On January 10, 2011, Zhang Yimou began filming his movie Nanjing Heroes based on my novella 金陵十三钗, sometimes known as Thirteen Noble Ladies of Nanking. It stars Christian Bale, who just won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, and the budget is rumored to be $90 million. I am expanding the novella to novel length, and it should be released in Chinese and other languages around the time the movie comes out, if not before. Details on the film can be found on the International Movie Data Base IMDb.
Causes Geling Yan Supports
Causes related to relief for former "comfort women," i.e., those women and girls forced to serve as prostitutes for the Japanese military during the Sino-...