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Su, Tong

Summary: "In Peach village, crying is forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learned to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faced a bleak future until she met Qiliang, an orphan who offered her his hand in marriage. Then, one day, Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of miles and forced to labor on a project of terrifying ambition and scale - the building of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Canongate 2007

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SU

Summary: In 1920s China, nineteen year old Songlian is forced to marry Chen Zuoqian, the lord of a powerful family. Fifty year old Chen has already three wives, each of them living in separate houses within the great castle. Competition between the wives is fierce, as their master's attention carries power, status and privileges. Each night Chen must decide which wife to spend the night with and a red...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Razor Digital Entertainment 2005

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

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: 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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Well Go USA 2011

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

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: An aging poet, Younghwan, summons his two estranged sons to a solitary hotel beside the Han River because he feels his death is near. While waiting for them to arrive, he meets two women out walking in the new-fallen snow and is struck by their angelic beauty. But the women have come to the hotel to do some healing of their own. As Younghwan moves between the women and his sons, he also moves...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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: 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.

Format: moving image

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

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

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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magnolia Home Entertainment 2007

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

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2004

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

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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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.

Format: moving image

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: 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: 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: An attractive and successful ophthalmologist quits her job and places a personal ad in the newspaper. She has a specific purpose in her ad - she is looking for marriage. After a series of blind dates with men who are either lonely, desperate, strange, perverted, or all of the above, what she really wants is her mysterious ex-lover to came back to her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2001

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

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.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Inception Media Group 2012

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

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: Wonderwoman, Thief Catcher, and Invisible Girl team up to battle the baby stealing Demon-Lord of the Underworld.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2002

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1 available in Action / Adventure DVDs, Call number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE HER