Agricultural worker. (1971-1978) Worked in a textile plant in Shaanxi.
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For thousands of years, there's been a tradition of teaching us in China to think in terms of the collective experience, so we are rarely able to act in accordance with personal desires or emotions. Now young people, especially under Western influences, have become much more interested in themselves and their own values.
Part of China's Fifth Generation of filmmakers, who began making films after the Cultural Revolution. Others from this group include Kaige Chen
and Jinzhan Zhang
Most of his films begin with the title displayed in Chinese calligraphy style.
Lao MouZi, loosely meaning "old schemer/strategist"