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The Fortunes - Part 2: Silver - Your Name in Chinese: Pages 139 - 176 Summary & Analysis

Peter Ho Davies
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The section, "Dan," takes place in Shanghai, where Anna meets the Chinese actress Butterfly Wu, who calls herself the "Empress of Cinema" (139). She also meets Mei Lanfang, a famous Chinese actor who plays female roles. Later, Wu was said to laugh when her rival, Ruah Lingyu, committed suicide supposedly because of vicious coverage of her unhappy love life in the press.

The section, "Intermission," is set in an open-air cinema. At the cinema, Newsreel tries to translate the Mandarin for Anna, but they are scolded. Anna says they should leave at intermission.

In the section, "Footage," Anna asks Newsreel more about filming, and he reveals that he never sees the footage but rather sends it off to editors. Anna is somewhat put off by not being able to see herself on film.

"Make Love to the...

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