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  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Date: 2010
  • Film, Video

    Secrets of the dead. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Schreiber, Liev - Natural History New Zealand Ltd - Wnet (television Station : New York, N.Y.) - Wnet.org - National Geographic Channel (television Station : Washington, D.C.) - Pbs Home Video - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2011
  • Film, Video

    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 ...

    • Contributor: Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1900
  • Film, Video

    Congress of nations /

    "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 magician adds a bit ...

    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. (albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E.
    • Date: 1900
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    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
    • Date: 2008-09-04
  • Collection

    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
    • Date: 2011-07-27
  • Film, Video

    Luotuoxiangzi = Rickshaw boy / Catalog Record Only

    Chinese language title appears in M/B/RS Acquisitions file (LC Purchase, 1984 file) as Luotuo xiangzi. Minor change version: [English language subtitled version]. -- United States : [s.n.], 1984. Copyright for minor change version: reg. unknown. Photography, Liang Ziyong, Wu Shenghan ; music, Qu Xixian ; editor, Wang Cheng, Ma Zhizhen. Zhang Fengyi, Siqin'gaowa, Yin Xin, Yan Bide. Original date is year of production; English ...

    • Date: 1982
  • Film, Video

    Cheng nan jiu shi = My memories of old Beijing / Catalog Record Only

    Minor change version: [English language subtitled version]. -- United States : Dove, Inc., 1984. Copyright for minor change version: reg. unknown. Chinese language and English language titles appear in M/B/RS Acquisitions file (LC Purchase, 1984 file) respectively as Chengnan jiushi and Remembrances of old Beijing. Photography, Cao Weiye ; music, Lü Qiming ; editor, Lan Weijie. Shen Jie, Zheng Zhenyao, Zhang Min, Zhang Fengyi. ...

    • Date: 1982
  • Film, Video

    Jingcha gushi = Police story / Catalog Record Only

    A police constable captures a big drug dealer. In order to improve the case against him, the police use one of his associates as a decoy. However, the evidence she collects is insufficient and the drug dealer is released and takes revenge by kidnapping her. The constable single-handedly defeats his thugs and rescues her.

    • Date: 1988
  • Film, Video

    Tonkō = Dun-Huang = The Silk Road / Catalog Record Only

    PA531-936 U.S. Copyright Office Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] / subtitles by Jeannette Amano and Donald Richie. -- United States : Trimark Pictures, 1992. Copyright for minor change version: Dentsu, Inc. DCR 1988; PUB 20Jun88; REG 21Jun91; PA531-936. Variety, 7/6/88 lists original release title for Japan as Tonkō and for China as Dun-Huang; San Francisco examiner, 1/31/92 lists U.S. release title as ...

    • Date: 1988
  • Film, Video

    Da hong de deng long gao gao gua = Raise the red lantern / Catalog Record Only

    Deals with the oppression of women in China. Set in the 1920s, before the communist revolution, a beautiful young woman becomes the youngest and most attractive of four wives of Old Chen, the wealthy master of a powerful family. Insidious intrigue between the women immediately begins.

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    Xiyan = The wedding banquet / Catalog Record Only

    PA659-871 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Central Motion Picture Corporation. DCR 1992; PUB 25Feb93; REG 30Apr93; PA659-871. Executive producer, Jian Feng-Chi ; director of photography, Jong Lin ; editor, Tim Squyres. Ah-Leh Gua, Sihung Lung, May Chin, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein. Sources used: Sight & sound, *****, Variety, 3/1/1993. ref print; Received: 2/17/94; copyright deposit--RNR; Copyright Collection. Viewed for credits only

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    Urga = Close to Eden / Catalog Record Only

    Serguei, a Russian truckdriver working on a road-building project in Inner Mongolia, crashes and is rescued and befriended by Gombo, a Mongolian herder who lives a traditional life with his wife Pagma and family. He needs to buy condoms because they already have two children, the limit set by the Chinese government. On the way back from town where Gombo purchases condoms and a ...

    • Date: 1991
  • Film, Video

    The story of Qiu Ju / Catalog Record Only

    PA688-530 (English language subtitled version) U.S. Copyright Office Minor change version: [English language subtitled version] . United States : Sony Pictures Classics, 1992. Copyright for minor change version: Sony Pictures Classics, Inc. DCR 1992; PUB 16Apr93; REG 4Apr94; PA688-530. Subtitles, Helen Milsted-Eisenman ; music, Zhao Ji Bing ; editor, Du Yuan ; executive producer, Ma Fung Kwok ; co-producer, Feng Yi Ding. Gong Li, ...

    • Date: 1992
  • Film, Video

    Around the world in 80 days / Catalog Record Only

    British inventor Phileas Fogg accepts a wager from Lord Kelvin that he can circumnavigate the world in 80 days. He is joined by a Chinese thief who wants to return a much-sought-after jade Buddha to his native Chinese village and a French artist seeking inspiration. They travel by train, boat, balloon, horseback and any other means at their disposal.

    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    The grudge 2 / Catalog Record Only

    A woman living in Chicago has been affected by a supernatural curse. Her sister tries to find the origin of the hate infected curse and find a way to free herself. The quest involves families who are living in Chicago, a photojournalist from Hong Kong, and three schoolgirls from Tokyo's International High School. This group of unrelated strangers try to find and stop the ...

    • Contributor: Shimizu, Takashi - Raimi, Sam - Tapert, Robert (robert G.) - Ichise, Taka - Susco, Stephen - Gellar, Sarah Michelle - Tamblyn, Amber - Kebbel, Arielle - Columbia Pictures Corporation - Ghost House Pictures (firm) - Mandate Pictures (firm) - Vertigo Entertainment (firm) - Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006
  • Film, Video

    The world / Catalog Record Only

    Looks at the loves, friendships and desperate dreams of the twenty-somethings from China's remote provinces who come to live and work in World Park, a sprawling Disney-like entertainment park in a Beijing suburb featuring lavish shows and scaled-down replicas of world landmarks. The film centers on a young woman dancer, Tao, whose entire universe seems to begin and end at the complex.

    • Date: 2005
  • Film, Video

    Lust, caution / Catalog Record Only

    Set against the backdrop of Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1942, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.

    • Date: 2007
  • Film, Video

    The mummy, tomb of the Dragon Emperor / Catalog Record Only

    An explorer and his son attempt to thwart a resurrected emperor's plan to enslave the entire human race.

    • Date: 2008
  • Film, Video

    The saga of CNAC #53 / Catalog Record Only

    Gives a brief history of China National Aviation Corporation which flew supplies to keep China in World War Two in 1942-43 and depicts an expedition searching for CNAC Plane No. 53 (a C-53), which was shot down during one of its trips over the "Hump", so that it might be brought back to serve as a memorial to all those who participated in the ...

    • Contributor: Hanks, Fletcher
    • Date: 2004
  • Film, Video

    Empire of the sun / Catalog Record Only

    PA347-213 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Warner Bros., Inc. DCR 1987; PUB 8Dec87; REG 16Dec87; PA347-213. Executive producer, Robert Shapiro ; director of photography, Allen Daviau ; production designer, Norman Reynolds. Christian Bale (Jim), John Malkovich (Basie), Miranda Richardson (Mrs. Victor), Nigel Havers (Dr. Rawlins). Videodisc viewing copy is reissue copy and has three discs in one jacket. On videodisc jacket: Warner Home Video 11844. ...

    • Contributor: Spielberg, Steven - Stoppard, Tom - Malkovich, John - Amblin Entertainment (firm) - Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ) - Lc Purchase Collection (library of Congress) - Copyright Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1988
  • Film, Video

    Pa-wang pieh chi / Catalog Record Only

    A story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the cultural revolution.

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    Shanghai express / Catalog Record Only

    LP2857 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Paramount Publix Corp.; 15Feb32; LP2857. Original story, Harry Hervey. Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Eugene Pallette. Includes theatrical trailer. Reissue date is date of copyright for packaging. Videodisc set packaged with Blonde venus. On spine: 41623. Sources used: videodisc jacket; American Film Institute catalog, feature films, 1931-40, F3.3993. Received: 5/23/1996; viewing copy; purchase; LC Purchase ...

    • Date: 1993
  • Film, Video

    China after Mao. Catalog Record Only

    Examines events in China after Mao's death, with special emphasis on China's domestic economic policy, trends toward greater freedom in the arts, and the quality of its relations with the United States and other Western countries.

    • Date: 1978
  • Film, Video

    Farewell my concubine / Catalog Record Only

    A story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the cultural revolution.

    • Date: 1993