Taoists angered by Chen Kaige’s new film

Monk Comes Down the MountainChinese Taoists are angry with Chen Kaige’s new film, “Monk Comes Down the Mountain,” claiming the director is demonizing their religion.

An anonymous Taoist has published a series of questions for Chen, asking the director whether he knows anything about real Taoism. According to cnwnews.com, which published the questions, the letter’’s writer is a widely respected figure in Taoist circles.

The Taoist said he has not seen the film but has seen comments and plot synopses on his friends’ social network and microblog accounts.


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