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Wang, Wayne 1949-

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Most widely held works by Wayne Wang
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

81 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,834 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 Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

43 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,810 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 )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,865 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 separate lives sets in
Last holiday by Queen Latifah( Visual )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,630 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 )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries after two inseparable friends in China exchange messages through a secret language inside the folds of a fan, their descendents discover the fan and the history of their own friendship
Anywhere but here by Wayne Wang( Visual )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 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
Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

108 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 743 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
Chan is missing by Wayne Wang( Visual )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 669 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 540 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 )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 420 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 )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 398 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 by Wayne Wang( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 398 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 Jean-Claude Carrière( Visual )

53 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 368 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
Blue in the face by Wayne Wang( Visual )

73 editions published between 1885 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 321 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
Slaying the dragon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. motion pictures as well as other filmic media, with "Reloaded" updating the original documentary by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping. From the racist use of white actors to portray Asians in early Hollywood films - through the success of Anna May Wong's sinister dragon lady, to seductive Suzie Wong and the subservient '50's geisha girls, to the Asian American anchorwoman of today - these fascinating films show how images of exoticism and docility socially and psychologically impact Asian American women. "Reloaded" continues with looks at the past 25 years of representation of Asian and Asian American women in U.S. visual media - from blockbuster films and network television, to Asian American cinema and YouTube - to explore what's changed, what's been recycled, and what we can hope for in the future
Hollywood Chinese : the Chinese in American feature films( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century
When East meets East by Kalli Paakspuu( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an aspiring Chinese actress goes to an audition and is told, "You are trying to be what you are not. You should be more Chinese," she is understandably 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 film figures, including Wayne Wang, director of Dim Sum and The Joy Luck Club; Janet Yang, producer of The Joy Luck Club; William Ging Wee Dere; and other filmmakers, actors, and actresses
The center of the world( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 100 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 )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 93 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
Soul of a banquet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) takes us into the world of Cecilia Chiang, the woman who introduced America to authentic Chinese food. Chiang opened her internationally renowned restaurant The Mandarin in 1961 in San Francisco and went on to change the course of cuisine in America. The film is equal parts a delectable showcase of gastronomy and a touching portrait of Chiang's journey from a childhood in Beijing before the Cultural Revolution to accidental restaurateur on the west coast of the United States. SOUL OF A BANQUET features interviews with Alice Waters, Ruth Reichl, and Cecilia Chiang herself
 
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Wang, Wayne

Wang, Ying

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Wayne Wang

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Wayne Wang Amerikaans filmregisseur

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