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Cao, Xueqin

Summary: Beloved by generations of Chinese readers, The Dream of the Red Chamber is China's touching equivalent of the Romeo & Juliet story. In addition to being a tale of star-crossed lovers, this epic novel also follows the story of five generations of one Chinese family giving modern readers a multi-layered dramatic plot to get lost in at the same time as it offers up key insights into Chinese culture.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Pub. 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CAO

Demi.

Summary: Examines the customs, traditions, food, and lore associated with the celebration of Chinese New Year.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1997

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Holidays - Springtime Holidays, Call number: J 394.2614 DEM

Katz Cooper, Sharon

Summary: "Chinese New Year is a time for new beginnings. Some people clean their homes from top to bottom or share meals with friends. Others pray, light fireworks, or give each other gifts. Readers will discover how a shared holiday can have multiple traditions and be celebrated in all sorts of ways"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pebble, a Capstone imprint 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.261 KAT

Day, John D.

Summary: The American doctor and his wife describe their visit to the small Chinese village of Bapan where they learned the healthy traditions and practices of the locals that help them achieve long, active lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.04 DAY

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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Summary: Explores the people, politics, history, and culture of China, Brazil, Italy, and Australia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DIS

Summary: In Tibet, a once-sovereign nation for thousands of years, much of the country remains under harsh Communist Chinese rule and "patriotic re-education." The surviving Tibetan folk music shapes an endangered people's identity. Ngawang Choephel, a Tibetan musicologist who fled for India at the age of two, returned home to capture the music of his people. He was arrested and sentenced to eighteen...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Yorker Video 2011

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

Summary: In addition to trade goods, religious beliefs also followed the ancient Silk Road into China. Today, a vibrant minority of more than 20 million Chinese Muslims of various ethnic groups live harmoniously among an overall population of more than a billion. This program traces the history of Islam in China while illustrating the Muslim way of life there, including prayer, religious education, and...

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: 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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Amstutz, Lisa J.

Summary: Out with the old and in with the new! It's time to celebrate Chinese New Year! Clean the house. Have a feast with relatives. Watch fireworks and dragon dances. Make paper lanterns. Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is a celebration of new beginnings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 394.26 AMS

Hessler, Peter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.104 HES

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: 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: 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 four of the series China: Through Mao's Eyes details the watershed Nixon-Mao diplomacy, Mao's death and its aftermath, and the legacy of his rule and philosophy. Scenes showing an aged and infirm Mao meeting with foreign emissaries and CPC assemblies reveal his determination to shape policy and preserve his imposing image as long as possible. Today's citizens who look back nostalgically on...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Perennially popular in China, paper-cutting is treasured for its ability to transform ordinary paper into intricately patterned, brilliantly colored works of art. This program, filmed in Hubei Province, charts the evolution of Chinese paper-cutting from traditional cutouts representing luck and health to modern visual art as it illustrates the designing, cutting, and coloring processes. Tsuwoo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In China, where approximately 80 percent of the population is rural, the impact of democratic village elections could reshape the future of the nation. Although some Chinese are skeptical, many believe that establishing democracy at the local level will pave the way for a democratic national government. This program focuses on the efforts of The Carter Center to support China's initiative by...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: It's 221 BC, and the veil of history is lifted to reveal life in the Qin Dynasty, under China's first emperor, Shihuangdi. Noted historians, archaeologists, and other experts extrapolate from discoveries made in the ruler's tomb, as they examine the political, intellectual, philosophical, artistic, and religious structure of Chinese society of the first dynasty. Sophisticated computer animation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Thanks to reforms first enacted by Jiang Zemin and others, Chinese communism has adopted some remarkably capitalistic ideologies. This landmark program documents the transformation of the Chinese Communist Party as, in its efforts to advance the nation's manufacturing power and extend the benefits of Party membership, it inducts a previously banned member segment: private entrepreneurs. But can...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Using multilingual Hong Kong as a case in point, this program makes the hot-button phenomenon known as language-mixing easily accessible to any viewer through interviews with dozens of Hong Kong residents. Their explanations of why and when they mix Cantonese and English reveal much about cultural identity in cosmopolitan populations and the effects of globalization. Scholarly analysis is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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