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Lu, Lisa

Works: 69 works in 172 publications in 7 languages and 5,796 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Historical films  Romance films  Biography  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lisa Lu
Most widely held works by Lisa Lu
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El mundo enfrenta una catástrofe de proporciones épicas, las ciudades coplapsan y los continentes tiemblan. 2012 nos trae el fin del mundo y cuenta la historia de los héroes que luchan por sobrevivir."--Información impresa en el envase
Wei xian guan xi by Chin-ho Hŏ( Visual )

14 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shanghai, an aging socialite's infatuation with her ex-boyfriend manifests itself as a risky game, where her former lover agrees to seduce, and then abandon a naive young woman
China : beyond the clouds( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Phil Agland reveals the everyday drama and passion of contemporary China, a country "steeped in tradition and wracked by change, " by focussing on life in one small town. Interwoven throughout the four segments of this documentary are the stories of a gang fight, in which one boy is killed, and the subsequent police investigation; a hill country teacher who leaves his charges temporarily in the care of a substitute while he takes a course to improve his skills; and the work of Dr. Tang who practices acupuncture and treats people with problems such as rheumatism and migraines as well as cerebral palsy. Although the focus is on the situation of children and youth in a changing world, the film does not ignore other elements of the community--the elderly, the entrepreneurs, the leaders of the "Street Committee, " etc.--or the history and physical splendour surrounding this small town in China
Sewing woman by Arthur E Dong( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SEWING WOMAN chronicles the bittersweet journey of one woman's determination to survive: from an arranged marriage in old China to working class comforts in modern America. Produced over 18 years ago, this classic film continues to screen widely and is now treasured by a new generation of film goers -- it is considered by many cinema enthusiasts as an early prototype for the personal-diary genre made popular today with the recent handi-cam video explosion. SEWING WOMAN is based on a series of oral histories and the life story of the filmmaker's mother, Zem Ping Dong, an immigrant who has worked in San Francisco garment factories for over 30 years. With a candid first-person monologue spoken by noted actress Lisa Lu (The Joy Luck Club, The Last Emperor), Sewing Woman reveals an inner strength which guides a journey through oppressive Chinese customs, U.S. immigration policies, family separation, and the conflicts of assimilation in America. SEWING WOMAN's story is interwoven with rare footage shot in rural villages of China and in factories of San Francisco Chinatown, treasured home movies, and intimate family photographs
Cities in China( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for centuries as the center of Chinese culture and aesthetics, this Yangzi delta city has often been called the "Venice of the East" because of its many canals and bridges. This beautifully filmed portrait of the city leads the viewer through markets and teahouses, sweet shops and bookstores, rice paddies and fish stalls, and two of Suzhou's exquisite gardens. The film -- from the classic three-part "Cities in China Series"--Explores the process of silk cultivation, long a Suzhou specialty, and shows the preparation of a regional meal in a simple home kitchen. Two elegant young women sing in a garden, evoking the celebrated days of the literati gathering. An expressive storyteller recounts a traditional epic, enhancing his tale with the sound effect of drum rolls and charging horses. The film concludes with visits to two of Suzhou's famed gardens: the Net Master's Garden and the Garden of the Humble Politician. Whether sensed in these fabled gardens, or evoked in the banter of elderly gentlemen taking tea together, a persistent devotion to basic moral values in shown to be intrinsic to Suzhou life
The Romance of the jade bracelet and other Chinese operas( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century. While celebrating their contributions to American filmmaking a haunting and telling undercurrent of racism and stereotypes weaves its way in, suggestive of the difficulties that Chinese men and women found working in Hollywood--particularly in the early years. As a historical footnote, Dong also makes film history by rediscovering and editing in footage from what is alleged to be the first Asian-American film ever made: the 1916 "The Curse of Quon Gwon," directed by Marion Wong
The reunion : Chinese opera( )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wu jia po. The reunion; an excerpt from a Peking opera: Lady Precious Stream( Recording )

in Chinese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ping ju, Chinese opera from Hebei (= Hopeh) Province
Yi ma de hou xian dai sheng huo = The postmodern life of my aunt by Anhua Xu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old boy Kuankuan visits his aunt who is living alone after her retirement in Shanghai. Through his eyes his aunt appears stingy, out-of-date, loud, and ridiculous. But after a series of adventures together, they have reached some understanding before he leaves for home. A year later Kuankuan visits her again in her new home, much changed and very resigned. Shanghai seems to have been a mirage, or a happy dream
Apart together( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een man die in 1949 met de terugtrekkende troepen van de nationalisten op Taiwan terecht kwam, krijgt vijftig jaar later eindelijk de kans zijn toenmalige geliefde en haar familie in Sjanghai te bezoeken
Monkey king looks west by Christine Choy( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video contrasts the rich heritage of Chinese opera with the day-to-day realities of its emigre performers in New York's Chinatown
Shi si nü ying hao( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before 'feminism' made it to Hong Kong, women proved themselves more than equal to men in this martial arts classic. Set in ancient China, a matriarchal clan proves as adept with sword, fist, and gravity-defying leaps as anything conjured up by the Crouching Tiger ladies thirty years later
Blindness by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind woman lives with her son and his wife, a woman she is at odds with. The family's deepest, darkest secrets are revealed when the wife is held hostage by an old family friend who accuses the blind woman's dead husband of killing his father
Invisible target by Musheng Chen( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Chinese and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three police officers are thrown together due to their backgrounds to bring down a gang of seven criminals
A Toisan trilogy : stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sewing woman: This program tells the story of one woman's determination to leave war-torn China for a new life in America. The film is based on a collection of oral histories and the life of Zem Ping Dong, an immigrant who worked in America's garment factories for over 30 years
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Alternative Names
Lisa Lu actrice américaine

Lisa Lu actriz estadounidense

Lisa Lu American actress

Lisa Lu attrice cinese

Lisa Lu Chinees actrice

Lisa Lu kinesisk skådespelare

Lisa Lu US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Lo Yin 1927-....

Lo Yvonne 1927-....

Lu Yan 1927-....

Lu Yan Lisa 1927-....

Lu, Yen Chun, 1927-

Yen Lu Lisa 1927-....

Лиза Лу американская актриса

لیسا لو

لیسا لو بازیگر چینی




盧燕 1927-