Born in Shanghai in 1920, where she had her first literary successes while in her early twenties, Eileen Chang would subsequently flee the Communist takeover of Mainland China to make her home in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the United States, the entire time adding to a body of work that would mark her as one of the most influential Chinese language authors of all time. Among Chang’s many admirers are some of Greater China’s most accomplished filmmakers, as illustrated by this series, which brings together film adaptations of Chang’s works from Ang Lee, Ann Hui, and Hou Hsiao-hsien, showcasing an extraordinary storytelling talent capable of moving fluidly from page to screen.