Hou Hsiao-Hsien on the film set of A City of Sadness (1989).
Rebels of the Neon God, Tsai Ming-liang, 1992
Goodbye, Dragon Inn, Tsai Ming-liang, 2003
‘Happy Mother’s Day’, 1966.
Longtan, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Images taken by Taiwanese photographer Chang Tsai 張才(1916-1995) in Shanghai between 1942-46.
Chang was a pioneer of photography in Taiwan. In 1934 his brother arranged for him to study photography in Japan and on his return to Taiwan in 1936, he opened the Ying Xin Photography Studio on Taiyuan Road in Taipei City. Between 1942 and 1946, Chang traveled to Shanghai three times in the 1940s and documented the urban street scenes of Shanghai during that era. After the Chinese Nationalist government moved to Taiwan following their defeat in the Chinese Civil War, he was unable to return to Shanghai, and instead took part in field survey of Taiwan’s indigenous people with anthropologists, and took a celebrated series of photos of the aborigines and Lanyu Island.
Image 2: Condiment Shop (1943), Shanghai. Collection of Taipei Fine Arts Museum.
Image 3: Pawnbroker, Shanghai, 1942-1946
Military Intelligence: What US troops will see when Taiwan is taken: “The Big Button Man!!” from the _Lubbock Morning Avalanche_ (Lubbock, Texas) 27 April 1945 Page 4