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Summary: As a son helps his mother arrange for the burial of his father in the traditional Chinese custom of his mother's village, the beautiful and touching story of his parent's courtship unfolds. His father was from the city and came to his mother's village to become the schoolmaster. In the days of arranged marriages, the son discovers that his parents marriage was the first marriage based on love.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Classics 2001

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

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

Summary: Liu Jin-xi is a village craftsman whose quiet life is irrevocably shattered by the arrival of two notorious gangsters in the local general store. When Liu single-handedly saves the shopkeeper's life, he comes under investigation by detective Xu Bai-jiu. Convinced that Liu's martial arts mastery belies a hidden history of training by one of the region's vicious clans, Xu doggedly pursues the shy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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: Set in the ferocious Gobi Desert, the story follows Lieutenant Li and Japanese emissary Lai Xi, both first-class warriors and master swordsmen. After decades of service to the Chinese Emperor, Lai Xi longs to return to Japan, but is instead sent to the west to chase wanted criminals. His only passport back to Japan is to capture and execute Lieutenant Li, a renegade soldier wanted for leading a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2004

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

Summary: Ouyang Feng is a heartbroken and cynical man who spends his days alone in the desert. He connects expert swordsmen with those seeking revenge and willing to pay for it. As Ouyang narrates his tale, he interweaves the stories of his unusual clients, old friends and future foes. He begins to realize the mistakes of his own past, and how his fear of rejection may have led him to a life of exile.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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

Summary: After having the emperor's minister of defense executed, a power-grabbing eunuch sends assassins to trail the victim's children to a remote point on the northern Chinese border. But that bloodthirsty mission is confounded by a mysterious group of fighters who arrive on the scene, intent on delivering justice and defending the innocent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2018

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

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: "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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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IP

Summary: "Two homicidal grifters perversely turn the tables on a corrupt system of unregulated mines and negligent owners by befriending fellow miners, murdering them in staged 'accidents', and then passing their victims off as relatives in order to pocket their employer's hush money"--Cntainer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino on Video 2004

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

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