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Jan.28.2008
Chinese film Director Chen Jie 陳洁 made a film called This Side of Heaven (在天堂的那邊) which she based on Geling Yan's novella Whoever Has a Daughter Come of Age (誰家有女出養成) about a young woman from the Chinese countryside who is promised a job in the boomtown of Shenzhen but instead is tricked into an...
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Jan.15.2008
Every now and then it occurs to me that when I'm dead---I'm just dead.  No heaven or hell.  Just over. And maybe my energy gets scattered across the cosmos.  That's fine, the realization just makes me write faster.  Then I go to events like a couple that happened recently and understand that a...
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Jan.14.2008
           Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl 天浴 aka Tian Yu, based on Geling Yan's short story "Celestial Bath." Directed by Joan Chen 陳沖. Geling Yan wrote the script for the film with Joan Chen. Commercial release in the US and Asia was 1999. This film swept the Golden Horse Awards (金馬獎 -...
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Jan.11.2008
The author's best-known film works are Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl, Siao Yu, Pale Sun, This Side of Heaven and Lao Wei. Here are other works for which there are no Internet links (that we know of):  Other Film Works: Heartstrings 心弦, based on original story and script, was released as a feature...
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Jan.11.2008
Siao Yu 少女小漁, based on the author’s story of same name.  Directed by actress/director Sylvia Chang 張艾嘉.  Geling Yan co-wrote the script with Ang Lee 李安.  The script won the prize for Best Adapted Script at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival in 1994, where the film won a total of seven awards including...
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Jan.11.2008
In 1994, the author's short story "Nothing More than Male and Female" 無非男女 (translated in the White Snake collection) was made into a movie in Taiwan by film director Zhu Yanping (朱延平aka Chu Yen-ping). Zhu retitled the story 情色 (Engish title Pale Sun) expanded the story and re-set it in...