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Articles by Chi Tung

Wild to Mild

Bone-crunching, skin-tingling, and...mind-numbing? Well, the last one isn't so extreme. But in the Asian horror triple threat Three...Extremes, more is less when it's more.
Published on: 10/20/2005
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Sorgenfrei's Last Stand

UCLA professor Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei speaks out on the sometimes frightful, but mostly delightful, process behind her landmark book, Unspeakable Acts: The Avant-Garde Theatre of Terayama Shuji and Postwar Japan.
Published on: 10/19/2005
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Dual Citizenship: The Two Sides of Thomas Rimer

Recently appointed Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses U.S.-Japan relations, cultural diversity, and integration.
Published on: 10/5/2005
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The RZA Revisited

An arresting storyteller, philosopher and anthropologist, the RZA is at his best when he just riffs. Call it the RZA reel o'rama, if you wish. Or simply sit back, and let him kick some knowledge.
Published on: 9/22/2005
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This, That, and the 'Other': The RZA on the Miscegenation of Hip-Hop

One can't help but wonder: what is The RZA, hip-hop visionary and all-around badass doing on the cover of an Asian arts magazine? Why, to tell us, of course, that rap music rings loudest and clearest when it springs from the unlikeliest of sources.
Published on: 9/22/2005
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My Chemical Romance

82-year-old Seijun Suzuki likes to have his kitsch and eat it too. Problem is, his eyes are bigger than our stomachs, making Princess Raccoon awful hard to digest.
Published on: 8/18/2005
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Million Dollar Babies, but crying? There's no crying in boxing

APA's belated coverage of the NY Asian film festival kicks off with a review of the boxing film that's not really a boxing film, Ryu Seung-Wan's Crying Fist.
Published on: 8/4/2005
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New York Asian film festival guide

You know what they say...better late than never. And this year's New York Asian film festival is better than ever, with selections ranging from the surreal (Survive Style 5+) to the satirical (University of Laughs) to the sartorial (Princess Raccoon). A quick-hit checklist of what to expect from our coverage.
Published on: 8/4/2005
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Some kind of Wong-derful: Makin' love, not war in 2046

All the haters relax: 2046 is still a wong-derful world of sweltering glances, moods and palettes. Prepare to be swept off your feet.
Published on: 7/21/2005
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Beauty or the Beast: How the East was Won

The age-old idiom "beauty is only skin deep" goes a long way in helping us understand the gift and the curse of Hans Peter Molland's The Beautiful Country.
Published on: 6/23/2005
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