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Saving General Yang
SAVING GENERAL YANG is a 2013 Hong Kong film directed by Ronny Yu . The story is based on the legendary Generals of the Yang Family . The film was selected as part of the 2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 References * 4 External links PLOTThe film is set in the early Northern Song dynasty, AD 986, of northeastern China. Former Northern Han
Northern Han
general and the patriarch of the Yang clan Yang Ye pledges allegiance to the new Han Chinese-ruled Song regime after Northern Han's fall. Years later Yang's seventh son, Yang Yansi, participated in a martial arts tournament with his father's rival Pan Renmei's son Pan Bao in his sixth brother Yang Yanzhao's place to win Later Zhou
Later Zhou
's former princess Chai Meirong's (who is Yang Yanzhao's childhood sweetheart) hand in marriage, which ended in the latter's death
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Hong Kong International Film Festival
Founded in 1976, the HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (HKIFF, Chinese : 香港國際電影節) is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, Chinese language
Chinese language
and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world. Screening over 250 titles from more than 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues across the territory every year, HKIFF is one of the largest cultural events in Hong Kong. For the past seven years, HKIFF also produced and premiered anthologies of short films by well-known award winning filmmakers from Asia such as Ann HUI , KUROSAWA Kiyoshi , JIA Zhangke , Brillante MENDOZA , NAKATA Hideo , TSAI Ming-liang , Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL and among others. From 2017, HKIFF will collaborate with Heyi Pictures to produce two feature films a year by young Chinese filmmakers that will hold their world premieres at HKIFF
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Northern Han
The NORTHERN HAN kingdom (simplified Chinese : 北汉; traditional Chinese : 北漢; pinyin : Běi Hàn) was a state of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period . It was founded by Liu Min (劉旻), formerly known as Liu Chong (劉崇), and lasted from 951 to 979. CONTENTS * 1 Founding of the Northern Han
Northern Han
* 2 Territorial extent * 3 Wedge between Liao and Song * 4 Fall of the Northern Han
Northern Han
* 5 Rulers * 6 The family tree of the Later Han and Northern Han
Northern Han
rulers * 7 References * 7.1 Notes * 7.2 Sources FOUNDING OF THE NORTHERN HANThe short-lived state of Later Han fell in 950. Liu Min founded the Northern Han
Northern Han
Kingdom, sometimes referred to as the Eastern Han, in 951 claiming that he was the legitimate heir to the imperial throne of Later Han
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Cinema Of Hong Kong
The CINEMA OF HONG KONG (Chinese : 香港電影) is one of the three major threads in the history of Chinese language
Chinese language
cinema , alongside the cinema of China , and the cinema of Taiwan
Taiwan
. As a former British colony , Hong Kong
Hong Kong
had a greater degree of political and economic freedom than mainland China and Taiwan
Taiwan
, and developed into a filmmaking hub for the Chinese-speaking world (including its worldwide diaspora), and for East Asia
East Asia
in general. For decades, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
was the third largest motion picture industry in the world (after Indian cinema
Indian cinema
and Hollywood
Hollywood
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Pan Renmei
PAN may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Prefix * 2 People * 3 Arts, entertainment, and media * 3.1 Card games * 3.2 Fictional characters * 3.3 Films * 3.4 Literature and publishing * 3.5 Music * 3.5.1 Musical instruments * 3.5.2 Performers * 3.5.3 Titled works * 4 Religion * 5 Science and technology * 5.1 Astronomy * 5.2 Chemistry * 5.3 Computing * 5.4 Geology * 5.5 Health and medicine * 5.6 Multimedia technologies * 5.7 Zoology * 6 Food and drink * 7 Languages * 8 Organizations * 8.1 Political parties * 8.2 Other organizations * 9 Other uses * 10 See also PREFIX* Pan-, a prefix from the Greek πᾶν, pan, meaning "all", "of everything", or "involving all members" of a group * All pages beginning with "Pan" , most but not all using the prefixPEOPLE * Pan (surname) , Chinese family name (潘 or 盤)ARTS, ENTERTAIN
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Kenji Kawai
KENJI KAWAI (川井 憲次, Kawai Kenji, born April 23, 1957) is a Japanese music composer , for motion pictures, anime movies , video games and televised programs. He has contributed to the musical scores for numerous films from Japan and other countries in Asia, working in film genres as diverse as anime , horror , sci-fi and historical epic
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Later Zhou
The LATER ZHOU (simplified Chinese : 后周; traditional Chinese : 後周; pinyin : Hòu Zhōu) was the last in a succession of five dynasties that controlled most of northern China
China
during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period , which lasted from 907 to 960 and bridged the gap between the Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
and the Song Dynasty
Song Dynasty
. CONTENTS * 1 Founding of the Dynasty * 2 Rule of Guo Wei * 3 Rule of Guo Rong * 4 Fall of the Later Zhou
Later Zhou
* 5 Rulers * 6 Later Zhou
Later Zhou
emperors family tree * 7 References FOUNDING OF THE DYNASTYGuo Wei, a Han Chinese , served as the Assistant Military Commissioner at the court of the Later Han , a regime ruled by Shatuo Turks . A teenager came to the throne of the Later Han in 948 after the death of the founding emperor, Gaozu
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Empress Xiao Yanyan
XIAO YANYAN (蕭燕燕) (953–1009) was a Khitan empress of imperial China 's Liao dynasty . Her Chinese name was XIAO CHUO (蕭綽). She married Emperor Jingzong of Liao . At his death in 982, she became regent for her son Emperor Shengzong . She was formally referred to as EMPRESS DOWAGER CHENGTIAN (承天皇太后). She commanded her own army of 10,000 cavalry which she stayed at the head of until she was near the age of sixty. Song dynasty troops attacked the Liao in 986, but they were pushed back and later defeated in 989. She was known for her great skills in civil administration and retained great influence until her death. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Modern references * 2.1 Film and television * 2.2 Literature * 3 Notes and references * 4 Sources EARLY LIFEXiao Chuo was the 3rd child of Xiao Siwen (蕭思溫), Liao's chancellor . At a young age, she distinguished herself from her sisters by being very thorough sweeping the floors
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IMDb
IMDB, formerly known as INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews, operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon . As of December 2017 , IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database, as well as 83 million registered users. The site enables registered users to submit new material and edits to existing entries. Users with a proven track record of submitting factual data are given instant approval for minor additions such as filming locations. However, image, name, character name, plot summaries, and title changes are screened before publication, and usually take between 24–72 hours to appear
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Huyan Zan
HUYAN ZAN (呼延贊) (died 1000) was a military general in the early years of imperial China 's Song Dynasty . He participated in Song's conquest of Later Shu Kingdom in 964-965 and Northern Han Kingdom in 979. Later he helped defend Song's northern border against the Khitan -ruled Liao Dynasty . His surname Huyan suggests Xiongnu origins. A fierce warrior, Huyan Zan is known for tattooing the words "fervently kill the Khitans" (赤心殺契丹) all over his body, as well as on that of his wife and servants. CONTENTS * 1 Military career * 2 Later life * 3 In fiction * 4 Notes and references * 5 Sources MILITARY CAREERBorn in a military family, Huyan Zan started his career as a cavalryman in the Song Dynasty army. Emperor Taizu of Song recognized Huyan's talent and promoted him to the rank of a commissioner of the imperial cavalry (驍雄軍使). In 964, Huyan followed general Wang Quanbin (王全斌) to invade the Later Shu Kingdom as a vanguard general
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Hong Kong Movie DataBase
The HONG KONG MOVIE DATABASE (HKMDB) is a bilingual (English and Chinese ) website that was created in 1995 by Ryan Law to provide a repository for information about movies originating from Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and the people who created them. The database was initially populated with data on over 6000 films, and reviews from the defunct database hosted at egret0.stanford.edu. In subsequent years it has expanded to contain information on more than 18,000 films and 71,000 people, and to include many films from Taiwan
Taiwan
and Mainland China . The database can be searched by movie title or by person's name. CONTENTS * 1 The Data * 2 Membership * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links THE DATAHKMDB contains credits for cast and crew members, image and portrait galleries as well as user-contributed reviews
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Traditional Chinese Characters
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHARACTERS (traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese : 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin : Zhèngtǐzì/Fántĭzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan
Taiwan
, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
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Hong Kong Cinemagic
HONG KONG CINEMAGIC, sometimes referred to as HKCINEMAGIC, is a bilingual (French and English ) website providing a repository for information about Chinese language
Chinese language
films from Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, China and Taiwan
Taiwan
, and the people who created them. The website contains news, interviews, film reviews and a database of people, films and film studios as well as an illustrated glossary of terms. The web magazine has existed in various forms for over a decade. As of March 2009, the database contains over 10,000 films. The site was designed and is maintained by Marc Delcambre, Jean-Louis Ogé and Thomas Podvin. The key staff and editors are Stéphane Jaunin, Arnaud Lanuque, Van-Thuan Ly, Philippe Quevillart and David-Olivier Vidouze
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Fu Xinbo
BOBO is a Chinese boy band composed of two members, Jing Boran (Chinese : 井柏然) and Fu Xinbo (Chinese : 付辛博). The two became famous after competing in the 2007 My Hero (simplified Chinese : 07加油!好男儿; traditional Chinese : 07加油!好男兒) competition, with Jing Boran winning first and Fu Xinbo third. In 2008, the two released their own EP, Glory (simplified Chinese : 光荣; traditional Chinese : 光榮), and then the album, The Big World (Chinese : 世界之大). Since their debut, they have won multiple new artists awards. In 2008, they performed during the pre-ceremony performance of the 2008 Summer Paralympics opening ceremony
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Huayi Brothers
HUAYI BROTHERS MEDIA CORP. (Chinese : 华谊兄弟传媒股份有限公司; pinyin : Huáyì Xiōngdì Chuánméi Gǔfèn Yǒuxiàn Gōngsī) is a Chinese entertainment company that owns a film studio , a television production company , a talent agency , a record label , and a movie theater chain founded in Beijing
Beijing
by brothers Wang Zhongjun and Wang Zhonglei in 1994. The company made world news on October 30, 2009 when the Shenzhen Stock Exchange ChiNext Board was halted, after HBMC's stock price more than doubled by 122.74 percent from its IPO price, to open at 63.66 yuan per share. Patrick Frater of Variety called it "China’s largest private sector film conglomerate". In 2014, the company was the seventh-largest film distributor in China, with 2.26% of the market
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Ekin Cheng
EKIN CHENG (born 4 October 1967) is a Hong Kong actor and singer. Early in his career, he used the name DIOR as a first name (because that was what it sounded like when his younger sister tried to call him 二哥 in Cantonese). He has also been referred to as NOODLE Cheng, (鄭伊麵) after a popular noodle product with a similar name and his wavy long hair. Currently EKIN is the name used. CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Television * 1.2 Film * 1.3 Music * 1.4 Radio * 1.5 Others * 1.6 Endorsements * 2 References * 3 External links CAREERTELEVISIONCheng began acting in commercials when he was in high school, the most well-known being for Hi-C Lemon Tea. After high school, he enrolled in TVB 's Martial Arts school, but did not like it and switched to their acting school. After that he began to get a number of TV roles
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