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The Children of Huang Shi

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Set in the 1930's in war-torn China and inspired by true events. George Hogg is a young Englishman who leads sixty orphaned boys on an extraordinary journey of almost a thousand miles across the snow-bound Liu Pan Shan mountains to safety on the edge of the Mongolian desert. During his journey, George learns to rely on the support of Chen, the leader of a Chinese partisan group who becomes his closest friend. He soon finds himself falling in love with the Australian adventurer Lee, an unsentimental nurse. Along the way, Hogg befriends Madame Wang, an aristocratic survivor who has also been displaced by war. She helps the young Englishman, his friends and their sixty war orphans make their way to safety near the western end of the Great Wall of China.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
302.

Jian Yu: Reign of Assassins

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Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
303.

XI Lu Xiang

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A 10-year-old orphan boy sells comics in a little stall in the slums to survive. When the local gangs move in, it is up to him to keep the streets clean! Based upon the comic strip Kiddy Cheung.
DVD
2007; 1950
Clemons (Stacks)
304.

Ai Ya Ya, Qu Bu Ru: Feeding Boys, Ayaya

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"Xiao Bo comes from a moderate, middle class family but has decided to make his living as a male hustler. His older brother, Dabin, is a Christian evangelist determined to reform China's hustler population. When the two clash Xiao disappears into the streets."--Container.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
305.

Ye Ben: Fleeing by Night

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Set in the 1930s world of Peking opera, recounts the unrequited passion of a theater owner's daughter and the cellist who would have been her fiancé for a mesmerizing Chinese opera star who is kept by a wealthy, controlling, yet oddly sympathetic lover.
DVD
2003; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
306.

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

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A Chinese man who travels to America to see his divorced daughter remarry cannot complete his journey when he realizes a generational and geographical divide has developed between them.
DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
307.

Zu Warriors

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High in the clouds of China resides the Zu Mountain range, home to numerous martial arts schools and immortal clans. These are the envy of the evil Insomnia, a demon with plans to take over the world. Can he be destroyed before it's too late?
DVD
2006; 2001
Clemons (Stacks)
308.

Chop Socky: Cinema Hong Kong

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Offers an in-depth look at martial arts films, particularly Hong Kong's wu xia film legacy and its influence on global cinema. From its roots in Beijing Opera to Quentin Tarantino's tribute Kill Bill, Vol. 2, this film presents the development of the genre, insight into the techniques, weaponry and well-known stars of Hong Kong martial arts action. Beginning with Hong Kong cinema's first martial-arts hero, Wong Fei Hung to the balletic choreography of Chang Che, through the "one-punch" impact of Bruce Lee and the evolution of kung-fu comedy as epitomized by Jackie Chan. The Hong Kong technique of editing-in-camera is demonstrated in a multi-screen sequence, and there are numerous clips from the genre's classic films.
DVD
2005; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
309.

Good Bye Dragon Inn

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It is a night of torrential rain, and the roof of the Fun-Ho Grand Theater in Taipei is leaking. The movie showing--King Hu's lush 1966 swordplay classic "Dragon Inn"--Is the theaters last-ever screening. Once a beacon for a city of moviegoers, the theater has become a haven for hustlers, tired old men, lonely employees, and possibly even ghosts. A gloomy-looking young Japanese man wanders in and finds his concentration disrupted by various annoyances: a boy munching popcorn, a woman in heavy makeup cracking sunflower seeds, a pair of bare feet sticking over the seat next to him. The ticket taker, the washroom attendant, and the projectionist silently perform their tasks, in this poetic and elegiac exposition on longing, synchronicity, nostalgia, and the death of cinema.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
310.
CJ7

CJ7

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Ti is a really poor construction worker who struggles to keep his son, Dicky, in private school. One day he mistakes an orb he finds in a junkyard for a toy his son wants because all of his classmates have it. But this object turns out to be an alien creature with regenerative powers that will end up teaching important lessons to both father and son. In a dramatic turn of events, Dicky is confronted with the harsh realities of life.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
311.

Cosmopolis

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Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager, heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo, while remotely wagering his company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Little does he know his perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
312.

Angel of Nanjing

The Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is the most popular place in the world to commit suicide. For the past 11 years, blue-collar worker Chen Si has been patrolling this bridge every day, watching out for people who've gone there to end their lives. With no formal training, he has saved over 300 people since he began; earning him the nickname the Angel of Nanjing.
Online
2016; 2015
313.

High/Low

With gambling in China illegal, Hong Kong and Macau have become the premier destinations for Chinese gamblers. In China gambling has long been part of life, but with a society increasingly divided by rich and poor, the Chinese have become obsessed with winning easy money. As they pin their hopes on games of luck and fortune, four larger-than-life gamblers bring us on an emotional search for belief and identity in money-centric modern China.
Online
2016; 2012
314.

China Awakens: Part 1

This program traces the complex historical roots of modern China, from early encounters with the West to the death of Mao Zedong-a leader who may have shaped his nation more completely than any other man of his era. Pre-eminent for most of two millennia, China's technological, economic, and cultural dominance gradually eroded in the centuries following the European Renaissance. By the late 19th century it had several suffered humiliating defeats at the hands of distant foreign powers. Forced to sign unequal treaties imposed by the imperialist victors, it was dubbed "the sick man of Asia". And the early 20th century, though it saw reform, development, and the birth of China as a democratic state, was also marred by persistent social unrest. In 1927 conflict between the Communist party [...]
Online
2016; 2013
315.

China I: The Medical Arts of the Warrior Monks

The Shaolin monks are famous for Kung-Fu, but are equally respected in China for their teachings of traditional medicine, which combines knowledge of the body with medicinal plants and massages. A few old masters, the guardians of this ancestral knowledge, still live in the remote mountains of Shaolin. Bernard Fontanille embarks on a journey into a forgotten China and meets Master Xingzhen.
Online
2016; 2013
316.

China II: One-Hundred-Plant Medicine

In China, caregivers turn to nature as a source of healing remedies. Emergency doctor Bernard Fontanille travels to Baisha, in the province of Yunnan, to meet Doctor Ho. This reputed practitioner opened a clinic that attracts patients from all over China and the rest of the world.
Online
2016; 2013