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ID44
NameMotion pictures in China (1930)
TitleImportation, use and distribution of motion picture films in China
Year1930
AuthorJacobs, J.E., American Consul, Shanghai
CollectionNARA, General records of the Department of State (RG59)
Sub collectionConsular Trade Reports
Reference NumberBox 651
Repository typeArchive
Description

Table of Contents

General remarks

Chinese tastes in films

Chinese film industry

Sound and talking pictures

Film distribution in China

  • Prices for film
  • Insurance on Film
  • Distributors and Agents

Censorship of film in China

  • Censorship regulations of the International and French Settlement areas
  • Censorship regulations of the Special Municipality of Shanghai
  • Censorship rules in other special areas in China 

Number of Moving picture houses in China

Customs dury on motion picture film and equipment

Volume of imports of motion picture film and equipment into Shanghai...17

Motion pictures in the Shanghai consular district.....................................17 

  • Municipal license fees
  • Censorship
  • Advertising

Motion pictures in the Amoy consular district............................................20

Motion pictures in the Canton consular district 

Motion pictures in the Chefoo consular district 

Motion pictures in the Dairen consular district 

Motion pictures in the Foochow consular district 

Motion pictures in the Hankow consular district 

Motion pictures in the Harbin consular district 

Motion pictures in the Hongkong consular district 

Motion pictures in the Mukden consular district 

Motion pictures in the Nanking consular district 

Motion pictures in the Swatow consular district 

Motion pictures in the Tientsin consular district 

Motion pictures in the Tsinan consular district 

Motion pictures in the Tsingtao consular district 

Motion pictures in the Yunnanfu consular district 

Sources of information.......................................................................42

Appendix

  • Enclosure No.1: Regulations for Censoring of Film by the Movie Censoring Commission for the Special Municipality of Shanghai (2 pages) 
  • Enclosure No.2: List with detailed information of all Motion Picture Theaters in Shanghai (8 pages) 
Comment

(Report commenced by Consul J.C. Huston and completed by J.E. Jacobs from the data left by Mr. Huston when he was suddently ordered to the United States to attend a trade conference.)

Voluntary report - 73p

Date of completion: June 6, 1930

Date of mailing: June 13, 1930

 

Keywordsmotion picture ; film ; import ; use ; taste ; distribution ; censorship ; regulation ;
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