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Chen, Joan 1961-

Works: 223 works in 1,096 publications in 12 languages and 17,621 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Film editor, Author, Other, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joan Chen
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

212 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the throne to become China's last emperor
The bonesetter's daughter by Amy Tan( Recording )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel depicting the power of broken dreams and past memories as well as the healing power of love.--
Mao's last dancer by Cunxin Li( Visual )

29 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member 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
Se, jie Lust, caution by Ang Lee( Visual )

56 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,114 WorldCat member 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 by Allison Burnett( Visual )

51 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member 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
Twin Peaks by David Lynch( Visual )

79 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member 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
What's Cooking? by Ann Cook( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member 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 by Alice Wu( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member 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
1911 by Li Zhang( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years
Er shi si cheng ji 24 city by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film on the state-owned Factory 420, also called as the Chengdu Engine Group, which was founded in 1958 to produce aviation engines. Now abandoned, the fatory 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
Dredd by Pete Travis( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member 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!
On deadly ground by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 427 WorldCat member 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
Tian yu by Joan Chen( Visual )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998 Chinese film directed by Joan Chen. This film is based on the historical fact that between 1967 and 1976, almost 8 million Chinese youths were `sent-down' to isolated regions of China during the Cultural Revolution to learn the skills and ideology of Mao's China. Many never returned home and this film imagines the fate of one girl sent to a training compound on the plains of Tibet. The story of Xiu Xiu begins as melancholy memory and changes into a tale of political betrayal of weight and gravity. Offair, SBS, 17/11/00, (95 min.)
Dim sum : a little bit of heart by Wayne Wang( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese immigrant widow faces the New Year with apprehension after it is predicted that it would be the year she dies. Her list of things to do, which includes seeing her daughter get married and visiting China one last time, soon comes into focus
Xiàng rì kúi Sunflower by Yang Zhang( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member 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
Marco Polo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, the series is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in thirteenth century China
Tai-Pan by James Clavell( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the early China trade when epic adventurers carved dynasties out of barren rock and the opium trade pitted father against son, and friends against one another. For trader Dirk Struan, the silver and opium exchange is almost impossible to resist, but everything comes to a head when he is forced to choose between the ones he loves and profit beyond his imagination
White frog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of an extraordinary teenager on a journey to the universal power of family, friendship and love. After the death of his popular brother Chaz, Nick who suffers from Aspergers syndrome, struggles to carry on. Nick's parents have their own problems coping with the loss, but Chaz's best friend Randy takes Nick under his wing. As Chaz's family comes to understand his secret life, they will be forced to reconcile the boy they thought they knew with the man he really was
In a class of his own( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member 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
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The bonesetter's daughterTwin PeaksWhat's Cooking?Saving faceDreddOn deadly groundDim sum : a little bit of heart