By James Udden
Hou Hsiao-hsien is arguably the main celebrated Chinese-language movie director within the overseas movie pageant realm. besides the fact that, this isn't as a result of an inert cultural culture rather a lot as to various historical/contextual factors―most of all his being from Taiwan―which jointly clarify the accomplishments of Hou.
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