• Catalog Record

    Mysterious China. Land of legends / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD; Dolby stereo. Title from container. Narrator: Louis Fantasia. Hubei Province in subtropical central China dates back to the 7th century BC, when it was home to the powerful state of CHU. The epic history includes the heartbreaking tale of Mulan and the evolution of Wudang Kung Fu. Today, Hubei is home to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro electric plant in the ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Four masters of Chinese storytelling video collection : full-length repertoires of Yangzhou storytelling on video, 2001-2004

    The entire repertories of four master storytellers, Dai Buzhang, Fei Zhengliang (Fei Li), Gao Zaihua, and Ren Jitang (Ren Dekun) were recorded on video for the project "Large-scale Registration of Chinese Storytelling" from 2001 to 2003 in Yangzhou. In addition, a medium-length repertoire was told by Ren Dekun. Project co-leaders were Fei Li and Vibeke Børdahl, project assistant, co-editor and translator was Huang Ying, ...

    • Contributor: Dai, Buzhang - Fei, LI - Gao, Zaihua - Ren, Jitang - Børdahl, Vibeke
    • Original Format: Film, Video
  • Kunqu: China's First Great Multi-art Theatrical Tradition

    Marjory Bong-Ray Liu presented "Total Theatre -- The Art of Kunqu, China's Earliest Classical Opera" as part of the Benjamin Botkin lecture series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Chinese opera, especially Kunqu, is particularly noted for its graceful dance movements and gestures that are an integral part of the total art form, unlike many western operas where the aural aspect is predominant. Kunqu ...

    • Contributor: Bong Ray Liu, Marjory
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2008-09-04
  • Congress of nations /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Nov1900; D21659. Albert E. Smith. Camera, J. Stuart Blackton. Duration: 1:59 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: A new and sensational film, which deals in a highly up-to-date manner with the international situation. A magician steps upon the stage carrying a hoop covered with white paper. Then in quick succession the flags of Germany, Russia, Ireland, England and China ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 16Aug1900; D16704. Duration: 3:06 at 16 fps. From Edison films catalog: The scene opens by showing the battleships maneuvering for a position. They finally draw up in line of battle and commence firing on the shore batteries. Immense volumes of smoke arise from the fleet and from the distant shore. Shots are seen to fall thickly among the vessels and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • Catalog Record

    Legendary sin cities / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation. Dancer, Sylvia Schmid. Narrator: Henry Ramer. Director of photography, Nikos Evdemon ; editor, Thomas Cooper (1st program), Marie Lyons Cooper (2nd and 3rd programs) ; music, Micky Erbe and Maribeth Soloman. Episode titles on menu screen & labels: Berlin; Paris; Shanghai. Episode titles on CBC website: Paris: the crazy years (orig. broadcast Feb. 1, 2005), Berlin: metropolis of vice (orig. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
  • Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida

    Ann Yao plays the zheng, a long, horizontal plucked zither that is one the most ancient musical instruments in China. She is joined in this performance by Wang Guowei playing the erhu, a two-stringed fiddle, and by Chen Yihan, playing the pipa, a pear-shaped lute.

    • Contributor: Yao, Ann
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2011-07-27