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The Resource Mr. Wong's world, directed by Christian Schidlowski, (electronic resource)

Mr. Wong's world, directed by Christian Schidlowski, (electronic resource)

Label
Mr. Wong's world
Title
Mr. Wong's world
Statement of responsibility
directed by Christian Schidlowski
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shanghai, the center of Chinese capitalism, has been undergoing an unprecedented building boom. Over 2,000 high-rise buildings have gone up since the 1990's. As a result, many historic treasures fall prey to the wrecking ball. Mr. Wong is a wealthy businessman who returned to China from Canada. He has made it his mission to spend every penny he can on rescuing old houses, villas, and temples of old Shanghai that are no longer valued by the development-minded Chinese. Whenever Mr. Wong travels the streets of Shanghai, he keeps his eyes open, ready to buy any house worth preserving before the sledge hammering begins. Stone by stone his workers disassemble the old houses and bring them to a large property outside of Shanghai he bought expressly for the purpose of setting up a park for endangered buildings. He envisions a safe haven for lost traditions and ancient arts. Most of his fellow Chinese are mystified. Town planners and investors see him as a threat to progress and an obstacle to their plans. This is both an intriguing and humane story of a most unusual man realizing his vision against all odds. It is an insightful portrait of the divided soul of modern China
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schidlowski, Christian
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
81
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Historic buildings
  • Shanghai (China)
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
Mr. Wong's world, directed by Christian Schidlowski, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1641437
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641437/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (81 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) a203539
  • (OCoLC)794307593
Video recording format
other
Label
Mr. Wong's world, directed by Christian Schidlowski, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1641437
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641437/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (81 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) a203539
  • (OCoLC)794307593
Video recording format
other

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