November 6, 2009
A presentation by SU Film Studies Professor Richard Meyer about
his newly published book about Chinese silent films has been featured in the
Northwest Asian Weekly newspaper. As a part of the University District
bookstore's Reading Allowed program, he discussed how he was inspired by Chinese
actor Jin Yan, hailed as the Rudolph Valentino of Shanghai in the book's title.
Richard's Spring Quarter course on Chinese Film meets elective requirements in
Asian Studies, International Studies and Modern Languages.
“Jin Yan has
fascinated me from the first time I saw him on the screen,” Meyer said. “And he,
like Rudolph Valentino … fills that screen with such passion and such animal
force that you can’t help but keep looking at it.” Valentino was a popular
Italian silent film actor known as the ‘Latin Lover.’ Jin is commonly compared
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