious readership, and is subtitled "The International Design Authority". The magazine also releases the annual AD100 list, which recognizes the most influential interior designers and architects around the world. History Originally a quarterly trade directory called ''The Architectural Digest: A Pictorial Digest of California's Best Architecture'', the magazine was launched in 1920 by John Coke Brasfield (1880–1962). Brasfield, born in Tennessee, moved to southern California in the early 1900s, where he founded the John C. Brasfield Publishing Corporation ...
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Mulan (2020 Film)
''Mulan'' is a 2020 American fantasy adventure drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Niki Caro, with a screenplay by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek, and Elizabeth Martin, it is a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1998 animated film of the same name, itself based on the Chinese folklore story, "The Ballad of Mulan". The film stars Yifei Liu in the title role, alongside Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles. The plot takes place in Imperial China, where Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, masquerades as a man to take her ailing father's place during a general conscription to counter the Rouran army. Plans for a live-action remake began in 2010 but the project stalled in "development hell" for most of the decade. Filming took place in New Zealand and China from August to November 2018. Over the course of production, the film was the subject of several controversies, including c ...
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
''Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'' () is a 2000 ''wuxia'' film directed by Ang Lee and written by Wang Hui-ling, James Schamus and Kuo Jung Tsai. The film features an international cast of actors of Chinese ethnicity, including Chow Yun-fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen. It is based on the Chinese novel of the same name by Wang Dulu, the fourth part of his ''Crane Iron'' Pentalogy. A multinational venture, the film was made on a US$17 million budget, and was produced by Asian Union Film & Entertainment, China Film Co-Productions Corporation, Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia, Edko Films, Good Machine International, and Zoom Hunt Productions. With dialogue in Mandarin, subtitled for various markets, ''Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'' became a surprise international success, grossing $213.5 million worldwide. It grossed US $128 million in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing foreign-language film produced overseas in American history. The film was the f ...
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Empress Ki (TV Series)
''Empress Ki'' () is a South Korean historical drama television series starring Ha Ji-won as the titular Empress Ki. It aired on MBC from October 28, 2013 to April 29, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 51 episodes. A domestic and overseas hit, the series received the Golden Bird Prize for Serial Drama at the 9th Seoul International Drama Awards. Ha Ji-won also won the Grand Prize at the MBC Drama Awards for her performance. Title The early working title was ''Hwatu'' (; lit. "Battle of Flowers") but the title was changed to prevent confusion with the similarly named playing cards. Synopsis The series revolves around Gi Seungnyang, a Goryeo-born woman who ascends to power despite the restrictions of the era's class system, and later marries Toghon Temür (Emperor of Mongol Empire) to become an empress of the Yuan dynasty, instead of her first love, Wang Yu. It managed to highlight the deep love the Emperor embedded in Lady Ki and depicts her loves and political ambitions ...
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South Korea
South Korea (Korean: /, RR: ''Hanguk''; literally /, RR: ''Namhan'', or /, MR: ''Namchosŏn'' in North Korean usage), officially the Republic of Korea (ROK; Korean: /, RR: ''Daehan Minguk''), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, and sharing a land border with North Korea. 25 million people, around half of the country's population of 51 million, live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the world. The Korean Peninsula was inhabited as early as the Lower Paleolithic period. Its first kingdom was noted in Chinese records in the early 7th century BCE. Following the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea into Silla and Balhae in the late 7th century, Korea was ruled by the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392) and the Joseon dynasty (1392–1897). The succeeding Korean Empire was annexed into the Empire of Japan in 1910. After World War II, Korea was divided into two zones; a northern zone occupied by the So ...
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Variety
Variety may refer to: Science and technology Mathematics * Algebraic variety, the set of solutions of a system of polynomial equations * Variety (universal algebra), classes of algebraic structures defined by equations in universal algebra Horticulture * Variety (botany), a formal rank in botanical taxonomic nomenclature * "Variety", an informal (and non-taxonomic) term for cultivar in horticulture Computing and the Internet * Variety (cybernetics), the number of possible states of a system or of an element of the system Linguistics * Variety (linguistics), a specific form of speech Arts and entertainment Media * ''Variety'' (magazine), an entertainment industry newspaper * Variety (radio), a format of radio programming * Variety Television Network, an American former digital subchannel Film and television * ''Variety'' (1925 film), a silent film * ''Variety'' (1935 film), a British musical film * ''Variety'' (1935 German film), a German drama film * ''Variety'' (1971 film ...
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Jet Li
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Jackie Chan
Chan Kong-sang () (; born 7 April 1954), known professionally as Jackie Chan, is a Hong Kong actor and martial artist, who is known for his slapstick acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and innovative stunts, which he typically performs himself. He has trained in Wushu or Kung Fu and Hapkido, and has been acting since the 1960s, performing in more than 150 films. He is one of the most popular action film stars of all-time. Chan is one of the most recognizable and influential cinematic personalities in the world, gaining a widespread following in both the Eastern and Western hemispheres, and has received stars on the Hong Kong Avenue of Stars and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has been referenced in various pop songs, cartoons, and video games. He is an operatically trained vocalist and is also a Cantopop and Mandopop star, having released a number of albums and sung many of the theme songs for the films in which he has starred. He is also a globally known philanthropist a ...
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The Forbidden Kingdom
''The Forbidden Kingdom'' (: ''Gong Fu Zhi Wang'' (Mandarin) or ''Gung Fu Ji Wong'' (Cantonese) and translated ''King of Kung Fu'' (English); Working title: ''The J & J Project'') is a 2008 wuxia film written by John Fusco, and directed by Rob Minkoff, and starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Loosely based on the 16th century novel ''Journey to the West'', it is the first film to co-star Jackie Chan and Jet Li. The action sequences were choreographed by Yuen Woo-ping. The film is distributed in the United States through Lionsgate and The Weinstein Company, and through The Huayi Brothers Film & Taihe Investment Company in China. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US and Hong Kong on September 9, 2008 and the United Kingdom on November 17, 2008. Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus praises the fight scenes but says the film has too much filler. ''The Forbidden Kingdom'' grossed $128 million against a budget of $55 million. Plot South Boston teenager Jason Tripitikas is a fan of ma ...
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A Step Into The Past
''A Step into the Past'' is a 2001 Hong Kong television series produced by TVB and based on Huang Yi's novel of the same Chinese title. The series tells the story of a 21st-century Hong Kong VIPPU officer who travels back in time to the Warring States period of ancient China. He is involved in a number of important historical events that leads to the first unification of China under the Qin dynasty. The series' first original broadcast ran from 15 October to 7 December 2001 on the TVB Jade network in Hong Kong. A film sequel to the series, titled ''Back to the Past'', is currently in post-production. Plot 21st century Hong Kong Hong Siu-lung is a 21st-century VIPPU special agent in Hong Kong. In the first episode, Hong and his colleagues stand guard at an exhibition of the First Emperor's Terracotta Army. One of Hong's colleagues notices that one of the terracotta warriors bears a striking resemblance to Hong. Moments later, wealthy businessman Lee Siu-chiu is attacked and held h ...
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Hong Kong
Hong Kong (, ), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (HKSAR) (), is a metropolitan area and special administrative region of the People's Republic of China on the eastern Pearl River Delta of the South China Sea. With over 7.5 million residents of various nationalities in a territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world. Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842.. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898... The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997.. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under the principle of "one country, two systems". Originally a sparsely populated ar ...
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