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Sick and Alone

Richard J. Meyer

in Jin Yan

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622095861
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207080 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0007
Sick and Alone

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Political activism against the government seemed no longer necessary. The first year of the People's Republic of China was very successful. But Jin was no longer valued as a movie icon. Qin Yi, on the other hand, kept getting chosen for many film roles and soon became one of China's most popular stars. The couple often was so busy and many times in two different places that they did not see one another for weeks at a time. When Qin finally learned about Jin's infidelity, she was pregnant with their second child. The couple decided to sleep in separate rooms. Jin, by the close of 1958, was just too tired to work in any more films. In 1962, he had his stomach removed. He never recovered his health. For a decade, the old Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai had been sick and alone. He died on December 27, 1983 at the age of 73.

Keywords: political activism; film; China; Jin Yan; Qin Yi; People's Republic of China; stomach

Chapter.  7842 words. 

Subjects: Film

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