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Jin, Yong

Summary: The epic Chinese classic and phenomenon published in the US for the first time! A fantastical generational saga and kung fu epic, A Hero Born is the classic novel of its time, stretching from the Song Empire (China 1200 AD) to the appearance of a warlord whose name will endure for eternity: Genghis Khan. Filled with an extraordinary cast of characters, A Hero Born is a tale of fantasy and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JIN

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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

Summary: An orphan boy is raised to seek vengeance on the clan leaders who murdered his parents. He takes lessons from an old Shaolin monk who is embedded in a boulder and sets out to find the killers. But before he can deliver justice, he must unite rival factions to fight a far greater evil plaguing the land.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beverly Wilshire Filmsworks Inc. 2000

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: A historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years. From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, no expense was spared in the production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy. 1911 is a true...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2011

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2010

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

Summary: The time is 1998. The setting is Macau. Every living soul jumps at every chance to make quick money before the Portuguese colony ushers in a new era under the Chinese rule. A relationship is formed between an ex-gangster trying to turn over a new leaf with his wife and newborn baby and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: Watch an epic action feature inspired by the life and times of the legendary kung fu master, Ip Man, who mentored Bruce Lee. The story spans the tumultuous Republican era that followed the fall of China's last dynasty, a time of chaos, division, and war that was also the golden age of Chinese martial arts.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN GRA

Summary: A chronicle of the life of a Buddhist monk from childhood to the end of his days.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

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

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.

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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: A young girl, Jinhui was sent to orphanage by her father. After accepting the reality of abandonment, she begins to establish relationships in the orphanage. She realizes that the orphanage cannot offer her the new life she needs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Jie jie you xian gong si 2011

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

Summary: Set against the backdrop of Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1942, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2008

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

Summary: In a remote monastery high up in the mountains, an old master, a young monk and an orphaned boy devote themselves to their Buddhist teachings. As the master faces death, he must lead his disciples away from their past ties to the outside world and its rapidly changing values, and point them toward their quest for enlightenment.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bae Yong-kyun Productions [production company 1999

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

Summary: Tequila is a die-hard cop who will stop at nothing to avenge his partner's murder, and joins forces with a rebel cop to fight the bad guys.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mei ya lei she ying die you xian gong si [distributor 1990

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Summary: Set in the late 1920s, the story follows a cat-and-mouse game between a group of resistance fighters who want to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and the Japanese agents trying to stop them. A talented Korean-born Japanese police officer, who was previously in the independence movement himself, is torn between his duty as an officer and his instinct to support the greater cause.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: In 2000, a principal and some faculty members had begun to sexually molest and abuse several hearing impaired students at their school for close to 4 consecutive years. Though we may not want to accept it, it is time to face this horrible inhumane truth.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Inception Media Group 2012

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Bong is a highly respected hardline cop with a long history of success on dangerous cases. However, his past unexpectedly comes back to haunt him when a sting operation is attacked by a mysterious group of criminals led by Ngo, his former protégé, a talented former officer who had once respected and admired Bong. However, a terrible mistake three years prior landed him in prison, quickly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2021

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RAG

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD RAG

Summary: A new arrival in British-occupied Hong Kong wants to open a martial arts academy to teach his unique Wing Chun style. But a corrupt cabal of martial arts masters, led by Master Hung, refuses to allow him to teach in peace until he proves himself in a series of fights against the local master, which Ip does, in style. But even after earning the respect of the local masters, Ip's troubles are...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2010

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 2000

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

Summary: When a shy small-town boy heads to Beijing for violin lessons, he discovers a new world filled with first loves, lasting friendships ... and a secret that will change his life forever.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2018

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

Summary: In Seoul, an American army doctor forces his assistant to dump bottle after bottle of formaldehyde into the drain. The drain runs into the Han River, the major river running through the middle of Seoul. His only reason is that the bottles are covered with a layer of dust. Six years later, a food cart operator, Gang-du falls asleep every time his dad, Hie-bong, is away from the stand for more...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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

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