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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 - Liu, Marjory Bong-Ray - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Library of Congress. Asian Division
    • Date: 2008-09-04
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    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...
    • Contributor: Blackton, James Stuart - Smith, Albert E. - Thomas A. Edison, Inc - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward) - Vitagraph Company of America
    • Date: 1900
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    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
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    Facing the Music: Traditional Culture and Copyright To what extent should copyright law protect the use and exploitation of traditional culture belonging to indigenous communities? Today's copyright law sadly overlooks and, arguably, discriminates against the interests of the authors of indigenous or traditional musical works - including folk music. As a single example, copyright law asserts that a work must, in effect, be written down for it to be copyrightable; this...
    • Contributor: Bachner, Bryan - Bachner, Bryan S. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2006-05-31
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    Ann Yao Trio Traditional Chinese Zheng Music from Florida videorecording | 1 videorecording; 70 min. | Homegrown Concert Series. (Source). July 27, 2011. (Date). Videorecording (Form).
    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Yao, Ann - Chen, Yihan - Wang, Guowei
    • Date: 2011
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    Secrets of the dead. China's terracotta warriors /
    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
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    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 - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (U.S.). Millennium Stage
    • Date: 2011-07-27
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    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
    • Date: 2001
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    Cheng li cheng wai : si shi ji dian shi lian xu ju /
    城里城外 : 四十集电视连续剧 / | Town and village Catalog Record Only
    Set in a small neighborhood in Beijing in 1948, a series of misunderstandings and separations lead to difficulties in the lives of friends.
    • Date: 2006
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    In search of history. China's Boxer rebellion /
    China's Boxer rebellion Catalog Record Only
    Examines the background, events, and aftermath of an uprising, which saw Chinese peasants take up arms in an attempt to drive foreigners out of the country in defense of their cultural and religious traditions.
    • Date: 2002
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    Wu'erkaixi yu Chai Ling jiang hua (6-89) /
    吾爾開希與柴玲講話 (6-89) / Catalog Record Only
    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    Ya shi xin wen II (4-6-89) /
    亞視新聞 II (4-6-89) / Catalog Record Only
    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    Art and ideology in communist China a series of 80 slides / Catalog Record Only Shows artworks and various branches of the performing arts in the People's Republic of China, pointing out that the rich cultural legacy from traditional China makes the arts of more than just political interest. Emphasizes that the arts are socialist in content and Chinese in style.
    • Contributor: Croizier, Ralph C.
    • Date: 1973
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    15th Infantry leaving Governors Island for China (Boxer Uprising) 1900 /
    15th Infantry U.S.A. leaving for China | Ready for duty | Fifteenth Infantry off for China Catalog Record Only
    Army troops are falling into formation and marching double-time. An officer is directing the drill as a bugler summons the men; the men shoulder their rifles and quickly move off-camera while the officer remains. Location is the courtyard of a large building or complex of buildings whose architecture appears to be Spanish.
    • Date: 1900
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    94 nian "liu si" wu zhou nian zhu guang diao nian ji hui(4-6-94) /
    94年「六四」五週年燭光悼念集會 (4-6-94) / Catalog Record Only
    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    Mysterious China. Holy mountain /
    Holy mountain Catalog Record Only
    "Wudang Mountain in Central China is the holy mountain of Taoism. A UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Wudang Mountain is also the cradle of the martial arts styles Wudang Kung Fu and Taiji, which have become famous through the ... movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon". ... Wudang Mountain has been a mysterious place, inspiring the faithful and inviting the followers of Taoism to find...
    • Date: 2008
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    Shi fang Luo Haixing xin wen pian ; Wang Juntao yu zhong xin wen pian (16-9-91) /
    釋放羅海星新聞片 ; 王軍濤獄中新聞片(16-9-91) / Catalog Record Only
    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    96 nian "jiao yin yu zhan jiao" /
    96年「腳印與戰叫」 / Catalog Record Only
    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    Omnibus. Catalog Record Only An episode of the cultural anthology series consisting of four segments.
    • Date: 1954
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    Israel today--video magazine.
    Saving the environment : Catalog Record Only
    Title from video; title on cassette housing and box is probably reissue title. In English. Partially viewed. Sources used: videocassette housing and box; Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, 2003-2004 video catalog, online version, CON901, 09-29-2004. Received: 9-17-2004 from African/Middle Eastern Acquisitions Section; viewing copy; exchange; Embassy of Israel Collection.
    • Date: 2002
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    Jingcha gushi = Police story /
    Jing cha gu shi 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
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    The Guillotines / Catalog Record Only "An elite crime-fighting unit in the court of the Chinese emperor relies on flying swords to defeat their enemies"--Internet movie database WWW site, April 18, 2014.
    • Contributor: Liu, Weiqiang - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    Wang Dan, Wei Jingsheng jiang hua /
    王丹, 魏京生講話 (6-98) / Catalog Record Only
    News broadcasts and interviews documenting the Tiananmen Square student-led democratic movement in 1989 and demonstrations in later years.
    • Date: 1989
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    Gas, gas, gas / Catalog Record Only China's frantic development depends on escalating electricity generation - at great cost to the environment. But in the remote south-western province of Guangxi the application of simple technology allows millions of poor families to cook and keep warm with biogas made from human and animal waste. Over 13 million tonnes of firewood and nearly eight million tonnes of coal are saved every year.
    • Contributor: Heer, James - Twenty Four Frames (Organization : Gurgaon, India) - Television Trust for the Environment
    • Date: 2006
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    China and human rights. Catalog Record Only Includes an interview with Arthur Helton of the Lawyer's Committee for Human Rights regarding U.S. policy on Chinese illegal immigrants seeking asylum; an examination of the controversy surrounding "most-favored nation" status for China; and excerpts from the film Satya: a prayer for the enemy, on the Tibetan Buddhist nuns who have been imprisoned and tortured for demonstrating against Chinese occupation.