RAS Film

Tavern at the Radisson Xingguo Hotel

Chinese Box

Moderator: Knut K. Wimberger, RAS Member and Sinologist

In Observance of the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Handover to China

Director Wayne Wang’s meditation on the meaning of Hong Kong

Hong Kong born and naturalized American citizen Wayne Wang made “Chinese Box” during the six months preceding the July 1, 1997 return of Hong Kong to China. The plot projects complex social questions about the differences between the societies of mainland China, Hong Kong and Great Britain into a touching narrative around the protagonists, meandering between freedom and captivity, socialism and capitalism, emotional growth and financial gain, fraud and honesty, opportunistic “liking” and consummate love and ultimately – the most important question of all: “Is our truth any better than their truth?

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