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Macdonald DeWitt Library at SUNY Ulster
DVDs at the Library: CHINA
Browse all of our DVDs on the back wall of the library.
1421: The Year China Discovered America?Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet.
Call Number: DVD A11118
Ai Weiwei: Never SorryThis is a documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. Follows Ai "from the close of the 2008 Beijing Olympics (for which he helped design the acclaimed 'Bird's Nest' stadium) to his arrest and 81-day detention in 2011"
Call Number: DVD A2882
China A Century Of RevolutionFeaturing narration by former ACLU executive director Ira Glasser, this video demonstrates ways to appropriately assert one's constitutional rights during police encounters.
Call Number: DVD C5393
The First Emperor Of ChinaAn Imax film that presents a narrated dramatization of the reign of Qin Shihuang, ending with the excavation of the terra cotta army buried in his tomb in Shenshi Province.
Call Number: DVD F5274
HeroWith supernatural skill and no fear a nameless soldier embarks on a mission of revenge against the fearsome army that massacred his people. Now, to achieve the justice he seeks, he must take on the empire's most ruthless assassins and reach the enemy he has sworn to defeat.
Cast: Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk, Zhang Ziyi, Donnie Yen
Call Number: DVD H559
The Joy Luck ClubFollows the story of four lifelong friends, whose lives are filled with joy and heartbreak, and shows how their experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children.
Cast: Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita, Ming-Na Wen, Michael Paul Chan, Andrew McCarthy, Christopher Rich, Russell Wong, Vivian Wu.
Call Number: DVD J88
Legacy Disc 2: The Origins of CivilizationChina: the mandate of heaven. With great thinkers such as Confucius and Laozi, the Chinese conceived of civilization as reflecting cosmic harmony, sustained by civic and social virtue, ancient ritual, and reverence for ancestors. Egypt: the habit of civilization. In the world's first great nation, the annual flooding of the Nile conferred not only fertility, but also a deep respect for social and cosmic stability, a belief in the resurrection of the dead, and the hope of eternal life.
Call Number: DVD L4961
Manufactured LandscapesFollows photographer Edward Burtynsky, internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of nature transformed by industry, as he travels through China photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution.
Call Number: DVD M2948
The Silk RoadA panoramic tour examining the world's most historic and inaccessible locations, Silk Road escorts the viewer on the ancient path travelled by Marco Polo, linking the riches of China with the European markets of the Middle Ages.
pt. 1. Glories of ancient Chang-An -- A thousand kilometers beyond the Yellow River -- The art gallery in the desert -- The dark castle -- pt. 2. In search of the kingdom of Lou-Lan -- Across the Taklamakan Desert -- Khotan, oasis of silk and jade -- A heat wave called Turfan -- pt. 3. Through the Tian Shan Mountains by rail -- Journey into music : south through the Tian Shan Mountains -- Where horses fly like the wind -- Two roads to the Pamirs.