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Fiction

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Ties that Bind, Ties that Break - Lensey Namioka

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Bound - Donna Jo Napoli

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The Diary of Ma Yan: The Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl - Ma Yan and Pierre Haski

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Dim Sum for Everyone - Grace Lin

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One Year in Beijing - Xiaohong Wang

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Beyond the Great Mountains: A Visual Poem about China - Ed Young

 

Nonfiction

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China in Pictures - Alison Behnke
Text and illustrations present detailed information on the geography, history and government, economy, people, cultural life and society of traditional and modern China.

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China's Long March: 6,000 Miles of Danger - Jean Fritz; Yang Zhr Cheng (Illustrator)
Describes the events of the 6,000 mile march undertaken by Mao Zedong and his Communist followers as they retreated before the forces of Chiang Kai-shek.

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China: The Culture - Bobbie Kalman

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China: The Land - Bobbie Kalman

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China: The People - Bobbie Kalman

 

Families of China

Follows a day in the lives of two young children and their families in China. Half hour video for K-4 students.

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Films

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China Revealed
This is the story of the most complex country on Earth, of the dreams and challenges driving its people to look forward-- while cherishing the past. Can this ancient civilization survive its breakneck journey into the future? And at what price?

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Chinese American Heritage
Introduction to the vast land and culture of China as well as the immigration of Chinese Americans and the traditions they observe today.

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Journey to the West: Legends of the Monkey King

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One Day in Ping Wei
Filmed entirely on location in Ping Wei, a small village on the banks of the Huai He River within the city limits of Huainan, this documentary follows a 10-year-old girl named Liu Yen Twin.

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New Year in Ping Wei
Celebrate Chinese New Year in a rural Chinese village with Liu Yen Twin and her family.

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Return to Ping Wei
Viewers are taken back to Ping Wei village during the spring harvest. Liu Yen Twin is a teenager now and school is taking on a whole new importance.

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Land of the Dragon: A Documentary of China
Travel through China with Liu Hui Ping, learning as you go about history, culture, customs and language.

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