Acting is reacting.
It knows only the language of the eyes, the face, movement, intonations and inferences, thought and soul.
I just finished watching "The Bodyguard." a mainland Chinese film about a retired Chinese Secret Service Agent who in the early onset of dementia, "lost" his granddaughter. He is large, rotund really, quiet, gentle and speaks with his eyes, face and gestures volumes compared to many American actors.
It is not a great movie, just one that does the job well of developing unique characters and delivering on the story line.
I could do the same with many other films, or you can do it on your own.
Look at what makes a film work.
It is not the dialogue or physicality of acting.
It is what is inside the actor, the reality and depth of the characters, the story and how the artist that are cinema bring the story, characters and events to life, suspending disbelieve and drawing you into the story and message of a film or program.
Along the way delightful moments, characters and human acting that does not require an understanding of the Chinese acting leads you through the story.
I could do the same with many other films, or you can do it on your own. Look at what makes a film work .It is not the dialogue or physicality of acting. It is what is inside the actor, the reality and depth of the characters, the story and how the artist that are cinima capture the images and use them to communicate the emotion of the story and its message.
A PS: Chinese films that I have seen fall apart when they try to be too western, too American. Maybe their investment in the US and our studios investment in China, the world's largest movie theater market, may change that, without losing the local flavor and culture that is China.