Japanese films in Taiwan

Mark Nornes amnornes at umich.edu
Wed Oct 8 09:34:16 EDT 2003

More from the Chinese cinema list:

I would have to answer mostly no to the ban on Japanese films in Taiwan
during this era.

My reason for this claim actually ties into a co-worker here in my
office from Taipei (born 1947). He told me while growing up in 50's and
60's there was a theater in the city (owned by Shaw Bros.) which played
Japanese films and was where he developed his love of Japanese swordplay
films. Actually they showcased all styles of Japanese film there.

Hong Kong also allowed Japanese films to be screened during this period
also (as per Fonoroff's book).

Stephen LaRocque

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