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Yu, Li-Shin

Overview
Works: 27 works in 40 publications in 2 languages and 3,565 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Biographical television programs  Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Internet videos 
Roles: Film editor, Director
Classifications: N6537.W28, 770.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Li-Shin Yu
Death and the Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War
The pilgrims( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorated each year at Thanksgiving, no chapter in American history has been more clouded in myth, legend and venerable cliche than the story of the Pilgrims
Ansel Adams : a documentary film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist-for whom life and art, photography and wilderness, creativity and communication, love and expression, were inextricably connected."--Container
Into the deep : America, whaling & the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War
The Chinese Exclusion Act( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years
VA : the human cost of war by Steeplechase Films( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film takes a broad look at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, examining the organization's history, leadership, structure, funding and relationship to veterans. The film chronicles, in depth and often in wrenching detail, the workings of this crucial but at times beleaguered American institution
New York. a documentary film( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of New York from 1946 to 2003
Between two worlds( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1880s, abetted by the Chinese Exclusion Act, a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment swept across America. This program examines the exclusion years through the stories of Chinese Americans and their families who were kept apart by both ancient custom and U.S. law. These immigrants were trapped between countries, at home neither in the U.S. nor in China. The law of the land, which separated these families, also provided relief as Chinese Americans turned to the courts for justice."--Container
We shall remain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Episode Two tells the story of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa, known as the Prophet. In the years following the American Revolution, the Prophet led a spiritual revival movement that drew thousands of followers from tribes across the Midwest. His brother forged a pan-Indian political and military alliance from that movement, coming closer than anyone since to creating an independent Indian state."--Container
Def by temptation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joel, a divinity student, finds himself in conflict with his calling. Needing to get away from his overprotective grandmother and southern hometown, he heads for New York City to visit his childhood friend "K". Once in New York, he meets the "Temptress"--A seductive succubus who lures men to bed and kills them. "K" and Dougy, an undercover cop who has been tracking the woman for months, try to destroy the Temptress. But they both eventually fall prey to her curse leaving Joel alone to face destiny
Andy Warhol. a documentary film( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art is explored from the 1940's until his death in 1987
New York : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The eighth episode of the award-winning series New York: A Documentary Film chronicles the rise and fall of the World Trade Center, whose epic fifty-year history sheds new light on every theme and issue in the city's long march to the center of the world. Propelled forward in the 1960s by the immense power of David and Nelson Rockefeller and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the world's two tallest buildings would rise despite political controversy, daunting engineering challenges, withering critical scorn and the threat of financial disaster. In the end, a spectacular 45-minute escapade by a high-wire artist named Philippe Petit and New York's astonishing renaissance would transform the towers into a worldwide icon--the ultimate symbol of an economic system that had come to dominate much of the planet. The episode comes to a climax with the harrowing events of September 11, 2001--and the extraordinary response of the city's people to the worst crisis in their history."--Container
New York : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sixth episode chronicles the dramatic and increasingly fateful events following the crash of 1929--as the greatest depression in American history plunged the city and nation into economic gloom. In little more than ten years, immense new forces were unleashed in New York, as two of the most remarkable New Yorkers of all time came to the fore--Fiorello La Guardia and Robert Moses--attempting to create in the darkest of times a bold new city of the future. Charting the demise of Mayor Jimmy Walker and the ascendancy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal, this pivotal episode traces the fate of Harlem during the depression; the complex impact of the automobile on the city; and the immense public works projects that permanently altered the landscape of New York--from the Triborough Bridge and La Guardia Airport to the 1939 World's Fair--an eerily prophetic blueprint for a 'World of Tomorrow, ' radically unlike the city that was its home."--Container
Andy Warhol : a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art is explored from the 1940's until his death in 1987
Nantucket( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film chronicles the vibrancy of Nantucket's history--from its Native American origins as a Wampanoag outpost through the English settlement and early Quaker culture to its international significance as the whaling capital of the world and eventual transformation to summer resort and art colony."--Container
New York : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly a century-and-a-half of capitalist growth and astonishing demographic and physical transformation comes to an extraordinary climax during the roaring twenties, as New York finishes assembling the components of a mass consumer society, and becomes the cultural capital of the world. Themes of democracy and capitalism are brought to a moving zenith during the period, as New York's hybrid cultural style mixes high culture and low, black culture and white, in a new and distinctively American form, that is manufactured in New York and distributed to the rest of the world. As new media and new 'clean' industries like radio, magazine publishing, advertising and public relations make their home in a new area of town--midtown--New York embarks on its most frenzied bout of speculative capitalism yet. The film concludes with the skyscraper war, the stock market rise, the Crash, and--in the deafening silence that followed--the building of the Empire State Building, the greatest icon on the New York skyline."--Container
New York : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dramatic and lyrical first episode chronicles the rise of New York from its settlement by the Dutch in the early 17th century through the explosion of commercial growth sparked by the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Beginning with a consideration of themes to be explored throughout the entire series, the episode goes on to treat five crucial chapters in New York's fascinating early history: the defining role the Dutch played in establishing the city's character, the impact of the British empire and the horrors of slavery, New York's strange and fateful role in the American Revolution, its brief tenure as the nation's capital, and the extraordinary burst of entrepreneurial energy that in the early 19th century launched it on its course to becoming the greatest city on earth."--Container
The Chinese Exclusion Act : festival cut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"CAAM is one of the co-producers of and is leading the educational outreach for the new PBS documentary film THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT by award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu of Steeplechase Films. This film sheds a light on the important connections between the Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture. By examining the socio-economic and geo-political forces that led to the Act, the film will uncover its unmistakable and wide-ranging consequences on national attitudes towards race, culture, politics, and society. At its core, this is a film about American identity, tracing the arc of what has defined being American from the time the United States was a fledgling republic through its astronomical rise as a world superpower."--CAAM website
The story of Qiu Ju = Qiuju da guan si by Yuanbin Chen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociaal drama van Zhang Yimou waarin een vrouw de eer van haar man verdedigt tegenover een stroom van bemoeizuchtige instanties en personen
Ansel Adams : a documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the day that 14-year-old Ansel Adams first saw the transcendent beauty of the Yosemite Valley, his life was, in his words, "colored and modulated by the great earth-gesture of the Sierra." Few American photographers have reached a wider audience than Adams, and none has had more impact on how Americans grasp the majesty of their continent. Ansel Adams, from the PBS American Experience collection, is a moving portrait of the most eloquent and quintessentially American photographers of our time. At the heart of the film are the great themes that absorbed Adams throughout his career: the beauty and fragility of "the American earth," the inseparable bond of man and nature, and the moral obligation the present owes to the future
 
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