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When East meets East

Author: Kalli PaakspuuWayne WangClara LawWilliam Ging Wee DereYan CuiAll authors
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When an aspiring Chinese actress is told in an audition "You should be more Chinese," she is confused. What exactly does it mean to be "more Chinese" for people of Asian descent who have relocated to or were born in North America? This genre-breaking documentary explores the issues of ethnic and cultural identity through interviews with some of today's most prominent Asian and Chinese American filmmakers, actors and  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kalli Paakspuu; Wayne Wang; Clara Law; William Ging Wee Dere; Yan Cui; Sandra Oh; Ying Ning; Peggy Chiao; Guofu Chen; Ping Ho; Teddy Robin; Keith Lock; Janet Yang; Calipix Production.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 43856101
Language Note: In English and some Chinese with English subtitles.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1992.
Credits: Editors, Cathy Gulkin, Kalli Paakspuu ; music, May Ip ; cinematographer, Derek Rogers ; documentary interviews co-directed by Kevin Feng Ke.
Performer(s): Interviews: Wayne Wang, Clara Law, William Ging Wee Dere, Yan Cui, Sandra Oh, Ning Ying, Peggy Chiao, Chen Kuo-Fu, Ho Ping, Teddy Robin, Keith Lock, Janet Yang.
Description: 1 videocassette (53 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Excerpts from films: Double happiness --
Joy Luck Club --
Chinese chocolate --
Temptation of a monk --
Moving the mountain --
Dim Sum --
Small pleasures --
For fun --
Treasure Island --
"18."
Responsibility: a Calipix Production ; produced, written and directed by Kalli Paakspuu.

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When an aspiring Chinese actress is told in an audition "You should be more Chinese," she is confused. What exactly does it mean to be "more Chinese" for people of Asian descent who have relocated to or were born in North America? This genre-breaking documentary explores the issues of ethnic and cultural identity through interviews with some of today's most prominent Asian and Chinese American filmmakers, actors and actresses in the United States, Canada, Taiwan and China.

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