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Wu, Vivian 1966-

Works: 102 works in 298 publications in 7 languages and 7,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Erotic films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vivian Wu
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Visual )

7 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the best selling novel Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See the film tells the story of seven-year-old girls Snow flower and Lily, in the 19th century China, who had their feet bound at the same age and on the same day, which sealed their fates together as laotongs - bound together for eternity. Isolated in their marriages, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessy evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 621 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
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III turtles in time( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boys follow April through time back to 17th century Japan where they battle the evil Lord Norinaga to reclaim the magic scepter that will bring them back to their sewers of New York
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fille d'un calligraphe célèbre, qui autrefois lui avait souhaité son anniversaire en lui calligraphiant ses voeux sur le visage, reprend le flambeau et écrit des poèmes sur le corps de son amant, Jérôme. Devenu jaloux, Jérôme met en scène un faux suicide qui aboutit à sa mort. La jeune femme pleure la mort de son amant et écrit un poème érotique sur son corps avant de l'enterrer. L'éditeur exhume le corps de Jérôme et fait de sa peau un précieux livre de chevet
Dinner rush( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and German and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At New York's hottest restaurant, things are really heating up. Owner and bookie Louis Cropa lost a friend to a mob hit and now his chef's gambling problem has brought the unwelcome mobsters into their restaurant
A bright shining lie by Terry George( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of LTC John Paul Vann (Paxton) and his work as a military and civilian advisor in Vietnam over a ten year period (1962-72) until his death in an accidental helicopter crash. As a military advisor, Vann attempted to fight corruption in the Vietnamese army, recognizing the need to build trust among the Vietnamese peasantry. When his recommendations were ignored by the U.S. military, he exposed falsified battle reports and other deceptions to a New York Times reporter, effectively ending his military career. As the war escalated, however, Vann returned to Vietnam as a civilian advisor under Nixon's "Vietnamization" program, ending as the defacto commander of Vietnamese forces in the successful defense of the Central Highlands during the 1972 Easter Offensive. The film also examines Vann's character flaws, the chief of these being his adulterous nature and affairs with Vietnamese women which resulted in a forced marriage to a Vietnamese schoolgirl whom he had gotten pregnant
Iron & silk( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this autobiographical film, Mark Franklin studies and practices martial arts for two years in China. In the process, he learns much about himself and traditional Oriental ways
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990, 95 min.): After wading in a puddle of radioactive waste, these radical reptiles are transformed into New York City's greatest crime-fighting quartet
8 1/2 women by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and German and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After seeing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2, a father and son are inspired to turn their Swiss mansion into a chateau of sexual pleasure. But soon their wild sexual fantasies begin to unravel, and the two men discover that when fantasy becomes reality, the balance of power can shift
Song jia huang chao The Soong sisters by Wanting Zhang( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Chinese and English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The end of Qing dynasty, the Soong issters--Ai-ling, Ching-ling and May-ling became legends in their own time. One loved money, one loved power, and one loved her contry. Their lives were intercoven into the turbulent history of modern China. Ching-ling married to Dr. Sun who led the 1911 revolution and she embarked on a long journey of vagrant life ..."--Container
Eve & the fire horse( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown into the mix, life for Eve and her 11-year-old prim and authoritative sister, Karena, escalates into a fantasia of catastrophe, sainthood and cultural confusion."--Container
The guyver( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A college student discovers an alien device that turns him into a cyborg mutant. When strange creatures appear trying to take the device back, he begins to uncover a secret plot to genetically engineer terrifying monsters
Teenage mutant ninja turtles( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody's favorite giant turtles travel through time and space to feudal Japan to rescue their plucky sidekick April, when a golden scepter accidentally causes her to switch places with a rebellious samurai
Mei ren yi jiu The beauty remains( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love triangles between a man and two sisters during the civil war of China in Qingdao. The anomalous love results in distortion of human nature of the three people
Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael emerge from NYC sewers to rescue the city and their ninja mentor Splinter
Shadow of China( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious young tycoon fights to seize control of Hong Kong, and to hide a past that could destroy him and the empire that he built
Hong mei li Shanghai red( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivian Wu stars as an unlikely femme fatale in this suspenseful murder mystery from writer/director Oscar Luis Costo. In the wake of her husband's murder, Mei Li (Wu) takes on a vengeful alter-ego, carrying out hits at the direction of her husband's confidant. Meanwhile, she meets an American man and strikes up a romance, but one or both of the two men in her life may secretly have dubious intentions
The changing effect of HMO market structure : an analysis of penetration, concentration, and ownership between 1994-2005 by Yu-Chu Shen( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We analyze the role of three aspects of HMO market structure -- HMO penetration, HMO plan concentration, and HMO for-profit share on explaining hospital cost and revenue growth during the HMO expansion period (1994-1999) and backlash period (2000-2005). We find that HMO penetration effects differ over time: a 10 percentage point increase in HMO enrollment leads to 2.5 percent reduction in cost and revenues in the expansion period but only 0.4-1 percent reduction in the backlash period. Furthermore, this HMO backlash effect can be attributed to HMO dis-enrollment as well as the changing nature of HMO product. We find that revenue increases at a slower rate (by about 5 percent) in markets with relatively concentrated HMO markets power and more competitive hospital markets. Finally, increased for-profit HMO presence is associated with smaller cost and revenue growth, and the effect differs between low and high penetration markets
The long-term impact of Medicare payment reductions on patient outcomes by Vivian Wu( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the long term impact of Medicare payment reductions on patient outcomes using a natural experiment - the Balance Budget Act (BBA) of 1997. We use predicted Medicare revenue changes due to BBA, with simulated BBA payment cuts as an instrument, to categorize hospitals by degrees of payment cuts (small, moderate, or large), and follow Medicare patient outcomes in these hospitals over a 11 year panel: 1995-1997 pre-BBA, 1998-2000 initial years of BBA, and 2001-2005 post-BBA years. We find that Medicare AMI mortality trends stay similar across hospitals when comparing between pre-BBA and initial-BBA periods. However, the effect became measurable in 2001-2005: hospitals facing large payment cuts saw increased mortality rates relative to that of hospitals facing small cuts in the post-BBA period (2001-2005) after controlling for their pre-BBA trends. We find support that part of the worsening AMI patient outcomes in the large-cut hospitals is explained by reductions in staffing level and operating cost following the payment cuts, and that in-hospital mortality is not affected partly due to patients being discharged earlier (shorter length-of-stay)
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Vivian Wu attrice cinese

Vivian Wu Chinese actress

Vivian Wu chinesische Schauspielerin

Vivian Wu kinesisk skuespiller

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Wu Kwan-Mui 1966-....

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