Chen, Joan 1961-
Most widely held works about Joan Chen
Most widely held works by Joan Chen
The last emperor ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 libraries worldwide
The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor.
The bonesetter's daughter by Amy Tan ( Recording )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,360 libraries worldwide
Set in contemporary San Francisco and in a Chinese village where Peking Man is being unearthed, The bonesetter's daughter is an excavation of the human spirit : the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes. The story conjures the pain of broken dreams, the power of myths, and the strength of love that enables us to recover in memory what we have lost in grief. Over the course of one fog-shrouded year, between one season of falling stars and the next, mother and daugheter find what they share in their bones through heredity, history, and inexpressible qualities of love.
The Last emperor ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,122 libraries worldwide
The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the throne to become China's last emperor.
Mao's last dancer ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked about independent films. It's the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free.
色, 戒 Lust, caution ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and Mandingo and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Set against the backdrop of Japanese occupied Shanghai in 1942, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal.
Autumn in New York ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 782 libraries worldwide
At 48 years-old, Manhattan restauranteur Will Keane adores women, but has never thought seriously about marriage or commitment until he meets Charlotte Fielding. As their relationship blossoms, they both realize that this love will last a lifetime, but for Charlotte a lifetime may be much shorter than either of them is prepared to accept.
Heaven & earth ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and German and held by 628 libraries worldwide
The true story of a man who fought, a woman who endured, and a love caught up in the war in Vietnam.
What's cooking ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
In Los Angeles' Fairfax district, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents' fears collide. In the Avila family, Isabel's son has invited her estranged husband to their family dinner. Audrey and Ron Williams want to keep their own family's ruptures secret from Ron's visiting mother. In the Seelig household, Herb and Ruth are unwilling to discuss that their grown daughter is living with her lover, Carla.
Saving face ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother's secrets with her own.
Sinbad legend of the seven seas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
Sinbad, a daring and notorious rogue, has spent his life sailing the seven seas asking for trouble. Now he has been framed for stealing a priceless and powerful treasure--the Book of Peace. Sinbad has one chance to find and return the precious book, and battle the Goddess of Chaos or his best friend Proteus will die.
On deadly ground ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
To protect the Alaskan wilderness and its people an oil-rig roughneck and a Native Alaskan environmental activist battle a renegade oil company.
Judge Dredd ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
In a time when all-powerful and coldly efficient "Judges" act with the supreme authority of both the police force and legal system, Judge Dredd is the most feared law enforcer of them all. But when a former judge hatches a sinister plot to overthrow the government and eliminate the Judges, Dredd is framed for murder!
二十四城记 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 311 libraries worldwide
A documentary film on the state-owned Factory 420, also called the Chengdu Engine Group, which was founded in 1958 to produce aviation engines. Now abandoned, the factory is sold for millions to real estate developers to be transformed into a complex of luxury apartment blocks called 24 City. The film revolves around eight dramatic interviews that present three generations with ties to the factory: the first factory workers, more recent employees, and the children of former laborers. Woven into this oral history are three fictional monologues delivered by actors.
Xiu Xiu The sent down girl ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 306 libraries worldwide
A teen-aged girl named Xiu Xiu is sent down to a remote corner of Tibet for manual labor in 1975. A year later, she agrees to go to an even more remote spot with a Tibetan saddle tramp to learn horse herding.
Xiàng rì kúi Sunflower ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 296 libraries worldwide
A look at the life of an urban Chinese family, and the battle of wills between father and son to do what's right or to do what the heart wants.
Twin Peaks. The first season ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
"The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul"--Douglas Baptie, Internet Movie Database.
Twin Peaks ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and German and held by 266 libraries worldwide
A special home video version of the series that contains footage not shown on network TV.
In a class of his own ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
With the help of his friends at the high school where he works, a school custodian studies hard to earn his high school diploma in order to save his job.
Tai-Pan ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Dirk Struan is the savage Scottish leader of the dominant merchant chiefs, or Tai-Pans, who trade the South China Sea. His goals are to make Hong Kong the greatest merchant empire of all, to take his slave for his lady, and to make China his glorious new world.
茉莉花开 Jasmine women ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Chinese and Vietnamese and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"茉莉花开"是一部反映一家三代女性的爱情与婚姻的故事, 发生在三十年代, 五十年代和八十年代, 以独特视角展现了二十世纪中国的历史变迁和女人的命运. 茉, 一个由经营着照相馆的单亲母亲养大的18岁少女, 在遇到孟老板后一生的命运发生了改变, 她成了明星, 同时也怀上了孟老板的小孩, 那是上个世纪30 年代旧上海的事;茉生下孩子不久就被抛弃了, 失去了明星的光彩, 她为这个私生女取名叫莉, 莉一心要离开这个阴冷的家, 嫁给了水泥厂工人邹杰. 莉决定生个小孩, 但她偏偏不能生育, 只能从福利院抱了一个女孩, 取名叫花, 莉对生活仍然极度不满, 甚至怀疑自己的丈夫与养女有染, 丈夫选择了卧轨自杀, 这是上个世纪五六十年代的事;莉精神分裂离家出走了, 花找了个男友小杜, 在结婚后怀孕不久发现小杜有了外遇, 她坚决地提出离婚并把小孩生了下来, 这已是上世纪80年代的事.
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