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Summary: "An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHI

Lane, Andrew

Summary: Kidnapped and taken to China, young Sherlock Holmes enjoys adventure on the high seas before encountering a puzzling case of three men bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai. Includes historical notes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC LAN

Kerns, Ann.

Summary: In the spring of 1989, university students in Beijing grabbed world headlines with a courageous stand against decades of Communist authoritarian rule in China. Thousands and then millions of students and workers from all over China gathered on the city's Tiananmen Square to support demands for democracy, clean government, and increased personal freedoms.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2011

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Lim, Louisa.

Summary: "Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People's Army crushed unarmed protestors--labeled anti-revolutionaries--in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China's modern history remains buried. Memory is dangerous in a country built to function on national amnesia. A single act of public remembrance might...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford Univ Pr 2014

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

Fisher, Leonard Everett.

Summary: A brief history of the Great Wall of China, begun about 2,200 years ago to keep out Mongol invaders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1986

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 931 FIS

Min, Anchee

Summary: Late 19th-century China is a tumultuous land beset by warring enemies--both from beyond its borders and within the fabled walls of the Forbidden City. When her son and adopted son each succumb to early deaths, Orchid reluctantly assumes greater power. While foreign nations like Japan, Russia, France, and England fight for their share of the Chinese spoils, Orchid sees her nation divide into...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Co. 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC MIN

Liu, Na

Summary: A young girl describes her experiences growing up in China, beginning with the death of Chairman Mao in 1976.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphic Universe 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 741.5 LIU

Paterson, Katherine.

Summary: Abducted from his home by bandits, fifteen-year-old Wang Lee is rescued from slavery by a mysterious girl who introduces him to the Taiping Tienkuo, a secret society partly based on Christian principles and dedicated to the overthrow of the Manchu government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: E.P. Dutton 1983

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAT

Rittenberg, Sidney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.05 RITTENBERG, SIDNEY RIT

Yang, Jisheng

Summary: An account of the famine that killed roughly thirty-six million Chinese during the Great Leap Forward examines how the communist ideologies and collectivization campaigns perpetuated by the country's leaders caused the catastrophe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.8 YAN

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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Porter, Bill

Summary: n 1989, Bill Porter, having spent much of his life studying and translating Chinese religious and philosophical texts, began to wonder if the Buddhist hermit tradition still existed in China. At the time, it was believed that the Cultural Revolution had dealt a lethal blow to all religions in China, destroying countless temples and shrines, and forcibly returning thousands of monks and nuns to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Counterpoint 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 POR

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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Man, John

Summary: The terra cotta army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries ever made. Over eight thousand life-size figures of warriors and horses were interred in the mausoleum of the first emperor of China--and each figure is individually carved, perhaps representing real members of the emperor's army. Weaving together history and a first-hand account of his experience in China,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951 MAN

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 951 Cole

Dai, Sijie

Summary: After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2005

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DAI

DeWoskin, Rachel

Summary: Lillia, fifteen, flees Warsaw with her father and baby sister in 1940 to try to make a new start in Shanghai, China, but the conflict grows more intense as America and Japan become involved.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, published by Penguin Group 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC DEW

O'Dea, Madeleine

Summary: "The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface--the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 ODE

Pennypacker, Sara

Summary: When China's leader declares war on sparrows in 1958, everyone makes loud noise in hopes of chasing the hungry birds from their land except for Ming-Li, a young girl whose compassion and foresight prevent a disaster.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion Books for Children 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE PEN

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: The first Westerner, man or woman, to film inside Communist China was Lucy Jarvis. A very special insider's look at the mystery, opulence, and grandeur of one of mankind's greatest treasures: a city, Peking, and a civilization that continues to endure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Monterey Media 2005

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHI

Mo, Yan

Summary: " The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MO

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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