Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Runde Shaw (1898-1973, alternative spellings, Shao Cunren, Rendi Shao) was the second-oldest of the four brothers, originally from Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, who established Unique Film Productions in Shanghai in the early 1920''s, setting the stage for what would become the most prolific film production company in Asia. His father was Shanghai textile merchant Shaw Yuh Hsuen (1867-1920). Eldest brother Runje Shaw (1896-1975) never left China, but sent two of his younger siblings, Runme (1901-1985) and Run Run (1907- ) to Malaysia and Singapore in 1924 to establish a South East Asian film distribution and cinema exhibition network for Unique''s films. Under the direction of Runme, this Singapore-based operation would eventually grow to become known as the modern-day Shaw Organisation.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Runje Shaw (1896-1975, also known as Renjie Shao or Shao Zuiweng) was the eldest of the Shaw brothers (Run Run Shaw, Runde Shaw and Runme Shaw). Born in Ningbo, Zhejiang, China, he was one of six sons of Shanghai textile merchant Shaw Yuh Hsuen (1867-1920), Shaw was originally a lawyer and worked for firms like Hsin Hwa Foreign Firm, the prestigious Chinese-French Chen Ye Bank. His entrepreneurial success included a venture in the Huayou Egg Factory. Shaw later enter the film business and became a film director, producer and writer. Unlike his younger brothers, he never left China. In 1934 he established Unique studio in Hong Kong and remained studio boss until 1937. Shaw was married three times, once to Unique''s starlet Chan Yoke-mui.