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Minwei Li (1893–1953)

Born in Japan, of Xinhui, Guangdong origin and raised in Hong Kong, he joined Sun Yat-sen's Kuomintang party in 1911 and helped make anti-warlord movies. He was an active director during the golden years of the Shanghai movie industry from 1921 to 1928. In 1923, he founded the Minxin Film Company in Hong Kong which later relocated to Shanghai, By ... See full bio »


(age 60) in Hong Kong

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 1925 Yanzhi
E Qiuzhun
 1913 Zhuangzi shi qi
Chuang Tze's wife
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 1913 Zhuangzi shi qi (writer)
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 1936 Lang tao sha (producer)

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Alternate Names:

Man-Wai Lai | Lai Man-wai

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Brother of Beihai Li. See more »


Father of Hong Kong Cinema

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