- World Film Locations: Beijing John Berra, Liu Yang - 2012- Page 26 "in the 1990s, China's rock music scene reached its peak with a list of famous singers and bands, of which Cui Jian and Dou Wei – arguably the celebrated forerunners of Chinese rock – were cast in Zhang Yuan's Beijing Bastards. This film is ."
- Zhen Zhang The Urban Generation: Chinese Cinema and Society at the Turn of ... 2007- Page 268 "Cui is credited as co-producer and co-screenwriter of Beijing Bastards, in which he plays himself.10 The main character, the musician Karzi, is played by Li Wei (aka Xiao Wei), a self- described rock promoter who reappears as himself in ...
- Cinemaya - Issues 58-62 -2003 Page 25 "Dazzling's main character is Wu Gang, a movie theatre usher played by the stocky actor Wu Lala, who appeared previously in Zhang Yuan's Beijing Bastards. He gives the film its title, because an eye disease has made it difficult for him to ..."