Hundred Years’ Encounter


Narrative feature-length film script, Comedy, English and Chinese, 90 minutes, 2013 (preview under request)


Dazzling piano music fills a Virginian hillside where a modern mansion sits on top of a hill, away from its rural neighborhood …

Artworks by Liem Li

It’s not easy to leave a wealthy and famous husband for the unknown world. The desperate Chinese wife ventures to rediscover herself and love.

Artworks by Liem Li


“Culture and the past are my soul–can you imagine one living without one’s soul?” asked Shuyu in the story “Desperate Chinese Wife” by author Anna Ma. This is a question Ma might well have asked herself after she left Taiwan to attend college in the U.S. and decided to reside in Virginia. In the story Shuyu, Patrick, and Bryan explore whether differences are deficits while Shuyu explores different kinds of love.  — Ann McCracken, Ph.D.(Retired University Professor, Published Author, & Fulbright Scholar)” This is a touching cross-cultural account of a Chinese lady who bravely pursues her true love.”— Liping Liu, Ph.D.(Dartmouth College and Harvard University in Linguistic Arts)

I think the story is realistic and touching. It calls attention to cultural differences in a tender and heartfelt way. Anna Ma’s screenplay is a story that invites reconciliation and acceptance between different cultures in a manner that both cultures can appreciate.— Dale Hoover, Ph.D. (Professor of Humanities, Edison State College, Florida)