The Emperor and the Assassin

I just saw The Emperor and the Assassin, an epic Chinese film about King Ying Zheng, who wants to unify all of China, at any cost. Here is a scene from the movie.

Paul Monk’s excellent review essay is here. It has spoilers, but since the movie is about historical events, maybe that does not matter so much.

The essay is included in his excellent book Thunder From the Silent Zone: Rethinking China, reviewed here.

I highly recommend the movie (available from Netflix), the book, and the essay.

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