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Bailey, Linda

Summary: "In this third book in the Time Travel Guides series, the three Binkerton siblings go back in time to 1st century CE China! Amid the chaos of their arrival, little Libby slips away, hitching a ride to the capital city. Soon she is dining with nobility and rubbing elbows with the emperor himself! The twins, Josh and Emma, on the other hand, are mistaken for barbarian spies and are pursued...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 931 BAI

Cole, Joanna.

Summary: Ms. Frizzle and her tour group are transported to China 1000 years in the past, where they learn how rice, tea and silk are grown and harvested, and visit the Emperor in the Forbidden City.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 951 Cole

Sonneborn, Liz.

Summary: Read about the ancient civilization of China.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 931 SON

Cotterell, Arthur.

Summary: The history of Imperial China from the building of the Great Wall to the days of the last emperor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1994

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 931 COT

Summary: Born into a prominent family in China, Soong Mei-ling was nonetheless thoroughly Western in thought and philosophy, having studied in America-one of the first Chinese women to do so. After marrying Chiang Kai-shek, the couple led a China embroiled in years of war and political intrigue. During World War II, she became the first Chinese national ever to address a joint session of the U.S....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: After the Chinese Nationalist Government fled to Taiwan, Soong Mei-ling remained in the public eye as the distant and mysterious "Madame Chiang." She continued the role she had played during her years in mainland China, remaining prominent in foreign affairs and devoted to her work with women and charitable causes. This program examines the second half of Madame Chiang's life: her...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Wood, Michael

Summary: Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world's oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years. After a century and a half of foreign invasion, civil war, and revolution, China has once again returned to center stage as a global superpower and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martin's Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 951 WOO

Summary: From fledgling cottage industries to the Shanghai stock market, China represents a unique blend of communism and capitalism. This program studies that phenomenon by examining how the Chinese themselves are adapting to the quasi-free market system. Chinese economic modernization is studied at a shoe factory, where communist worker ideals and capitalist goals coexist. In the largest migration in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Whether they were crafted to spread Mao's message of class struggle or spun from the fabric of everyday life, Chinese folk songs carry with them immense historical and cultural importance. This program examines a wide range of songs and melodies from the country's pre-Communist era to the Cultural Revolution, energized by a rich progression of archival footage, photographs, interviews, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Did the Soviet Union collapse under external pressure or its own weight? What enabled free market forces to assert themselves in China? Is socialism dead, or has it simply evolved? This program addresses these and other questions, focusing on the political, cultural, and economic factors behind the fall of the iron curtain regimes. Outlining the Cultural Revolution and its consequences, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Part two of the series China: Through Mao's Eyes explores the formation of the People's Republic of China, its complicated relationship with the Soviet Union, and events that prefaced the Cultural Revolution. Footage documenting the turmoil of the Anti-Rightist movement, China's role in the Korean War, and the misnamed Great Leap Forward reveals Mao's uneven leadership as the young nation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: It took seven years for Wang Runqing to get his diploma from the Conservatory of the Beijing National Opera. Descended from a family of actors, he had no illusions about the hardships that awaited him. This program follows his rigorous training in a variety of the arts besides singing and acting. His story is all the more interesting because it took place while traditional opera-which had been...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program offers an in-depth appraisal of how China's women's movement slowly gathered momentum under Mao Zedong's and Deng Xiao Ping's rule during the latter half of the 20th century. Outstanding footage from propaganda and documentary sources and compelling interviews with women who participated in the events of those decades reveal the hard-won gains through Communist legal and social...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: China is booming economically. U.S. companies, including Motorola and Boeing, are employing thousands in new factories. However, Western economic investment has not translated into a Chinese acceptance of Western ideas concerning human rights-as evident in the Tiananmen Square massacre. This program discusses the progress that is being made. We meet a radio talk-show host who invites callers to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: From World War II until Mao's death in 1976, the Chinese faced recurring hardships, the Cultural Revolution perhaps the most damaging to their traditional society. This program carefully traces the origins and implementation of Mao's agenda of social upheaval, bringing together documentary footage and firsthand accounts from those who experienced it. Among those interviewed is Song Yongyi, a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Every year this nation's economy struggles to absorb millions of the unemployed, while the rich move to gated communities with private schools and tennis courts. That might sound like America, but it isn't. This Wide Angle documentary studies the new China, once the home of Mao's rigidly imposed social equality-and today, a member of the World Trade Organization containing both staggeringly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Will the 21st century be the Chinese century? Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the rise of China as a global economic power—and the challenges that lie before it—in this timely collection of NewsHour reports. The episodes are…* China’s Growing Economy: This segment spotlights the freewheeling Chinese economy—and its growing pains. * The Chinese Consumer: This segment seeks to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: China may be the world's next superpower, but its wild economic growth doesn't tell the whole story. This program reveals the widening gap between Chinese urban and rural lifestyles and the escalating pressure for government action to increase educational and career opportunities in remote areas. Interviews with city dwellers whose affluence surprises even them-and with villagers struggling for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: On October 1, 1949, the People's Republic of China came into being following the victory of Mao Tse-tung's forces over the Kuomintang, which fled to the island of Taiwan. Thus the Communists completed a revolution begun by the idealistic Sun Yat-sen in the early 1920s. This program documents how Sun's idealism came under Bolshevik guidance; the roles of the young Chiang Kai-shek and Mao; the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Part one of the series China: Through Mao's Eyes describes Mao Zedong's youth, his formative adulthood, and his consolidation of power. Archival photographs from Mao's childhood and education, film clips from his campaigns against foreign invaders and Chinese nationalists, and lavish, government-produced reconstructions of the Long March detail the drama of those decades. Film excerpts...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Part three of the series China: Through Mao's Eyes examines the origins of the Cultural Revolution, Mao's orchestration of it, the political and economic shockwaves it created, and its human cost. Rarely seen archival footage of young Red Guard operatives raiding and ransacking a home-combined with present-day interviews featuring former Red Guards and their victims-create an in-depth portrayal...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program enters the world of Beijing opera through the traditional art of mask-making-and through the eyes of 76-year-old Xiang Qi Shang, a celebrated mask maker who has devoted his life to preserving a custom that may yet be lost in China's rush to modernization. Master Xiang demonstrates his remarkable brushwork as he comments on a range of topics, including the use of facial expression...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As China continues to experiment with Western-style economics, many city dwellers already enjoy the prerogatives of a market economy. But how will China feed itself as more and more farmers flee their land for the allure of urban living? This program seeks to understand the effects of economic reform on Chinese society, from the villages to the cities. Will cultural values and the traditional...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Although they may not look exactly like their counterparts in China, North America's Chinese Buddhist temples are closely linked to them through symbolism and traditions that go back more than 1,500 years. This video looks at structural symmetry, north/south building orientation, and interior layout; architectural elements like pagodas, columns, and courtyards; the lotus flower as a design...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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