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CIFA collects publications on Chinese independent cinema in different languages and in different formats, including but not limited to books, journals, articles, film festival catalogues, and newsletters. In the future, these will be displayed in a reading room. Meanwhile, here we have uploaded electronic versions of those publications for which we have obtained the permission from the authors or editors and for which we believe there is no copyright issue involved.

We have also set up “Critics’ Collections”, where we collect the work of those influential critics/scholars who have written about Chinese independent cinema over a long period of time. We have organised this work according to different categories such as articles, interviews, film reviews and op-eds. We hope this section will benefit researchers and students of Chinese independent cinema as well as the general reader. We will continue to expand the list of authors here.