Iron & Silk
1990, True Life
After graduating from college in the United States, Mark (Mark Salzman) takes a job teaching English in China. He arrives in the city of Hangzhou, where he feeds his enthusiasm for martial arts by taking instruction from famed teacher Pan Qingfu (Pan Qingfu). Meanwhile, he starts a romantic relationship with Dr. Ming (Vivian Wu). And, though Mark is teaching his eager Chinese students English, it's he who ends up having the most to learn from this cross-cultural exchange.