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

    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 world. It is also rich in history and time ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
  • Congress of nations /

    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 are brought forth and from each a soldier is produced corresponding with the flag of each nation. The ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 2011-07-27
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    China's terracotta warriors / Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    The story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2011
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 2008-09-04
  • Bombardment of Taku forts, by the Allied fleets /

    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 immense bodies of water are thrown up by the explosion of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1900
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    The Danny Kaye show. Catalog Record Only

    Features Kaye and Phil Silvers in "The golden age of burlesque," including dancing girls, the comedic "Mondini the magician," a golden-voiced singer, a comedy skit on how to kiss a beautiful woman in Spain, and the finale with a tap number and female chorus line (The family burlesque sketch / performed by Kaye, Silvers, Tony Charmoli Dancers, Gina, and Ilona ; introduced by Harvey ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1964
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    Democracy for China fund : 1989 Tiananmen Anniversary 10th, June 2nd, 1999. Panel I, half of panel II / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Nova. Eyes over China / Catalog Record Only

    Documents the work of Project Orbis, a teaching hospital on wings that flies its team of ophthalmologists, nurses, and technicians all over the world to demonstrate the latest in eye surgery.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1983
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    Chinese paper-cuts. Catalog Record Only

    The Chinese people have created abundant folk arts passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years. Rich in traditional beauty, vivid color and individual artistic expression. These works of art are well liked not only by the Chinese, but also by people around the world. This video collection of Chinese folk arts documents various art forms and explores historical perspectives of these ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Ford startime. Meet Cyd Charisse / Catalog Record Only

    Musical variety episode starring dancer Cyd Charisse, with guest stars comedienne Eve Arden; dancer James Mitchell; Charisse's husband, singer Tony Martin, and a company of over twenty dancers. Includes Charisse and Mitchell in a dramatic ballet set on the Hong Kong waterfront, involving an ill-fated romance between an Oriental entertainer and a thief; Charisse and Mitchell in a romantic dance story set to Gershwin's ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1959
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    The Tibetan book of the dead. A way of life / Catalog Record Only

    Karma-gliṅ-pa's text, Bar do thos grol (Book of the dead) is unique to the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. It is read aloud to dying persons as they pass from this life into the next. Part 1 of this series documents its history, and its acceptance and use in hospices in Europe and North America. Remarkable footage also shows its traditional application in the rites and ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1994
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    A great wall / Catalog Record Only

    When computer programmer, Leo Fang, is passed up for promotion, he feels it is because he is Chinese, and quits. For vacation he takes his Chinese-American family to Mainland China to visit his relatives, the Chaos. The clash of cultures, between the men, wives, and teenagers, leads to some confusion, and misunderstanding.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1986
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    Wu'erkaixi / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Xin wen pian (21/4-5/6/89) / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Yu wu sheng chu ting jing lei / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Chinese puppets. Catalog Record Only

    This video documents various Chinese puppet forms, the structures, functions and performances, and explores historical and regional variances of these colorful puppets.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Chai Ling fang wen / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Democracy for China fund : 1989 Tiananmen Anniversary 10th, June 2nd, 1999. Memorial service / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    96 nian kang yi po hai Wang Dan you xing / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Biography. Mao Tse Tung : China's peasant emperor / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no registration. On Baseline data base: series telecast as a presentation of "Biography International" that aired December 12, 1998. Sources used: MBRS accessioning paperwork; Baseline data base, December 9, 1998; OCLC database, viewed on Feb. 17, 2010.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1998
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    First Congress of Chinese students in the US (opening ceremony) / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Wei Jingsheng ji zhe hui zhuan ji (You xian) / Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989
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    Phyi lo 2011 zla 3 tshes 14 ñin spyi nor goṅ sa skyabs mgon chen po mchog gis gros tshogs la stsal baʼi gsuṅ ʼphrin daṅ de la gros tshogs kyi bgro ... Catalog Record Only

    Message of His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered on March 14, 2011 to the members of 14th Assembly of the Tibetan People's Deputies reaffirmed his stand on devolving his political authority to the elected leadership.

    • Contributor: Bstan-ʼDzin Rgya Mtsho
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010
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    Xue xi jing cheng. Catalog Record Only

    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1989