International Studies & Programs

Film Collection

The Asian Studies Center has an extensive collection of fiction and non‑fiction films available to borrow. Visit the center or contact us for more information.

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The Tigers Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 104min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Cantonese with English Subtitles

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Description: An ambitious race car driver takes part in illegal competitions on the streets of Hong Kong.

Overheard Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 100min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: Cantonese Mandarin with English Subtitles

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Description: A trio of police officers conduct surveillance on a listed company.

Ancient Chinese Super Ships Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: China's master shipbuilders create some of the most powerful warships and greatest fleets of the ancient world.

China's Forbidden City Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: Explore the origins of the Forbidden City, the savage and self-appointed emperor of the Ming Dynasty who ordered its construction, and the architect whose cosmic vision brought ritualistic significance to every detail. The greatest palace ever built was constructed with miraculous speed but harbored fatal flaws and became marked by a devastating fire that foreshadowed the city's ultimate fate-and that of the Ming Dynasty.

Where Did it Come From?: Ancient China: Agriculture Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: This captivating series continues with a fascinating look back at the origins of our modern food chain and ancient Chinese secrets that led to today's global farming methods.

China's Boxer Rebellion Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: Examines the motivations behind the bloody uprising and discover why Chinese peasants were willing to take up arms to drive foreigners out of the country.

Chinese Warfare Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: While Greek and Roman armies have long been lauded for their contributions to modern warfare and battle strategy, China is the country where the most important advances may have taken place. Join experts in an examination of Chinese weaponry that dates back to China's feudal days.

Engineering an Empire: China Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: The Engineering an Empire series takes students back in time to explore the development and innovations that have characterized the world’s great empires.

Rape of Nanking Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 050min
Type of Film: Documentary
Language: English

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Description: The slaughter of Nanking, commonly known as the Rape of Nanking, was an infamous genocidal war crime committed by the Japanese army in Nanjing, then capital of the Republic of China, after it fell to Imperial Japanese Army on December 13, 1937.

My Mother Is a Belly Dancer Country/Region of Focus: China
Length: 103min
Type of Film: Feature
Language: English

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Description: Women (Amy Chum, Sydney, Kristal Tin) take lessons in belly dancing to escape from their dreary lives.