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Chen, Joan 1961-

Works: 357 works in 1,094 publications in 11 languages and 17,571 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  War films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Film editor, Other, Artist, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joan Chen
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

156 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic history of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three became the last of the Emperors of China. Chronicles his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, as the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; and his exploitation by the invading Japanese as the ruler of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. He returned to public life in 1959, just another peasant worker in the People's Republic, and died as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking
The bonesetter's daughter by Amy Tan( Recording )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel depicting the power of broken dreams and past memories as well as the healing power of love
Mao's last dancer by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

26 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked about independent films. It's the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free
Se, jie = Lust, caution by Ang Lee( Visual )

53 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of a transforming country, a young woman finds herself swept up in a radical plot to assassinate a ruthless and secretive intelligence agent. As she immerses herself in her role as a cosmopolitan seductress, she becomes entangled in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue, love and betrayal
Autumn in New York by Allison Burnett( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 48 years-old, Manhattan restauranteur Will Keane adores women, but has never thought seriously about marriage or commitment until he meets Charlotte Fielding. As their relationship blossoms, they both realize that this love will last a lifetime, but for Charlotte a lifetime may be much shorter than either of them is prepared to accept
Heaven & earth by Oliver Stone( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a man who fought, a woman who endured, and a love caught up in the war in Vietnam. The story starts in the 1950s with the destruction of the village in which Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese woman, lives. Later she meets an American soldier who takes her to live in the United States
What's Cooking?( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when families come together for thanksgiving? Almost anything! A tale of four very different families, as they cook up some tasty holiday surprises: love betrayal and even a few outrageous secrets! And, ultimately, discover the astonishing power love has to reconnect us all"--Container
Saving Face by Alice Wu( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother's secrets with her own
Er shi si cheng ji = 24 city by Zhangke Jia( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film on the state-owned Factory 420, also called as the Chengdu Engine Group, which was founded in 1958 to produce aviation engines. Now abandoned, the factory is sold for millions to real estate developers to be transformed into a complex of luxury apartment blocks called 24 City. The film revolves around eight dramatic interviews that present three generations with ties to the factory: the first factory workers, more recent employees, and the children of former laborers. Woven into this oral history are three fictional monologues delivered by actors
Judge Dredd by Danny Cannon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when all-powerful and coldly efficient "Judges" act with the supreme authority of both the police force and legal system, Judge Dredd is the most feared law enforcer of them all. But when a former judge hatches a sinister plot to overthrow the government and eliminate the Judges, Dredd is framed for murder!
On deadly ground by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To protect the Alaskan wilderness and its people an oil-rig roughneck and a Native Alaskan environmental activist battle a renegade oil company
1911( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical action war drama based on the founding of the Republic of China, when nationalist forces led by Sun Yat-sen overthrew the last ruling Qing Dynasty, which held unquestioned power and rule for 250 years. From the walls of the Forbidden City to the battlefields of China, no expense was spared in the production and no detail ignored in its quest for historical accuracy. 1911 is a true epic to be enjoyed for generations
Marco Polo( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world replete with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry, the series is based on the famed explorer's adventures in Kublai Khan's court in thirteenth century China
Twin Peaks( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul"--Douglas Baptie, Internet Movie Database
Xiàng rì kúi = Sunflower by Yang Zhang( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of an urban Chinese family, and the battle of wills between father and son to do what's right or to do what the heart wants
Dim sum : a little bit of heart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chinese immigrant widow faces the New Year with apprehension after it is predicted that it would be the year she dies. Her list of things to do, which includes seeing her daughter get married and visiting China one last time, soon comes into focus
Tian yu by Geling Yan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1998 Chinese film directed by Joan Chen. This film is based on the historical fact that between 1967 and 1976, almost 8 million Chinese youths were `sent-down' to isolated regions of China during the Cultural Revolution to learn the skills and ideology of Mao's China. Many never returned home and this film imagines the fate of one girl sent to a training compound on the plains of Tibet. The story of Xiu Xiu begins as melancholy memory and changes into a tale of political betrayal of weight and gravity. Offair, SBS, 17/11/00, (95 min.)
Twin Peaks : fire walk with me by David Lynch( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special home video version of the series that contains footage not shown on network TV. This mystery questions the identity of Laura Palmer's murderer
Tai-Pan by James Clavell( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the early China trade when epic adventurers carved dynasties out of barren rock and the opium trade pitted father against son, and friends against one another. For trader Dirk Struan, the silver and opium exchange is almost impossible to resist, but everything comes to a head when he is forced to choose between the ones he loves and profit beyond his imagination
White frog( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of an extraordinary teenager on a journey to the universal power of family, friendship and love. After the death of his popular brother Chaz, Nick who suffers from Aspergers syndrome, struggles to carry on. Nick's parents have their own problems coping with the loss, but Chaz's best friend Randy takes Nick under his wing. As Chaz's family comes to understand his secret life, they will be forced to reconcile the boy they thought they knew with the man he really was
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Chen Chong, Joan 1961-

Chʻen, Chʻung 1961-

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Chong Chen.

Chong, Chen 1961-

Joan Chen actrice américaine

Joan Chen aktorka amerykańska pochodzenia chińskiego

Joan Chen Amerikaans actrice en regisseur

Joan Chen attrice cinese

Joan Chen čínská herečka

Joan Chen US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Τζόαν Τσεν

Джоан Чэнь

Чэнь, Джоан

ג'ואן צ'אן שחקנית אמריקאית

جوان تشن

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The bonesetter's daughterWhat's Cooking?Saving FaceJudge DreddOn deadly groundDim sum : a little bit of heartTwin Peaks : fire walk with me