Hero (Yingxiong, 2002)

From Brushed in Light: Calligraphy in East Asian Cinema by Markus Nornes

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  • Asian Studies
  • Media Studies
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  • Figure 3.13. Set in 227 BC and centered on an assassination attempt on the First Emperor of Qin, Zhang Yimou’s Hero (Yingxiong, 2002) is filled with scenes of writing. This major prop uses seal style, which achieved a relatively unified form by this moment in history.