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Jin YanThe Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai$
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Richard J. Meyer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622095861

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622095861.001.0001

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The Legacy of Jin Yan

The Legacy of Jin Yan

(p.117) Chapter 8 The Legacy of Jin Yan
Jin Yan

Richard J. Meyer

Hong Kong University Press

In death, Jin Yan suddenly took on a new importance. Leading individuals from the Ministry of Culture attended his funeral. Qin Yi never remarried. The actress took up the cause of the handicapped in China and appeared in the first film to treat the subject with dignity and understanding. She continued to make films and became a director of Shanghai TV Corporation. The Cultural Revolution had been the most difficult period in the life of Jin Yan and Qin Yi, as it was for millions of Chinese. Jin's natural performances may have been a reason that censors overlooked some of his roles. His death was hardly noticed except by his family and friends. At the time of the 100th anniversary of Chinese cinema in 2005, his life was rediscovered by a new generation of filmgoers. His life spanned the most turbulent period in modern Chinese history.

Keywords:   Qin Yi, Ministry of Culture, Cultural Revolution, Shanghai TV Corporation, China, Chinese cinema

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