A biweekly podcast about Chinese Blockbusters
Bonus: The Taking of Tiger Mountain
We talk about Tsui Hark’s adaptation of a Cultural Revolutionary model play, The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014), with five-time guest, reigning champ, last King of Scotland, conqueror of all the mountains, poet Yi Wu.
We review Jackie Chan’s mid-pandemic release, Vanguard, and talk with the film’s antagonist, returning guest Brahim Chab.
This month, we talked with Professor Liang Luo of the University of Kentucky about the 2020 hit Leap, which tells the storied history of the Olympic champion Chinese women’s national volleyball team led by the legendary Lang Ping.
Bonus: My People, My Country
This month we’re talking about My People, My Country, a 2019 anthology film capturing moments of spectacle and national pride from the founding of the People’s Republic to the present. We’re joined by Michael Berry, Director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies.
Hitchhike: Setting Out
The first episode of Hitchhike, a new podcast by Andrew Fedorov, one of Uproar’s co-hosts, featuring interviews with hitchhiking artists. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and follow on twitter @HitchhikePod.
Bonus: The Climbers
We’re back with a bonus episode on Wu Jing’s 2019 should-be blockbuster, The Climbers. We’re joined by Wufei Yu, a writer for Outside and the New York Times, to talk about the movie, growing excitement for adventure sports in China, and the significance of doing an AMA on Everest.