Jaime Wolf has been writing on a wide range of topics since the mid-1990s, for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Colors, Playboy, New York Magazine, GOOD Magazine, The New York Observer, and other publications. He has a longstanding engagement with China and Chinese culture, and played a role in introducing Jackie Chan, Wong Kar-Wai, and Jia Zhangke to U.S. readers. In recent years, he has also served in an editorial capacity on the launch of GOOD Magazine and The Wall Street Journal’s weekend magazine, WSJ., and is currently part of the team behind an Internet startup slated to launch later this year. Additionally a Photographer, Screenwriter, and Director, Wolf has directed music videos and written screenplays for Hollywood studios and independent producers, and he is producing and preparing to direct The French Concession, a feature film about foreign expatriates in contemporary Shanghai.

Last Updated: April 5, 2021



Can China’s Leading Indie Film Director Cross Over in America?

Jonathan Landreth, Michael Berry & more
Jonathan Landreth:Chinese writer and director Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin won the prize for the best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Though the dialogue and its fine translation and English subtitles by Tony Rayns are exemplary, I...



Jackie Chan—The Young Master Comes of Age

Jaime Wolf
Once in a while, if you’re lucky, and paying the right kind of attention, events align to give you a clear view of the future. In 1995, I was in Los Angeles staying with a friend who produced independent films and had the trade magazines Variety and...



Jackie Chan, American Action Hero?

Jaime Wolf
Whenever Jackie Chan leaves Hong Kong to make a public appearance in Shanghai, Taipei or Tokyo, or in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Seoul, hundreds—sometimes thousands—of his fans gather in a frenzy of adoration. Last June, Chan, the martial artist,...