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Introduction Taiwanese film director Ang Lee with his diverse backgrounds has successfully negotiated Hollywood production and also has received several rewards until now Lee was always a student above the average in his class until he finally took the university examination Because of his failure in college entrance exam Lee had to be sent away by his father to the United States where he was not only separated by the Pacific Ocean in distance but also in terms of cultural context of family belief p138 Chang 2002 He got the degree of theater at University of Illinois of Champaign and later he went to study for film at New York University With these varied education experiences and the major influence by his father Lee films his movies with the conflict of Hollywood and Chinese cultures and unintentionally made some movies based on the topic of fatherhood The trilogy on father knows the best is perfectly to explain what it means by the clash between the West and the East and at the same time the development of the figure of father This trilogy on fatherhood includes Pushing Hands in 1991 The Wedding Banquet in 1993 and Eat Drink Man Women 1994 The father protagonists in all of these are represented by the same figure whose name is Sihung Lung The three films with the background of the clash of the West and East are all centered on the authority of fathers but the power of these fathers is gradually losing within the films as well as comparing in the trilogy however with the vanished authority over their children the fathers somehow achieve certain fulfillments and amusements at the end of each film thesis statement The first paragraph Topic sentence Pushing Hands is the first feature movie within the trilogy and this work demonstrates a very dominant authoritative and traditional Chinese father who moves to live with his Westernized son that still carries his own
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