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Chang, Jung

Summary: The most famous sisters in China, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power during a time of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations. Red Sister, Ching-ling married Sun Yat-sen; Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek; Big Sister, Ei-Ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser, and made herself one of China's richest women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 CHA

Chang, Jung

Summary: A portrait of the nineteenth-century empress covers the coup that made her regent after her father's death, her defiance of centuries of traditions and formalities, and her role in introducing Western political ideas and technologies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CIXI, EMPRESS CHA

Chang, Jung

Summary: Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAO ZEDONG CHA

Chang, Jung

Summary: Jung Chang describes how her mother inspired her to write the book, Wild swans, in which she tells the story of three Chinese women, her grandmother, her mother, and herself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1991

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 951.05 CHA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.05 CHA

Summary: Mija is a beautiful woman in her sixties who moves gracefully through life, contemplating a trivial daily routine that is ill-suited to her refined persona. On a whim, Mija enrolls in a poetry class at the local cultural center and begins a personal quest to find the perfect words to describe her feelings. However, she's appreciate the wonders of the natural world, but a school girl's suicide...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino International 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Poetry 2010

Summary: Wonderwoman, Thief Catcher, and Invisible Girl team up to battle the baby stealing Demon-Lord of the Underworld.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE HER

Summary: This take on the traditional wuxia film, set in 9th century China, centers on Nie Yinniang, a young woman who was abducted in childhood from a decorated general and raised by a nun who trained her in the martial arts to be an assassin who is directed to slay corrupt government officials. After 13 years of exile, she is returned to the land of her birth with orders to kill her betrothed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ASS

Huang, Al Chung-liang.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.71 HUA

Summary: Once upon a time in China: The legendary martial arts teacher Wong Fei-hung, with a band of disciples, battles a host of nefarious forces--foreign and local--who are threatening Chinese sovereignty as British and American imperialists encroach upon the Mainland.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ONC
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD FOREIGN ONC

Summary: "Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao helps Ying Zheng concoct an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EMP

Summary: A historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years. From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, no expense was spared in the production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy. 1911 is a true...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE NIN

Summary: When the British government is discovered smuggling precious Chinese artifacts out of the country, folklore hero Wong Fei Hong uses his uniquely outlandish style of martial arts...Drunken Boxing...to fight the conspirators and salvage the valuables before it's too late! And the more Hong drinks, the more agile he becomes -- able to fend off numerous attacks with unbelievable moves! With Chinese...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE LEG

Summary: A woman lives on a remote lake, selling food to fisherman by day, and her body by night. Her life changes forever though, when she becomes obsessed with a former police officer living on the lake.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN ISL

Summary: When a quintet of nasty ninjas, hell-bent on world domination, nearly massacres an entire clan, its lone survivor must take the path of revenge. He meets up with an old master well-versed in the ways of the ninja. Now armed with secret knowledge and newfound friends, he must battle the awesome power of the Five Element Ninjas (gold, wood, fire, water, earth).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Celestial Pictures 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DV FOREIGN FIV

Chung, Maxine Mei-Fung

Summary: "One woman, multiple personas. But which one is telling the truth? Alexa W nearly has her life together: a new relationship, a job that pays the bills, and a promising interview for a photojournalism position. But, it's complicated. Alexa is manipulated by a series of alternate personas that run her life, and it's a constant struggle to keep her other selves in check, to prevent them from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CHU

Summary: Mulan: Mulan is a young Chinese woman who breaks tradition and joins the Imperial army, accompanied by a her guardian dragon, Mushu, to battle an invading army.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment] 2013

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2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY MUL

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV MUL

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Mulan 2013

Summary: An orphan boy is raised to seek vengeance on the clan leaders who murdered his parents. He takes lessons from an old Shaolin monk who is embedded in a boulder and sets out to find the killers. But before he can deliver justice, he must unite rival factions to fight a far greater evil plaguing the land.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Beverly Wilshire Filmsworks Inc. 2000

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN LOR

Chang-Dong, Lee

Summary: Hoping to start over, a young mother moves with her son from Seoul to the provincial hometown of her late husband, but a second tragedy threatens to destroy her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2011

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SEC

Jhung, Paula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 648.5 JHU

Summary: A searing romantic thriller about a young man whose suspicions spin out of control when the free-spirited woman he loves disappears.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Staff Picks, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BUR
1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BUR

Summary: An attractive and successful ophthalmologist quits her job and places a personal ad in the newspaper. She has a specific purpose in her ad - she is looking for marriage. After a series of blind dates with men who are either lonely, desperate, strange, perverted, or all of the above, what she really wants is her mysterious ex-lover to came back to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PER

Summary: In the early 1600s, the Manchurians have taken over sovereignty of China and established the Ching Dynasty. The new government immediately imposes a martial arts ban, forbidding the practice of martial arts altogether in order to gain control.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Company 2007

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD FOREIGN SEV

Summary: Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GRA

Summary: "Set in Fo Shan, China during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight [to the] death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, Ip Man, whose fighting skills are revered all over China, rises to the fore front. Upon refusing to teach his martial arts to the invading...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2010

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