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Once Upon a Time in China

Author : Jeff Yang
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Looks at the cinematic art of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan discussing the creativity of Chinese film, and exploring the intertwined traditions of the three regions and their influence on movies.

Once Upon a China

Author : Taylor & Francis Group
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Once Upon a China

Author : CJ Lim
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Once Upon a China is an unconventional architectural story of great beauty, empathy, honour and sadness. The chapters are ingenious reimaginations of ‘Dream of the Red Mansion’, ‘Journey to the West ’, ‘The Water Margin’, and ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms’, and are conceived as specific themes of Chinese identity: domesticity, consumerism, democracy and adaptability. These four seminal pre-modern fictions contain diverse voices and philosophical perspectives on history as well as satires that have defined past developments of Chinese societies, politics and the built environment. Comics is an unorthodox but extraordinary medium for architectural speculations. The eccentric characteristics of comic-inspired drawings in this book enrich the processes of conception and conceptualisation of design – their fragmented yet sequential nature proves versatile in the imagination of spatial experiences, enabling the complex stories of place, brief and building to materialise. At the same time, the politicisation of architecture through comics engenders a sense of optimism to reappraise Chinese design futures and critical thinking beyond the exuberance of non-contextual Western capitalist models.

Once Upon a China

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Once Upon a Time in China Series Bundle

Author : Jillian Lin
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China has a very long history that includes many fascinating stories, but often they are too complex for young children to read. Jillian Lin has rewritten the most well-known tales in a simple, engaging manner, for children from age five to enjoy. While some stories sound almost like fairytales, they are all based on true historical facts, brought to life with beautiful illustrations. Each book in the series contains the life story of a famous figure in Chinese history, a list of interesting facts, a quiz, and a map. The bundle consists of the following 8 books:- The Emperor Who Built The Great Wall- The King Without A Throne- The Miracle Doctor- The Mountain Man Of Music- The Girl Who Became Emperor- The Dreamer Of Stars- The Greatest Explorer In The World- The Pirate King

Once Upon a Time in China and America

Author : Sammo Hung
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Once Upon A Time In China

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Once Upon a Time in the East

Author : Xiaolu Guo
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*Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize* *Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born in 1973, her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. Once Upon a Time in the Easttakes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China- censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home. 'This generation's Wild Swans' Daily Telegraph

Once Upon a Time

Author : Judy Freeman
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Offers activities, strategies, and creative ideas for using nonsense rhymes, songs, chants, and folk literature to promote thinking, reading, and listening skills in young learners.

Once Upon a Time in America

Author : Thompson K. George
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'Thompson' K. George, author of ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA, shares with the world an intriguing and yet very heart-wrenching eye-witness account of events that was and still being inflicted on mankind by public figures in the 21st century in America....some of which remains best kept secrets to most American public and the rest of the world at large...chronicling the destructive policies that trails the dark past of the Bush-Cheney's era. An uncut revelation of the true state of things in America today with immigrants and citizens alike and the lowdown dirty innerworkings of the conservative right-wing ideologues in Washington. 'Once Upon A Time In America' tells it all. It portrays everyone's story and a message for all. A pure and timeless masterpiece of history of the 21st century. The author lives in Philadelphia and currently working on an upcoming documentary based on this masterpiece.

Once Upon a Time in China

Author : Leon Hunt
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Once Upon a Full Moon

Author : Elizabeth Quan
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Elizabeth Quan’s father had made a success in the New World, but he longed for his home in China. So in the early 1920’s, he and his family set out on an arduous trip to the far side of the world. By train, ship, ferry, cart, and on foot, Elizabeth, her parents, and her brothers and sisters set off from Toronto to a village in China to visit the grandmother they have never met. From the mountain of luggage to the whales breaching in the Pacific and geishas on wooden sandals on the cobbled streets of Yokohama, Elizabeth Quan describes sights that would captivate any child. But hers is also a journey of personal discovery. Did she fit in in Canada, where her straight dark hair and even the foods she ate set her apart? Would she fit in in China where she was just as different to the people she met? In the course of her family’s travels she learns that home is a state of mind and that the moon can find us, no matter where we are.The rhythms of travel and the longing for connection are conveyed in lyrical text and lovely watercolors in a truly memorable book.

At Full Speed

Author : Ching-Mei Esther Yau
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Breathtaking swordplay and nostalgic love, Peking opera and Chow Yun-fat's cult followers -- these are some of the elements of the vivid and diverse urban imagination that find form and expression in the thriving Hong Kong cinema. All receive their due in At Full Speed, a volume that captures the remarkable range and energy of a cinema that borrows, invents, and reinvents across the boundaries of time, culture, and conventions. At Full Speed gathers film scholars and critics from around the globe to convey the transnational, multilayered character that Hong Kong films acquire and impart as they circulate worldwide. These writers scrutinize the films they find captivating: from the lesser known works of Law Man and Yuen Woo Ping to such film festival notables as Stanley Kwan and Wong Kar-wai, and from the commercial action, romance, and comedy genres of Jackie Chan, Peter Chan, Steven Chiau, Tsui Hark, John Woo, and Derek Yee to the attempted departures of Evans Chan, Ann Hui, and Clara Law. In this cinema the contributors identify an aesthetics of action, gender-flexible melodramatic excesses, objects of nostalgia, and globally projected local history and identities, as well as an active critical film community. Their work, the most incisive account ever given of one of the world's largest film industries, brings the pleasures and idiosyncrasies of Hong Kong cinema into clear close-up focus even as it enlarges on the relationships between art and the market, cultural theory and the movies.

Once Upon a Time in China 2

Author : Axel V. Beeken
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Once Upon a Time in China

Author : Kenneth Lu
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It is a book about two teenagers' adventure in the Dynasty of Ming

Once Upon a Future Time

Author : Jan Nattier
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An in-depth study of Buddhist theories of the decline and disappearance of their own religion. Nattier's work challenges previous assumptions on this topic and focuses on the critical study of the "Kausambi Story, " a Buddhist prophecy of decline, in its Tibetan, Central Asian, and Chinese variants.

Once Upon A Tender Time

Author : Carl Muller
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Once Upon a Tender Time, a poignant tale of childhood, is the concluding part of Carl Muller's Burgher trilogy. The Burghers of Sri Lanka, hardy and fun-loving, produce children by the dozen-but often forget them. Carloboy Prins von Bloss and his companions are usually considered a pain in the neck by the adults they encounter as they go about the serious business of discovering the world and, primarily, the facts of life. Romps in the backyard, trysts in deserted houses and long bicycle rides to discover true love are commonplace. Also frequent are thrashings and canings as adults try to do.

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai

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China is poised to become the world's largest film market, fed by an expansive state-supported movie and television industry. These photographs document the many larger-than-life outdoor film sets and the tourist industry that has developed around them.

The Cinema of Tsui Hark

Author : Lisa Morton
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Tsui Hark, one of China's most famous film artists, is little known outside of Asia even though he has directed, produced, written, or acted in dozens of film, some of which are considered to be classics of modern Asian cinema. This work begins with a biography of the man and a look at his place in Hong Kong and world cinema, his influences, and his thematic obsessions. Each major film of his career is then reviewed, production details are provided, and comments from Tsui Hark himself are given.

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Author : Lisa Odham Stokes
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Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.