On April 12th, Alan’s new single River of Eternity placed first on the Oricon’s Singles Chart, successfully beating Faye Wong’s record as the most highly ranked Chinese artist on the Oricon Charts. River of Eternity is the Japanese theme song to Red Cliff, and the single includes both the Chinese and Japanese versions of the previous songs.
Alan was so happy that she shed tears of joy. At the same time, she was very humble, crediting her success to that of Red Cliff.
Both gave thoughts on the future of Chinese cinema. Actually while John Woo talked about presenting Chinese culture with Hollywood production values, Feng Xiaogang, who doesn’t have a career in Hollywood to worry about, was far less diplomatic, and flat out said, “We don’t need a foreign market at all, and in five years, our market will be too big to be overlooked” and then gave lots of statistics for support on how China is gaining on Hollywood.
Alan will continue to sing the theme song of part II of Red Cliff, Da Jiang Dong Qu. The song is based on two poems – Su Shi’s “Reflections on the Ancient Red Cliff-To the Tune of Niannujiao” and Yang Shen’s “Lin Jiang Xian.”