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  1. Bitter Money (2017)

    Director
    Bing Wang
    Subject
    Anthropology; Economics
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 152 minutes), $35.000

    BITTER MONEY documents China’s rapid economic and social transformation by following the rural workers who leave their Yunnan hometown to move to the city of Huzhou, one of the busiest cities of eastern...

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  2. Number 24 Beizongbu Hutong: Liang Sicheng and Lin Huiyin’s Former Residence (2009)

    Subject
    Architecture; Geography

    This documentary displays the dilapidated state of the former 20th Century hutong residence of Mr. Liang Sicheng and his wife Ms. Lin Huiyin in Beijing. The couple were among China’s most famous art and...

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  3. Go Master, The (2008)

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 104 minutes), £12.99

    Director Tian Zhuangzhuang follows the fortunes of Wu Qingyuan, master of the ancient game of Go, in this intense, stately character study. A native of China, Wu emerged as a prodigy who, at a young age,...

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  4. Ye Yan (2006 Film)

    aka: Banquet, The Deadly Banquet, The

    Director
    FENG Xiaogang
    Producer
    John Chong; WANG Zhongjun

    Feature film which borrows from the plots and themes of Hamlet and Macbeth. Set in the Period of Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (A.D. 907-60), a time of royal instability in the north and warring states in...

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  5. Prince of the Himalayas (2006 Film)

    aka: Prince of the Himalayas

    Director
    Sherwood Hu
    Producer
    Sherwood Hu

    Feature film. Hamlet transplanted to the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Jiabo. The prince, Lhamoklodan (Rgyal) has returned from his studies in Persia to find his father is dead and his mother has married his...

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  6. Prince of the Himalayas (2006 Film)

    aka: Prince of the Himalayas, The

    Feature film. A version of Hamlet set in Tibet. Under the shadow of the Himalayas, the young prince Lhamoklodan learns of his father’s mysterious death and returns to the Kingdom Jiaobo. Troubled by his...

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  7. Sick to Death (2000)

    Subject
    Environmental science; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    VHS (PAL, 24 minutes), £30.00

    Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have been a favourite target of the Western environmental movement which accuses TCM practitioners of endangering rare animal and plant species. As...

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  8. Nanjing Massacre, The (1998 Multimedia)

    aka: Nanking Massacre, The

    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    Historical materials relating to the Nanjing (Nanking) massacre, committed in December 1937 by the Japanese army in China. Includes 1000 pictures, 350,00 words of illustration and testimony in Chinese,...

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  9. White Haired Girl, The (1972 Film)

    Subject
    Dance; Drama
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    A modern revolutionary dance drama using a variety of dance styles (mime, tableaux, etc.) performed by the Shanghai Dance School. Set in North China at the time of China’s struggles against Japan.

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  10. Acupuncture Anaesthesia (1971 Film)

    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Various uses of acupuncture, in particular its uses as an anaesthetic in China.

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