The Battle of Dingjunshan (film)

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The Battle of Dingjunshan
Traditional 定軍山
Simplified 定军山
Mandarin Dìngjūn Shān
Directed by Ren Jingfeng
Written by Luo Guanzhong
Starring Tan Xinpei
Fengtai Photography
Release dates
  • 1905 (1905)
Country China
Language Mandarin

The Battle of Dingjunshan is a 1905 Chinese film directed by Ren Jingfeng (任景丰). The film was made by Beijing's Fengtai Photography (simplified Chinese: 丰泰照相馆; traditional Chinese: 丰泰照相館).[1] It was based on an episode in Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and starred Tan Xinpei (simplified Chinese: 谭鑫培; traditional Chinese: 譚鑫培). It is sometimes translated as Conquering the Jun Mountain.

The film consisted of a recording of a Beijing opera performance of the Battle of Mount Dingjun and constitutes the first Chinese film ever made.[2]

The only print was destroyed in a fire in the late 1940s.

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  1. ^ Hu, Jubin (2003). Projecting a nation: Chinese national cinema before 1949, Hong Kong University Press, p 39.
  2. ^ Zhang, Yingjin & Xiao, Zhiwei (1998). "The Fifth Generation" in Encyclopedia of Chinese Film. Taylor & Francis, p. 128. ISBN 0-415-15168-6.