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Bibliography of Books on Hong Kong Action Personalities

1995:
The Best of Eastern Heroes
Best of East.
1996:
Deadly China
1996:
Ron Van Clief
1997:
Dannen & Long

As far as I know, the following is the most complete English-language bibliography of books on Hong Kong action personalities available. If you know of any items that I missed, don't hesitate to contact me at <scfeldman@juno.com>. I'm here to help. Rather than hoarding the information like a tight-assed fanboy, I am posting this list for all to see in order that future authors may utilize the information herein to write subsequent books on the subject.

NOTE: I have been a fan of martial arts cinema since 1974, but have long ago burned out on Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. Hence, their complete absence from my bibliography. (Actually, it's a good thing, since there is more out-of-print and/or small-press Bruce Lee stuff than you can shake a stick at -- and the Chan books are currently proliferating almost exponentially.)

Last Updated December 6, 2003
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BOOKS ON HONG KONG ACTION PERSONALITIES,
assembled by Steven Feldman

Bertolino, Marco, and Ettore Ridola.  John Woo: la violenza come 
     redenzione.  Recco (Genova): Le Mani, 1998.  ISBN: 88-8012-098-0 
Bliss, Michael.  Between the Bullets: The Spiritual Cinema of John Woo.
     Rowman & Littlefield (Non NBN), August 2002.  ISBN: 081084110X 
     hardback
Dannen, Fredric, and Barry Long.  Hong Kong Babylon: An Insider's Guide
     to the Hollywood of the East.  New York: Miramax Books, 1997.
     PN1993.5.H6 D36 1997  ISBN 078686267X  $18.95  (photo-hardback)
Ducker, Chris, and Stuart Cutler.  The HKS Guide to Jet Li.  London:
     Hong Kong Superstars, 2000.
The Essential Guide to: Deadly China Dolls.  Edited by Lisa Baker from
     materials compiled by Rick Baker and Toby Russell.  London:
     Eastern Heroes Publications, 1996.  ISBN: 1-899252-02-9
     ([magazine-sized] softback with endflaps)
The Essential Guide to: The Best of Eastern Heroes.  Edited by Lisa
     Tilston from materials compiled by Rick Baker and Toby Russell.
     London: Eastern Heroes Publications, 1995.  ISBN: 1-899252-01-1
     ([magazine-sized] softback with endflaps)
Galbraith IV, Stuart.  The Emperor and the Wolf: The Lives and Films of 
     Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune.  Faber & Faber, February 2002.
     ASIN 0571199828 hardback  ISBN 0571211526 paperback
Hall, Kenneth E.  John Woo: The Films.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.,
     1999.  ISBN 0786406194  $45.00.
Heard, Christopher.  Ten Thousand Bullets: The Cinematic Journey of John 
     Woo.  Los Angeles, CA: Lone Eagle Publishing Company, 1999.  
     ISBN 158065021X  (288 pages, paperback only)
Ho, Sam, ed.  The Swordsman and His Juang Hu: Tsui Hark and Hong Kong 
     Film.  Hong Kong University Press, 2002.  ISBN 962805015X 

1998:
Miles Wood
1999: US | UK
Chris Heard
1999:
Kenneth Hall
2000:
Ducker & Cutler
2001:
Lisa Morton
Marx, Christy. Jet Li (Martial Arts Masters). Rosen Publishing Group, February 2002. ISBN 0823935191 library binding Morton, Lisa. The Cinema of Tsui Hark. McFarland & Company, October 2001. ISBN 0786409908 hardback Nazzaro, Giona A., Andrea Tagliacozzo. John Woo: la nuova leggenda del cinema d'azione [John Woo: The New Legend of Action Cinema]. Italy: Castelvecchi, 2000. ASIN: 88-8210-203-3 Parish, James Robert. Jet Li: A Biography. Thunder's Mouth Press, June 2002. ISBN 1560253762 Spanu, Massimiliano. John Woo. Castoro, 2001. ASIN: 8880331922 Van Clief, Ron. Black Heroes of the Martial Arts. Brooklyn, NY: A & B Publishers Group, 1996. ISBN 1881316874 (hard), 1881316785 (soft) SUBJECT: Afro-American martial artists -- Biography. Wood, Miles. Cine East: Hong Kong Cinema Through the Looking Glass. Guildford, England: FAB Press, July 1998. ISBN 0-9529260-2-4 [Perfect bound 164-page book with photos and interviews with Peter Chan, Maggie Cheung, Lau Ching Wan, Andrew Lau, Clara Law, Gigi Leung, Joe Ma, Shu Kei, Johnnie To, Anthony Wong, Simon Yam, and Yim Ho.] * indicates a book that is currently out-of-print *? indicates a book that might be out-of-print
2002:
Christy Marx
2002:
James Parish
2002:
Stuart Galbraith
2002:
Michael Bliss
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PROCEEDINGS / CATALOGS OF THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RELATED TO HONG KONG ACTION CINEMA

(All of these are in Chinese and English, i.e. fully bilingual.  These
publications are along the lines of scholarly film journals, and have 
sewn signatures.  Many of them are revised/reprinted from time to time.)
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BOOKS RELATED TO HONG KONG CINEMA 
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MAGAZINES RELATED TO HONG KONG CINEMA
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ROLE PLAYING GAMES RELATED TO HONG KONG CINEMA (!?!)
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BOOK SOURCES:

BLACK HEROES OF THE MARTIAL ARTS --
(718) 783-7808

CINE EAST --
FAB Press
PO Box 178
Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2YU
England UK
http://www.fabpress.com/
harvey@fabpress.com

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO: DEADLY CHINA DOLLS -- 
Eastern Heroes publications
London, England
Tel 0181 + 288 + 7442 [UK]
106520.671@compuserve.com

THE HKS GUIDE TO JET LI --
Hong Kong Superstars  
POB 13684
London SW20 8ZL, UK
Tel / Fax: +44 (0)20 8540 0320
info@hkstars.co.uk

HONG KONG BABYLON: AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE HOLLYWOOD OF THE EAST --
Miramax Books (distributed by Little, Brown & Co.)
Hyperion
114 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(800) 343-9204
 
JOHN WOO: THE FILMS --
McFarland & Co.
Box 611
Jefferson, North Carolina 28640
TEL (336) 246-4460
FAX (336) 246-5018
info@mcfarlandpub.com

TEN THOUSAND BULLETS: THE CINEMATIC JOURNEY OF JOHN WOO --
Lone Eagle Publishing Company
2337 Roscomare Road, Suite Nine
Los Angeles, CA 90077-1851 USa
Phone: 310-471-8066, 800-FILM BKS (800-345-6257)
Fax: 310-471-4969, 888-FILM BKS (888-345-6257)
info@loneeagle.com

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