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The Resource Ha ha Shanghai, by Christine Choy, (electronic resource)

Ha ha Shanghai, by Christine Choy, (electronic resource)

Label
Ha ha Shanghai
Title
Ha ha Shanghai
Statement of responsibility
by Christine Choy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1992 the filmmaker Christine Choy returned to Shanghai for the first time in over thirty years: to track down the title of her family's house. She also wanted to locate an old schoolmate. She found her quest was like going down the rabbit hole with Franz Kafka as a tour guide. Her mother had abandoned the family's house on leaving China for the U.S. in the early 1960's. Christine was sent to innumerable city housing authorities and agencies only to find that the house had never been registered with the city of Shanghai and the government had taken over the property when her mother left. Trying to take it back from the city now would "shame the city and therefore the country" and would be considered traitorous. Christine finally located her old girlfriend, Li Dao Wen, at the Music Conservatory after several baffling interviews with Li's estranged relatives and innumerable fortune tellers. The filmmaker found many people in Shanghai still haunted by the ghosts of the Cultural Revolution and guarded in their speech to avoid being labeled "anti-social. Her trip had become a frustrating voyage into the nature of modern China
Awards note
  • Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, 2001
  • Taipei Golden Horn International Film Festival, 2001
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Choy, Christine
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
In English
Runtime
78
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shanghai (China)
Target audience
general
Label
Ha ha Shanghai, by Christine Choy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784918
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784918/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (78 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1784918/flo
  • (OCoLC)747797735
Video recording format
other
Label
Ha ha Shanghai, by Christine Choy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1784918
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1784918/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (78 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1784918/flo
  • (OCoLC)747797735
Video recording format
other

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