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Wang, Wayne 1949-

Works: 125 works in 665 publications in 10 languages and 15,830 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Romantic comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Catalogs  Children's films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Restager , Scenarist, Performer, Author of introduction, Film editor, Interviewee, Conceptor, Contributor, 541
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wayne Wang
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

67 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,824 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 by AnnaSophia Robb( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,667 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 Charles Vidor( Visual )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,835 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 suave 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 separate lives sets in
Last holiday by Henry Cass( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,576 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 by Lisa See( Visual )

8 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 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 )

120 editions published between 1885 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,018 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 by Wayne Wang( Visual )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 852 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 )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 606 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 561 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
A thousand years of good prayers by Wayne Wang( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 491 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
Dim sum : a little bit of heart by Wayne Wang( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 490 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 )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of life in New York's Chinatown in the late 1940's
Chinese box by Ying Wang( Visual )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John, a British journalist living in Hong Kong, falls in love with Vivian, a bartender with a jaded past. Vivian is eager to secure her position in Hong Kong society and wants her successful boyfriend Chang to marry her. When Chang proves to be indecisive about their relationship, Vivian turns to John. Giving into their feelings for a brief but passionate affair, they now face inevitable change and unexpected obstacles
When East meets East by Kalli Paakspuu( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 135 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 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
Hollywood Chinese the Chinese in American feature films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 67 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 )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two Chinese American-born cabbies, Jo and Steve, search for Chan Hung, a friend who has disappeared with a $4,000 loan. Combing San Francisco's Chinatown, Jo and Steve encounter a number of unique individuals, all whom have their own theories about who Chan was and what could have happened to him." [box cover note]
Hollywood Chinese the Chinese in American feature films( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 56 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
Slam dance( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Drood, a struggling cartoonist, finds himself named as the main suspect in the murder of a woman he knew. As he attempts to prove his innocence, he is drawn deeper into a tangled web of sex scandals, police corruption, political conspiracy and murder
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Alternative Names
Wang, Wayne

Wang, Ying 1949-

Wayne Wang americký filmový režisér

Wayne Wang Amerikaans filmregisseur

Wayne Wang cinéaste américain

Wayne Wang regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico cinese

Wayne Wang reżyser amerykański

Wayne Wang US-amerikanischer Regisseur chinesischer Herkunft

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وین ونگ فیلمنامه‌نویس، تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

왕, 웨인 1949-



王颖 1949-

Last holidayChan is missingDim sum : a little bit of heartEat a bowl of tea