Gong, Li 1965-
Most widely held works about Li Gong
Most widely held works by Li Gong
Memoirs of a geisha ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free.
滿城盡帶黃金甲 Curse of the golden flower ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor returns unexpectedly with his second son, Prince Jai. His pretext is to celebrate the holiday with his family, but given the chilled relations between the Emperor and the ailing Empress, this seems disingenuous. For many years, the Empress and Crown Prince Wan, her stepson, have had an illicit liaison. Feeling trapped, Prince Wan dreams of escaping the palace with his secret love Chan, the Imperial Doctor's daughter. Meanwhile, faithful son Prince Jai, grows worried over the Empress's health and her obsession with golden chrysanthemums. The Emperor harbors equally clandestine plans and the Imperial Doctor is the only one privy to his machinations. When the Emperor senses a looming threat, he relocates the doctor's family from the Palace to a remote area. They are attacked by mysterious assassins and Chan and her mother are forced back to the palace. Their return sets off a tumultuous sequence of dark surprises. Amid the glamour and grandeur of the festival, ugly secrets are revealed. As the Imperial Family continues its elaborate charade in a palatial setting, thousands of golden armored warriors charge the palace.
Miami vice ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
Ricardo Tubbs lives with Bronx-born Intel analyst Trudy. The two work undercover transporting drug loads into South Florida to identify a group responsible for three murders. Sonny Crockett is undercover working with the supplier of the South Florida group. He becomes romantically involved with Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of an arms and drugs trafficker. The intensity of the case pushes Crockett and Tubbs out onto the edge. Identity and fabrication become blurred, a place where cop and player become one.
覇王别姬 Farewell, my concubine ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in Chinese and English and held by 972 libraries worldwide
This tale spans 50 years--from 1925 to 1977--a story at once that of individuals and of the history of China. Two young orphan boys are in the Peking Opera's perfectionist training academy. Eventually, Dieyi is assigned the role of the concubine in the famous traditional opera of the film's title, while Xiaolou will play the king. They are locked into these roles onstage, while their personal relationship somehow survives the upheavals of World War II, the communist takeover of China and the Cultural Revolution. Dieyi is livid when Xiaolou marries Juxian, who spends her life at the mercy of two men whose work together has defined their individual personalities.
Raise the red lantern 大紅燈籠高高掛 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 920 libraries worldwide
In 1920's China, women had few options. So following the death of her father, Songlian, a beautiful nineteen-year-old college student agrees to marry a wealthy nobleman. She is to be wife number four at his estate, where daily life revolves around an ancient family custom: the master raises a red lantern outside the house of the wife with whom he desires to spend the night. On the surface, there is harmony between the wives, but trapped inside their gilded cages, with nothing to do but compete for their husband's favor, the four women are drawn into a web of petty rivalries that soon escalate into treachery.
菊豆 Ju Dou ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 854 libraries worldwide
The abused wife of a sadistic Chinese mill owner and his overworked nephew fall in love. Only murder could free the lovers from the mill owner's tyranny- or could it?
大紅燈籠高高掛 ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
Set in 1920's China, 19-year-old Songlian has become Fourth Wife to the wealthy Chen. Yet she must share her husband with three existing wives. Each must wait until dusk for the arrival of a red lantern, which signifies with whome the master will sleep tonight. When Songlian discovers that the other wives cheat to win the red lantern, she decides to join the fight for Chen's attention.
The story of Qiu Ju 秋菊打官司 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 783 libraries worldwide
In a small Chinese village a farmer (Qing Lai) and his chief quarrel over land. When Qing Lai is injured by the chief, who kicks him in the groin, Qing's wife Qiu Ju begins a quixotic odyssey that takes her from her small village to the provincial capital. She is relentless in her one-woman crusade to wreak a simple justice from the proud Chief ... she wants him to apologize.
Hannibal rising ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
After young Hannibal is forced to watch his little sister, Mischa, being devoured by starving soldiers in his Lithuania homeland. Hannibal vows to avenge his sister's death by slaying those who committed not only war crimes against the Lecters, but also against other families during WW II. Hannibal's revenge plan includes his cannibalism to justify his insatiable appetite for human flesh. Hannibal excels in his medical school classes dissecting cadavers. Complications arise when Hannibal interacts with his sexy Aunt, Lady Murasaki. Murasaki educates him in the art of beheading and Hannibal learns that his sword fetish is a manifestation of physical lust.
2046 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 721 libraries worldwide
A young man, who has tried to forget his lost love by meeting different young women, starts to write a novel about a young man falling in love with a machine-made woman on the 2046 train. 2046 is the number of the room where he met his lost love.
活着 To live ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Chinese and held by 713 libraries worldwide
In a smoky gambling den in 1940s China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions. This staggering loss proves to be their salvation and the first step in an odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution, love and loss, tragedy and triumph. Through the terrors of China's civil war, the passions of the communist takeover, the betrayals of Chairman Mao's Great Leap Forward and the tragic mistakes of the Cultural Revolution, their lives unfold across four decades of momentous change.
荊軻刺秦王 The emperor and the assassin ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Chinese and English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
"Ying Zheng, the King of Qin, has one driving ambition: to unify China's seven kingdoms into one magnificent empire. Impressed by her lover's convictions, Lady Zhao helps Ying Zheng concoct an assassination plot that would justify the conquest of Qin's most powerful enemy" -- Container.
To live ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 613 libraries worldwide
In a smoky gambling den in 1940's China, a drunken young man runs through his family's fortune, losing their ancestral home and all their possessions. This staggering loss proves to be their salvation, and the first step in an odyssey of survival that will take them through war and revolution love and loss, tragedy ... and triumph.
Farewell my concubine ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Chinese and English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Story that spans more than 50 years in the lives of two men at the Peking Opera, friends since childhood, and the woman who comes between them. Also an absorbing drama of the period in Chinese history from the warlord era through the Cultural Revolution.
Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao Shanghai triad ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Chinese and No Linguistic content and held by 578 libraries worldwide
A young boy fresh from the countryside is assigned to serve the girlfriend of an organized crime boss. A bloody assault forces the wounded boss and his assistants to a remote island, where they re-group and plan their strategy of revenge. Meanwhile, his girlfriend befriends the boy and two naive neighbors with tragic results.
Red sorghum ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in Chinese and English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Beginning as a lusty romantic comedy about a nervous young bride's arrival and ensuing seduction at a remote and winery, and ending as a heroic drama of partisan resistance during the Japanese occupation.
周渔的火车 Zhou Yu's train ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 223 libraries worldwide
"Twice a week, Zhou Yu, a beautiful artisan, takes the train to faraway Chongyang, where she indulges in a torrid affair with Chen Ching, her poet-lover. United by their passion, he finds in Zhou the ultimate muse, while she believes Chen to be her ideal soul mate. But accompanying Zhou on her lonely train rides are two individuals who threaten to derail her romantic idyll: Zhang Qiang, a young doctor hopelessly obsessed with her, and Xiu, a mysterious young woman who bares a striking resemblance to Zhou and seems to be following her every move"--Container.
Chinese box ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 217 libraries worldwide
A British journalist in Hong Kong during the changeover from Great Britain's rule to China's is diagnosed with terminal cancer. With a prognosis of six months to live, he struggles to claim the love of the beautiful bartender from his past, a would-be socialite with marriage sights set elsewhere. Meanwhile, he takes to the streets with a free-spirited scam artist and a camcorder to record the end of his Hong Kong--the end of British Hong Kong.
Chinese opera by Jessica Tan Gudnason ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Temptress moon Feng yue ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in Chinese and held by 147 libraries worldwide
"A captivating story of a beautiful young woman, her seductive lover and their struggle for power, passion and revenge."--Container.
Action and adventure films Atrocities Beijing Jing ju tuan China China--Beijing Chrysanthemums Civil War (China : 1945-1949) Criminal behavior Detectives Drama Drug traffic Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Florida--Miami Forbidden City (Beijing, China) Foreign films France Friendship Geishas Gender identity Historical films History Homosexuality Japan Japan--Kyoto Kings and rulers Lecter, Hannibal (Fictitious character) Love Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Medical students Men--Sexual behavior Motion pictures Motion pictures, Chinese Murder Police films Romance films Social skills--Study and teaching Surprise (Military science) Undercover operations Vice control Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Women--Conduct of life Women--Social conditions World War (1939-1945) Young women
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