The Secret History of Kung Fu Movies
Volume One: Shanghai 1920-1941, Ren Pengnian and Wu Lizhu, and the Mingxing and Tianyi studios (Zhang Shichuan, Zhang Huichong, Hu Die, and the Shaw brothers). Now on Amazon.
Volume Two: Hung Chung-ho and Chin Tsi-ang, White Rose Woo and Zhang Huimin, Fan Xuepeng and Wen Yimin, Yam Yu-tin, Yuen Siu-tin, and Fen Juhua. Sidebars: Special effects and Hua Mulan.
Volume Three: Hong Kong 1937-1980, Sek Yin-tse, Yu So-chow, Connie Chan and Josephine Siao, and Suet Nei. Sidebars: Cantonese wuxia films and Bruce Lee.
Volume Four: Wu Pang, Kwan Tak-hing, Shek Kin, Tso Tat-wah, Yam Yin, Lam Kau, Lau Cham and Lau Kar-leung, and Tang Chia.
Volume Five: China 1980-1994, Cheung Yim Yam and Yuen Wo-ping, Jet Li, Yu Chenghui and Yu Hai, and Wu Jing. Sidebar: Donnie Yen.