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Wang, Wayne 1949-

Works: 198 works in 691 publications in 9 languages and 15,787 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Comedy films  History  Catalogs  Interviews  Fiction  Romance films  Animal films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Scenarist, Conceptor, 541
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Wayne Wang
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,886 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
Because of Winn-Dixie ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer
Maid in Manhattan by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggling single mom takes a job as a chambermaid at a luxury hotel in New York. she meets and falls in love with a sauve and sophisticated heir to an American political dynasty, who mistakes her for a society woman. When her real identity is revealed, the reality about their seperate lives sets in
Last holiday ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Georgia Byrd is a department store employee who leads a life of frustrated desires. She particularly likes the bashful salesman from the outdoor furnishings department. But when she learns she only has a few weeks left to live, Georgia gathers her money, quits her job, and flies to the swank European resort she's always dreamed of visiting. Naturally, her new carelessness with money and fearless candor lead everyone around her, including a senator and her former boss, to think she's a real mover and shaker
Snow flower and the secret fan ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the best selling novel Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See the film tells the story of seven-year-old girls Snow flower and Lily, in the 19th century China, who had their feet bound at the same age and on the same day, which sealed their fates together as laotongs - bound together for eternity. Isolated in their marriages, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessy evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
Smoke by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
98 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episodic story, divided into five chapters, each bearing the name of a character; main characters appear in most chapters. Most of the characters are connected by the fact that they hang out or work at the Brooklyn Cigar Store, where they tell stories and smoke a lot. Chapters explore the interpersonal relationships between this large and diverse group of characters
Anywhere but here ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Adele is a flashy, flirtatious dreamer. Her daughter Ann is a quiet, no-nonsense realist. On the surface, they're like oil and water, but deep down, they are two of a kind."--Container
Chan is missing ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest to figure out what happened to Chan and their missing cash leads them on a journey that illuminates the pitfalls of Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society." -- Container
These amazing shadows ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and the American experience itself
Dim sum a little bit of heart by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A charming, delightful comedy about a Chinese-American family in contemporary San Francisco trying to maintain a link to their cultural heritage while confronted with the changing world around them
Eat a bowl of tea by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New York's Chinatown of the late 1940's, young Ben Loy, fresh out of the service, has his whole life spread out before him - including a job, an apartment and a marriage arranged by his father
A thousand years of good prayers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Chinese man who travels to America to see his divorced daughter remarry cannot complete his journey when he realizes a generational and geographical divide has developed between them
Chinese box by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British journalist in Hong Kong during the changeover from Great Britain's rule to China's is diagnosed with terminal cancer. With a prognosis of six months to live, he struggles to claim the love of the beautiful bartender from his past, a would-be socialite with marriage sights set elsewhere. Meanwhile, he takes to the streets with a free-spirited scam artist and a camcorder to record the end of his Hong Kong--the end of British Hong Kong
Blue in the face by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
58 editions published between 1885 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the greedy owner of a neighborhood cigar shop threatens to turn the shop into a trendy vegetarian restaurant, the people in the neighborhood prove they'll do just about anything to save their favorite hangout
When East meets East ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an aspiring Chinese actress is told in an audition "You should be more Chinese," she is confused. What exactly does it mean to be "more Chinese" for people of Asian descent who have relocated to or were born in North America? This genre-breaking documentary explores the issues of ethnic and cultural identity through interviews with some of today's most prominent Asian and Chinese American filmmakers, actors and actresses in the United States, Canada, Taiwan and China
The center of the world ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What should have been a simple cash-for-sex arrangement sends a young computer-genius and a beautiful stripper on an emotionally shattering journey into each of their own deepest erotic fantasies. It's provocative and sensual, captured in a raw and voyeoristic image
The princess of Nebraska by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An 18-year-old Chinese college student, unable to obtain a second-trimester abortion in Nebraska, travels to San Francisco for one, and there she confronts her lover's male lover and weighs her difficult decision
Hollywood Chinese the Chinese in American feature films ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century
Chan is missing : a film by Wayne Wang ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slam dance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Drood, a struggling cartoonist, finds himself named as the main suspect when a woman that he's been seeing is killed. The cop on the case might believe Drood is innocent, but someone is determined to drag him into it. So Drood gets involved and winds up in something so deep and so dark that he may not live to see the light of day
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Alternative Names
Wang, Wayne
Wang, Ying, 1949-
王颖, 1949-
English (327)
German (36)
French (26)
Spanish (22)
Chinese (12)
Italian (6)
Multiple languages (2)
Danish (1)
Mandingo (1)