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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

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: 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

Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N

Summary: "On the frontlines of the battle for democracy in China The rise of Hong Kong is the story of a miraculous post-War boom, when Chinese refugees flocked to a small British colony, and, in less than fifty years, transformed it into one of the great financial centers of the world. The unraveling of Hong Kong, on the other hand, shatters the grand illusion of China ever having the intention of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Global Reports 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.2506 WAS

Lobsang Tubten Jigme Gyatso

Summary: A forefront Buddhist leader describes his witness to the torture and arrest of his family and teachers by Chinese authorities, his suffering at the sides of fellow monks under occupier "reeducation" practices, and his eventual escape to Tibet.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rodale 2010

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

Osnos, Evan

Summary: "A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy--or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951.06 OSN

Norell, Mark.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pi Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 567.909 NOR

Summary: Jason is an American teenager who is obsessed with Hong Kong cinema and kung-fu classics. He makes an extraordinary discovery in a Chinatown pawnshop: the legendary stick weapon of the Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. With the lost relic in hand, Jason unexpectedly finds himself traveling back to ancient China. He meets the drunken kungfu master, Lu Yan; an enigmatic and skillful...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2008

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Summary: Tharlo is a Tibetan shepherd, used to living with little human contact. Visiting a Tibetan town in Qinghai province to obtain a proper ID card from the local police station, Tharlo surprises Police Chief Dorje by reciting from memory a lengthy excerpt from one of Chairman Mao's essays. But things develop in a romantic rather than a political direction. To prepare for his ID photo, Tharlo needs...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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

Summary: An undercover policeman infiltrates a major drug ring and works his way to the position of heir apparent. When the leader of the syndicate becomes ill, the lure of power and money cause him to question his true identity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weinstein Co. 2009

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

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

Summary: Ye Haiyan is labeled a trouble maker by the Chinese government. Someone who embarrasses the state, for example, with public protests involving the civil rights of sex workers. She travels to Hainan Province to protest a case in which sexual mistreatment of elementary-age school girls by their principal has gone unprosecuted.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF HOO

Summary: Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter, a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PAI

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

Summary: In a laboratory, a team of engineers create a replica of Beijing's Forbidden City to uncover the secrets underlying its ability to withstand earthquakes over the centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Xinran

Summary: Xinran tells of her experiences and travails as a mother and her observation of other women as mothers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.8743 XIN

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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Chiu, Kwong-chiu

Summary: Have you ever wondered what it was like to be the Emperor of China? In this book, readers will get the chance to ask the emperor all the questions they might have about life in the Forbidden City. How was the emperor chosen? What was school like? How did he celebrate his birthday? Who were his friends? What were his favorite foods? How hard did he have to work? Could he be punished? Through fun...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: China Institute in America 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 951 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

Omont, Jean-Marie

Summary: Yaya, the daughter of a wealthy family, meets Tuduo, an orphan boy who is forced to work for a gangster leader, as the Japanese invade Shanghai in 1937.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lion Forge/Magnetic 2018

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

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 951.058 KER

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

See, Lisa.

Summary: When the body of an American archaeologist is found floating in the Yangzi River, Ministry of Public Security agent Liu Hulan and her husband, American attorney David Stark, are dispatched to Site 518 to investigate. As Hulan scrutinizes his death, David, on behalf of the National Relics Bureau, tries to discover who has stolen from the site an artifact that may prove to the world China's claim...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2004

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Parkes, Lorna

Summary: Hong Kong welcomes with an iconic skyline, a legendary kitchen, and lush, protected nature where rare birds and colourful traditions thrive. * Includes full-colour pull-out map of Macau * Shopping in Hong Kong tips * Guide to local cuisine * Day trips from Hong Kong.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 915.125 LON

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