The Resource A Toisan trilogy : stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection, (videorecording)

A Toisan trilogy : stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection, (videorecording)

Label
A Toisan trilogy : stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection
Title
A Toisan trilogy
Title remainder
stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection
Title variation
  • Stories from Chinese America
  • Arthur Dong collection
Title variation remainder
the Arthur Dong collection
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Screenwriter
Voice actor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The first major wave of Chinese came to America primarily from southern China, with a heavy concentration from the Toisan (Taishan) region of Guangdong Province. "A Toisan Trilogy" features three award-winning short films directed by Arthur Dong that draw upon this early period of Chinese migration to America: Sewing woman is based on the filmmaker's mother, Zem Ping Dong. This beloved classic reveals one woman's determination to survive: from an arranged marriage in Toisan to working class comforts in modern America (Oscar nominee, Best Short Documentary) Living music for golden mountains is a touching portrait of Dong's Chinese music teacher, Leo Lew, an immigrant living in San Francisco Chinatown who toiled as a laundry worker but kept spiritually alive through his love of music. Lotus: Shot on location in Hong Kong, this fictionalized story set in the Kay Lok Village of Toisan follows Lotus, a woman with bound feet in 1914 China who must decide whether to bind her daughter's feet
Member of
Cataloging source
WAU
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
  • Sewing woman (Motion picture)
  • Living music for golden mountains (Motion picture)
  • Lotus (Motion picture)
Credits note
Sewing woman: composer/musician, Bill Douglass. Living music for golden mountains: cinematographer, Elizabeth J. Meyer. Lotus: director of photography, David Makin ; music, Lucia Hwong
Language note
  • Sewing woman: Original English version has some Chinese with English subtitles. Includes Chinese-subtitled version (Original English version with Chinese subtitles)
  • Living music for golden mountains: In Chinese with English subtitles and English with Chinese subtitles
  • Lotus: In English
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PerformerNote
  • Sewing woman: Sewing woman, Zem Ping Dong ; interviewer, Judy Yung ; sewing woman's voice (English), Lisa Lu (narrator) ; sewing woman's voice (Chinese), Mary Jane Lee. Living music for golden mountains: Leo Lew
  • Lotus: Lucia Hwong, Lisa Lu, Patty Toy, April Hong, Fredric Mao
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dong, Arthur E.
  • Dong, Lorraine
  • Meyer, Elizabeth J.
  • Soladay, Rebecca
  • Dong, Zem Ping
  • Lu, Lisa
  • Lew, Leo
  • Hwong, Lucia
  • Toy, Patty
  • Hong, April
Runtime
70
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dong, Zem Ping
  • Lew, Leo
  • Clothing workers
  • Women employees
  • Chinese
  • Women textile workers
  • Musicians
  • Chinese Americans
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Folk music
  • Folk music
  • Chinese Americans
  • Women
  • Women
  • Footbinding
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Taishan Xian (Guangdong Sheng, China)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
A Toisan trilogy : stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Collective title from disc label
  • Bonus features include: Chinese subtitled version of "Lotus"; new director's cut of "Living music for golden mountains", re-edited and re-subtitled in 2010 by Arthur Dong for this anthology; photo galleries of bound feet shoes, historical photos of women with bound feet, and production stills
  • Originally produced as short films, 1981-1987
Bar code
  • 31223133009374
  • 31223133009382
  • 31223133009358
  • 31223133009333
  • 31223133009341
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sewing woman / a film by Arthur Dong ; writen by Lorraine Dong ; photographed, edited, produced and directed by Arthur Dong (1982, 14 min.) -- Living music for golden mountains / screen adaptation, Arthur E. Dong, Elizabeth J. Meyer ; director, Arthur E. Dong ; producers, Arthur E. Dong, Elizabeth J. Meyer (original version, 1981, 27 min.; director's cut: 2010, 18 min.) -- Lotus / directed and edited by Arthur Dong ; produced by Arthur Dong and Rebecca Soladay ; screenplay by Rebecca Soladay (1987, 27 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Home use edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 70 min.)
Materials applied
stamping
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
793573718617
Other physical details
sound, black & white and color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)954239501
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; full-screen and letterboxed widescreen
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A Toisan trilogy : stories from Chinese America : the Arthur Dong collection, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Collective title from disc label
  • Bonus features include: Chinese subtitled version of "Lotus"; new director's cut of "Living music for golden mountains", re-edited and re-subtitled in 2010 by Arthur Dong for this anthology; photo galleries of bound feet shoes, historical photos of women with bound feet, and production stills
  • Originally produced as short films, 1981-1987
Bar code
  • 31223133009374
  • 31223133009382
  • 31223133009358
  • 31223133009333
  • 31223133009341
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sewing woman / a film by Arthur Dong ; writen by Lorraine Dong ; photographed, edited, produced and directed by Arthur Dong (1982, 14 min.) -- Living music for golden mountains / screen adaptation, Arthur E. Dong, Elizabeth J. Meyer ; director, Arthur E. Dong ; producers, Arthur E. Dong, Elizabeth J. Meyer (original version, 1981, 27 min.; director's cut: 2010, 18 min.) -- Lotus / directed and edited by Arthur Dong ; produced by Arthur Dong and Rebecca Soladay ; screenplay by Rebecca Soladay (1987, 27 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Home use edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 70 min.)
Materials applied
stamping
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
793573718617
Other physical details
sound, black & white and color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)954239501
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; full-screen and letterboxed widescreen
Video recording format
DVD

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