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Interview with Qin Yi, Shanghai, PRC — December 15, 16, 17, 2005

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: https://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.003.0009
Interview with Qin Yi, Shanghai, PRC — December 15, 16, 17, 2005

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Originally, Qin Yi had a big family. When the Japanese occupation occurred, they all split up and they moved into the international section for safety — the former government was powerless. It was like every country in the world had a concession in Shanghai. The first time she met Jin Yan was in Chongqing. They married in 1947. During the Cultural Revolution, she had difficulties like everyone. In 1947, there was a split between the Nationalists and the Communists — everyone knew that there was going to be a civil war sooner or later. After the liberation, Jin Yan did not express his artistic...

Keywords: Qin Yi; Japanese occupation; Shanghai; Chongqing; Cultural Revolution; Jin Yan; Chinese cinema; Communists; political activism; civil war

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Subjects: Film

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