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Zheng Zhengqiu (郑正秋) (1889–1935) By Wang, Jason

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1708-1
Published: 01/10/2017
Retrieved: 18 March 2018, from


Zheng Zhengqiu (Chinese: 郑正秋, born as Zheng Fangze, 郑芳泽) (December 4, 1889 to July 16, 1935) was a Chinese filmmaker and screenwriter, and one of the founding members of Chinese modern cinema. In 1913, Zheng (co-director, screenwriter), with Zhang Shichuan (co-director, producer), produced the first Chinese drama film, Die for marriage (or, The Difficult Couple, Chinese: 难夫难妻, or 洞房花烛), which laid the foundation for the forms of early Chinese motion pictures and enabled Chinese cinematic innovation to take its modern shape.

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Wang, Jason. "Zheng Zhengqiu (郑正秋) (1889–1935)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 18 Mar. 2018 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1708-1

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