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Hua Mulan

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Mulan is a young girl born into a military family. She has no male heirs to carry on the family name. When her father is summoned for battle, she disguises herself as a male soldier rather than exposing her ailing father of the horrors on the battlefield. As the invasion from the other armies draws near, Mulan's remarkable insight and unfailing courage prove her worth as a true leader.
DVDBlu-Ray
2013; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Morning Sun: Ba Jiu Dian Zhong de Tai Yang

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This film attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary film to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes--and reflected in the hearts and minds--of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. Others join them in creating in the film's conversation about the period and the psycho-emotional topography of high-Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of that period.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tibet Oral History Project

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CD ROMS: Part 1 of this collection contains 67 oral history interviews with elderly Tibetan refugees: 64 recorded in two Tibetan settlements in Bylakuppe, India in June 25 -July 7, 2007. 3 recorded in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA in June 2-26, 2006. Part 2 contains 102 oral history interviews with elderly Tibetan refugees: 53 recorded in Mundgod, Karnataka, India in April 2010 and 49 recorded in Dharamsla, Tashi Jong and Bir, India in May 2012. Part 3 (i.e. transcript volumes 11-15) of this collection contains 110 oral history interviews with elderly Tibetan refugees: 25 recorded in Bylakuppe and Hunsur, India in December 2013-January 2014; 33 recorded in the United States and Canada between 2012-2016; and 52 recorded in Katmandu, Pokhara, and Tanahun, Nepal in April [...]
DVD
2009
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Yi Jiu Si Er: Back to 1942

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In one of the darkest times in Chinese history, a devastating famine during the war ravaged parts of the country. This human tragedy that killed millions must never be forgotten.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ting Feng Zhe

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"After the establishment of People's Republic of China, the People's Liberation Army, set up an intelligence agency called 701 to fight against them. 701 keeps tapping their foes' secret redio channels to monitor their moves and collect intelligence. One day, all of a sudden, all the secret radio channels seem to disappear without a trace. Xuening is sent to Shanghai to seek for worthy who gets superb aural comprehension..." -- Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Aomen Yi Jiu Si Jiu: Macau 1949

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The film offers a look at China after its founding, and the defeat of the Kuomintang as the background to the story. The underground Communist Party bravely instigated rebellion against the Lian Rong ship, the Kuomintang's American landing craft. After being instigated into rebellion, the captain of the Lian Rong hoisted the Chinese national flag for the first time while in Macau's inner harbor.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Shadow Circus: The CIA in Tibet

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Discusses how the CIA aided the Tibetan people in their war of resistance against the Chinese invasion during the 1950s and 60s.
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Clemons (Stacks)
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Mardi Gras: Made in China

Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival - where revelers party and exchange beads for nudity - to the disciplined factories in Fuzhou, China - where teenage girls live and sew beads together all day and night. Blending curiosity with comedy, Mardi Gras: Made in China is the only film to explore how the toxic products directly affect the people who both make and consume them.
Online
2017; 2005
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The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Tiananmen Square, June 4th, 1989

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With startling immediacy, this short film captures the shock and horror the Chinese students experienced when government troops opened fire on them in Tiananmen Square. We hear students rallying for democracy just moments before they were to be gunned down. Skillfully compiled from still photographs smuggled out of China, eyewitness accounts, and news sound tracks, it recreates this tragic event in Chinese history. This unforgettable document will remind Americans that the dream of democracy does not come without sacrifice. From high school students studying world events to "Asia watchers" at universities, this film is a must.
Online
1991
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China Upside Down

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In 1992, Deng Xiaoping's infamous slogan "it is glorious to get rich" unleashed one of the biggest revolutions in the thousand year-old country of China. Deng threw the "classless society" and the" equal division of the means of production" to the wind. As the narrator says, "You can smell money everywhere." Foreigners are no longer suspect. Since 1992 China's "socialism" has adapted to the entrepreneurial spirit. Success stories abound, but in the Chinese cultural tradition, it is often the family, rather than the individual, which achieves success. This film profiles several families who rose from subsistence incomes to fabled luxury through the inventiveness and ambition of the extended family. In 1992, the Li family founded a stone-carving business with a small amount of capital. [...]
Online
2008
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Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution

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Helen Foster Snow, collaborator and wife of historian Edgar Snow, left Utah as an inexperienced 18-year old and threw herself into the turmoil of Revolutionary China. This engrossing documentary of her life allows us to view rare archival footage and photos of what she witnessed from 1931 until 1940, as China experienced devastating floods, famine, revolution, civil war and bombardment and invasion by the Japanese. For historians in both China and the U.S., her first-hand account of the Chinese Revolution in the mid-1930s.
Online
2001
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Dinosaurs [electronic resource]: On the Trail of Prehistory

A sensational discovery is made in a German quarry: petrified tracks created by troodontidae, a beast of great interest to scientists but about which little is known. Paleontologists around the world are excited by the find, but how much data can they glean from a footprint? This program follows a research team as it reconstructs the lives of the feathered dino-birds, piecing together clues from Chinese fossils, computerized motion studies, and from the site itself - where they must contend with curious sightseers and the gruff quarry owner. The video uses CGI sequences of dinosaurs running, hopping, screeching, eating, and fighting to bring the prehistoric world back to life.
Online
2011
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Chinese Party Congress, ca. 1969

Chinese 9th Party Congress. Mao addresses delegates
Online
1969
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Life in Rural China, ca. 1970

Chinese peasants irrigate rice paddy with a foot-powered water wheel; other primitive agriculture in rural China
Online
1970
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Tearing Down the Wall [electronic resource]: Decline of Socialism

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 emergence of the Reagan and Thatcher administrations, and the backfiring of the Soviet coup in 1991, the program demonstrates in detail how governments across the world abandoned socialism-some entirely, while others have maintained a tenuous facade.
Online
2007; 2005
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China's Nuclear Bomb [electronic resource]

In 1964 Mao Zedong's People's Republic became the fifth nation to test a nuclear weapon, changing the balance of power in eastern Asia, and the rest of the world, forever. Set against the backdrop of the developing Cold War, this documentary uses personal interviews and extraordinary archival footage in its dramatic account of the making of China's first atomic bomb. Acclaimed director Peter Du Cane weaves historical data with human logistics as he charts the construction of testing facilities, obtaining of materials, and recruitment of scientists - who couldn't tell their families about the top-secret project - while keeping the implications of global politics always in sight.
Online
2010
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The Living Tree: Chinese American Identity

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Red China. Because of her family's efforts to avoid scrutiny during the Cold War era of the 1950s they tried hard to blend in with their surroundings and little mention was made at home of their Chinese past. Light -hearted letters which would pass the scrutiny of censors on both sides of the Bamboo Curtain were the only way family ties were maintained. It was not until Flora's Aunt Ping immigrated to America in the late eighties that Flora learned about her ancestors and the intertwining of Chinese history and family history. She also learned about the recent past, when her "capitalistic" family was subject to attack during the Cultural Revolution. The silence her parents had maintained about their past hardships and the loneliness experienced as immigrants was finally revealed. The [...]
Online
2006
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Zhang's Diner

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An impoverished Chinese couple move to Beijing from their home town in search of a better life. They invest what little they have in a shabby diner and begin a new life. The film follows Zhang's and Xiao's restaurant business over a period of three years. The couple s problems at times reach almost comical proportions. There are no customers, but they continue to make an effort. The couple represents a phenomenon that has become part of everyday life for tens of millions of Chinese. As China follows the global economy, it is the rural residents who used to make their living in state run cooperatives who now find themselves destitute. The large cities are full of illegal job seekers who have no basic security and are harassed by the local police, adding to their troubles. Nevertheless [...]
Online
2004
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Robert Fortune: The Tea Thief

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This fascinating film chronicles the role that tea played in the expansion of the British Empire as it sought to dominate trade throughout the world. It follows the audacious espionage mission of a botanist, Robert Fortune, who in the mid 18th century was entrusted by the East India Trading company to wrest the secret of tea production from Imperial China, the sole supplier of this prized beverage. China had been growing tea for over 5,000 years and fiercely guarded its monopoly. To satisfy Europe s taste for the beverage, Britain had to buy tea with silver because it had no commodity the Chinese wanted to exchange for tea. But then opium came into the picture. By growing opium in India and exporting it to China the British turned a quarter of the Chinese population into addicts. Whe [...]
Online
2003
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Interview With Harry McPherson, 1981 [electronic resource]

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Harry McPherson served as Special Counsel to LBJ from 1965 to 1969 and was Johnson's chief speechwriter from 1966 to 1969. McPherson begins the interview by recalling the conflicted mood at the White House following the Tet Offensive. The optimism found in military cables and official information clashed with televised images showing the nation that the war was resulting in massive loss of human life and that a prisoner could be shot at point-blank range. He also talks about the concerns LBJ had that the Vietnam War might escalate into a world war and that the goal was not to destroy North Vietnam but rather to keep them contained and not overthrow the government in South Vietnam. He ends the interview with a personal sketch of President Johnson, a complex and tragic figure.
Online
1983