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AMZ6008 Wild China $29.95
2008, 300 min., English, Not Rated.
One of the best documentaries about China today. It demonstrates the diverse topography, flora, and fauna, of the most geographically and ethnically diverse countries in the world. The photography is breathtaking and shows rarely seen areas of China.
BT2832 The First Emperor of China $15.95
ISBN: 9781595522832 ISBN10: 1595522832.
DVD, 2006, 42 min..
The great nation of China was founded Qin Shihuang, the First Empero, who not only gave China its name but also created the longest-enduring nation state in the history of the world! Much of the story has never been told before and therefore few are aware of his incredible achievements.
BT3115 China From the Inside $34.95
ISBN: 9780793693115 ISBN10: 079369311X.
PBS 3 Disk Set, 2007, 240 min. in English..
Part 1, "Power and the People," focuses on the Communist Party's rule of China. Part 2, "Women of the Country," focuses on the difficulties faced by Chinese women, especially in rural areas. Part 3, "Shifting Nature," focuses on pollution brought on by rapid industrialization, and the resettling of entire towns due to massive water diversion projects. The last part focuses on "Freedom and Justice," where it examines the limits of freedom in religion and in the press.
BT3591 Mao Tse Tung $19.95
ISBN: 9780767083591 ISBN10: 0767083598.
DVD, 2005, 50 min. in English.
For 25 years Mao Zedong ruled one quarter of the world's population, this is the extraordinary story of a farmer's son who became a God in his life time but in private never shook off his peasant roots; a man who presided over one of the most radical experiments in social reform ever seen in human history but who will be remembered as one of the bloodiest dictators of the twentieth century.
BT5274 Modern Marvels - The Great Wall of China $36.95
ISBN: 9780767085274 ISBN10: 0767085272.
DVD, 2005, 50 min. in English.
The Great Wall of China is the one of the most massive building achievements in history. Winding 6000 kilometers through undulating mountains it is the only man-made structure visible with the naked eye from space. Examine the mysteries of one of the most awe-inspiring monuments in the world with modern engineers and leading historians.
BT8335 China: A Century of Revolution $34.99
ISBN: 9786311208335 ISBN10: 6311208334.
Boxed 3 DVD Set, 2002, 360 min. in English..
This powerful program takes a remarkable first-hand look at China's tumultuous history, examining its social, political and cultural upheaval through eyewitness accounts, rare archival film footage and insightful commentary. Part One: China in Revolution, Part Two: The Mao Years and Part Three: Born Under The Flag begins with Mao's death in 1976, continues with the new leadership of Deng Xiaoping, and concludes with the struggle of China's paradoxical goals of economic prosperity and absolute Communist Party control. DISC ONE Part One: China in Revolution 1911?1949 (1989) DISC TWO Part Two: The Mao Years 1949?1976 (1994) DISC THREE Part Three: Born Under the Red Flag 1976?1997 (1997)
MZ0009 The Forbidden City: Dynasty & Destiny $16.95
50 Min, 2005, Rated PG.
From A&E Ancient Mysteries - In this mesmerizing program, discover some of the enchanting secrets behind the mystical Forbidden City, and how the spell of its enormous power finally collapsed.
MZ0Q6 Secrets of the Dead: China's Terracotta Warrior $24.95
DVD, PBS, 60 Mins., Rated PG 2011, Steven R. Talley (Director).
The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by 8,000 terracotta warriors. Since then, no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their Emperor for all eternity. Now this once mighty army will be returned to its former glory for the first time.
MZ2SIS Secrets of China's First Emperor: Tyrant and Visionary $22.95
104 Mins., Rated PG, 2008.
Over 2,000 years ago, Qin Shi Huang, 'The First Emperor of Qin,' built the greatest empire of antiquity, planned the first Great Wall and created the largest burial site in the world - guarded by a terracotta army of 8,000 soldiers. Featuring lavish reenactments and state-of-the-art CGI, this definitive documentary explores the magnificent life and legend of China's controversial ruler.
MZVQT8 Ultimate China $39.95
2 DVD Set, 2005, 180 min. in English.
Explore the traditional Southwest of China, the autonomous region of Guangxi, and the provinces of Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan, and journey though Central China, from Shanghai to the Yellow Mountains, and from the Yangzi River to Xian, the ancient capital of China. Zay. Complete the tour by traveling through the four provinces of Southeast China from Guanzhou to Nanchang. Along the way attend a traditional Long Horn Mio ceremony, visit the Huangguoshu Waterfalls, see the endangered Giant Panda, enter a silk factory in Suzhou, the silk capital of China, and finally walk among the 8,000 terra cotta warriors built to guard to tomb of China's first emperor.
MZVXE Globe Trekker: Beijing $27.95
DVD, 2004, 60 min. in English.
China's capital Beijing is located in the northeast of this vast country, divided into north and south by Chang'an Avenue, and into east and west by the Forbidden City and Tianaman Square. Beijing's vibrant mix of ancient monument's and bustling modern life make it an intriguing destination. The journey begins at the infamous Tiananmen Square, the former stage of the Cultural Revolution rallies. From here you?ll see the Forbidden City, kept out of bounds for 500 years, and will end the tour at Beijing's Ice Lantern Festival amidst a colorful fiesta of ice and light.
 
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AMZ0027 Together $27.95
2003, 116 min., Mandarin Chinese, Rated PG.
When violin prodigy Xiaochun and his father head to Beijing seeking fame and fortune, they soon discover a fierce world of cutthroat ambition.
AMZ2034 Empire of the Sun $16.95
1987, 152 min., English, Rated PG.
Spielberg tells a beautiful story about the horrors of war, and how the human spirit overcomes adversity. Bale stars as a spoiled British boy who lives with his wealthy family in pre-World War II Shanghai.
AMZ3P5W Please Vote for Me $24.95
2008, 55 Minutes, Mandarin Chinese, NR.
A third-grade class at an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China is chronicling a public school's first open elections between one female and two male students. Ex;ore the tactics the students come up with to slander their counterparts and what lengths the children will go in order to win.
AMZ4425 The Last Emperor $34.95
1987, 165 min., English, Rated R.
The Last Emperor is the true story of Aisin-Gioro Pu Yi, the last ruler of the Chinese Ching Dynasty. The film covers the years 1908 to 1967. This film won nine Academy Awards: best picture & director to production design and editing.
AMZ7IX5 Beijing Bicycle $14.95
2002, 113 Minutes, Mandarin Chinese, PG13.
Guei, from a rural village, decides to go to modern day Beijing to make a better life. Guei finds a job as a bike delivery boy, the bike is on loan till he pays it off. One day he finds the bike has been stolen, and discovers that the bike now belongs to a student who bought it used, a fight over the ownership of the bicycle becomes downright harrowing.
BT2025 Eat Drink Man Woman $21.95
ISBN: 9780792852025 ISBN10: 0792852028.
DVD, 1994, 124 min., English Subtitles NR.
This touching, dryly funny story of a family coping with personal lives and the way those lives intersect with the family relationships captures a shift in generations in Taipei. The father, a famous chef who has lost his taste buds, still cooks, though he draws no pleasure from eating. His daughters, meanwhile, deal with both the disappointments and surprises of daily living and the way their adult lives compare to the expectations the widowed father had for them.
MZ000E The Story of Qiu Ju $25.95
DVD, 1993, 100 min. Cantonese, English Subtitles PG.
A humorous fable of justice that traverses the north of China. Qiu Ju is a tenacious farmer determined to right a wrong done to her husband. Defying all stereotypes of the passive Chinese woman she remains unbowed by the frustrations of bureaucracy in her quixotic search for dignity.
MZ01EN Postmen in the Mountains $24.95
English subtitles, 108 Min, 2008, Rated: NR.
A powerful portrayal of an only son who reluctantly must take over his retiring father's job as a postman. His route is entirely on foot through the beautiful Hunan mountains. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the burden his father must bear to deliver to the villagers.
MZ07JZ The Blue Kite $34.95
Cantonese, with English subtitles, 107 Min , 2007, Rated NR.
Told from the perspective of a young boy, Tietou, Blue Kite traces the fate of a Beijing family and their neighbors as they experience the political and social upheavals in 1950's and 60's China.
MZ23M The Story Of Qiu Ju $25.95
Mandarin with Eng Subtitles 2006, 100 min. Rated PG.
Gong Li plays Qiu Ju, a tenacious farmer determined to right a wrong done to her husband. Defying all stereotypes of the passive Chinese woman, she remains unbowed by the frustrations of bureaucracy in her search for dignity
MZ6505 Raise the Red Lantern $19.95
ISBN: 9786311166505 ISBN10: 631116650X.
DVD, 1991, 25 min, English Subtitles.
An eye opening film which recounts the story of an educated woman who is sent off to become the newest wife of a feudal nobleman in 1920s China. Nearly isolated in his spooky, palatial home, she develops relationships with several of the other wives and slowly becomes aware of a hideous legacy of punishment toward more willful women.
MZGDO Trail of the Panda $15.99
DVD, 2011, 88 min., Mandarin Chinese, Rated G.
A heartwarming Disney film about the enduring friendship between a boy and a panda cub high in the mountains of the Sichuan province of China
MZGFC High School Musical: China $15.98
DVD 2011, 90 min., Mandarin Chinese, Rated PG.
High School Musical China captures all the excitement, drama, music and dance of the original film with unique Chinese characters and extraordinary adventures; and will spark discussions about the differences in cultures. Enjoyable & educational!

 

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