Films

  • 14 Blades

    14 Blades

    Saturday 8 November 2014, 14.00-16.15
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    3, Members/concessions 2

    A Ming secret policeman defends the dynasty against his traitorous boss, interrogating Hong Kong directors previous metamorphic use of the late Ming period. Donnie Yen and Vicki Zhao Wei star in this action blockbuster.
    Director: Daniel Lee
    China 2010, 114 mins, Cert. 15

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  • Chinese Treasure Fleet: The Adventures of Zheng He

    Chinese Treasure Fleet: The Adventures of Zheng He

    Saturday 20 September 2014, 14.00-16.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    3, Members/concessions 2

    Long before Columbus, Zheng He led seven great trading voyages between 1405 and 1433, travelling to India, Arabia, and the east coast of Africa. This National Geographic documentary depicts an era when China was a great trading and seafaring power.
    Director: Jonathan Finnigan
    2005, 93 mins

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  • Musa the Warrior

    Musa the Warrior

    Saturday 4 October 2014, 14.00-17.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    3, Members/concessions 2

    A small delegation from the Korean kingdom of Goryeo is arrested and banished to the desert. Discovering a kidnapped Ming princess, the Koreans try to return her to the capital. But winning the favour of the Ming is no easy task...
    Director: Sung-su Kim
    China/South Korea, 2001
    132 mins, Cert 18

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  • The Kingdom and the Beauty

    The Kingdom and the Beauty

    Sunday 2 November 2014, 14.00-16.00
    Stevenson Lecture Theatre
    3, Members/concessions 2

    In this charming and opulent musical, the young Zhengde Emperor (r. 1505 - 1521), defies his mother, disguises himself as a commoner, and leaves the palace. He falls for a village beauty only to abandon her after she becomes pregnant with his child.

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