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COLLECTION Identifier: hfa00036

Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office Films and Posters


The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston donated their collection of 16mm film prints to the Harvard Film Archive in 2007. Culled from the years 1969-1994, 115 titles from Taiwan and Hong Kong are represented here. These prints were once used by the Cultural Office as a resource for loaning and screenings in and around the city of Boston. The genres they cover run the gamut from Kung Fu action films to sweet romances to serious dramas. The films are in Mandarin and subtitled in English.


  • 1969-1994

Access Restrictions

Access by appointment only. To consult any portion of this collection, contact the Harvard Film Archive (

Film and video materials in this collection are made accessible by appointment only and in close consultation with HFA staff. Although these items do not circulate for individual use, students, filmmakers, artists, and researchers are encouraged to use the collections on-site. If their condition allows, prints from the HFA collection may be viewed on a flatbed viewer at the HFA’s Conservation Center.


1 collection (124 films)
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Collection includes: 16mm motion picture films and a small number of theatrical posters and pamphlets related to the films. The collection is entirely comprised of fiction features and covers a broad range of genres, including historical dramas,martial arts,New Wave, comedy, and social policy films, such as those produced by the Taiwan Provincial Government’s Taiwan Film Studio (TFS).


Films are listed chronologically, beginning with title. Some filmographic information, including alternate title/alias, year of release, director, cast, and description, are included when available.

Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Motion Picture Films, 1969-1994
  2. II. Posters and Pamphlets

Aquisition Information

Donated by Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston in 2007

General note

Genres and Forms of Materials
  1. Action Films
  2. Asian-American Films
  3. Biographical Films
  4. Children's Films
  5. Fantasy Films
  6. Historical Drama Films
  7. Horror Films
  8. Martial Arts Films
  9. Taiwanese Films
  10. War Films

Processing Information

Arranged and cataloged by Genevieve Havemeyer-King, 2014.
Link to catalog
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Films and Posters, 1969-1994: Guide
Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University Repository

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