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The Resource Ha ha Shanghai, (electronic resource)

Ha ha Shanghai, (electronic resource)

Label
Ha ha Shanghai
Title
Ha ha Shanghai
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
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
English
Runtime
79
Series statement
World history in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Shanghai (China)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ha ha Shanghai, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1646833
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously released on DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646833/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (79 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213046
  • (OCoLC)767805896
Video recording format
other
Label
Ha ha Shanghai, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?WHIV;1646833
Publication
Note
  • Previously released on DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1646833/whiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (79 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a213046
  • (OCoLC)767805896
Video recording format
other

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