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Journey to the West Videos in Other Libraries
Journey to the West = Xi you ji (2007)
Call Number: In SUMMIT
Publication Date: 99160115350001451
Presents a Chinese shadow puppet play inspired by an episode from the 16th century Chinese epic Journey to the west (Xi you ji) by Wu Cheng'en. (48 min)
Saiyūki = Monkey Magic (2007)
Call Number: In SUMMIT
Publication Date: 99159361630001451
Big screen release based on an earlier television series done in Japan. This is an adaptation of the famous tale Xi you ji (Monkey). Son Gokū, a monkey endowed with magic powers, accompanies Sanzō Hōshi (Xuanzang) on his journey to India.
A Chinese Odyssey. Part One, Pandora's Box
Call Number: In SUMMIT
Publication Date: 99156496980001451
"A cult classic among the young Chinese, especially university students,... a parody, or a side story based on the Monkey King."
The Lost Empire (2001)
Call Number: In Amazon
A three-hour made-for-television epic based on the classic Chinese story Journey to the West.
Journey to the West (1:21)
Call Number: HAT AV Video (DVD) TR897.7 .S44 no.151 2005
Publication Date: 2005
A short animated film by Sprite Animation Studios from the SIGGRAPH Video Review anthology.
Feature Films in the Hatfield Library
Sita Sings The Blues (2009)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.A6 S58 2009
An animated reinterpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana blends the stories of Sita, a goddess separated from her husband Rama, and Nina, an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email.
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.D4 C452 2006
Chan visits the country of his honorable ancestors, only to encounter a murder and opium ring.
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.H6 H65 2006
An infamous Asian mastermind and his diabolical daughter raid the tomb of Genghis Khan.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.L5 S43 2002
A young man's spiritual odyssey, filmed on location in Rishikesh and Bharatpur, and based on Hesse's novella.
Wild Rose (Ye Meigui) (1932)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 Y4 2013
A story about a young girl who loses her mother and then her father. Jiang Bo, a wealthy painter discovers her in a small fishing village and makes her his model.
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.W3 E56 2009
The story of a British boy, James Graham, whose privileged life is upturned by the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, December 8, 1941.
The Silk Road
Call Number: HAT AV Video DS735 .S45 1992
A tour examining the world's most historic and inaccessible locations of the area known as the Silk Road. [v. 1] Khotan, oasis of silk and jade -- [v. 2] A heat wave called Turfan -- [v. 3] Through the Tian Shan mountains by rail -- [v. 4] Journey into music, south through the Tian Shan mountains -- [v. 5] Where horses fly like the wind -- [v. 6] Two roads to the Pamirs.
The Silk Road. II
Call Number: HAT AV Video DS735 .S451 1998
A tour of the legendary Silk Road, the ancient trade route which made possible the flow of rare goods, art and religious beliefs between ancient Rome and the mysterious East. v. 1. Across the Pamir ; The king's road ; Legendary Ladack -- v. 2. Xuang Zang's travels in India ; The scorching sun and the southern road of Iran ; In search of wisdom -- v. 3. Beyond Baghdad ; The road vanished into a lake ; Across the Steppes -- v. 4. The sky horses of Davar ; The Soghdian merchants ; The glory of Sammerkand -- v. 5. Across the Karakum Desert ; The other silk road ; the caravans move west -- v. 6. The horsemen of Turkey ; The silk city at the edge of Asia ; All roads lead to Rome.
Genghis Blues (1999)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video ML3680.7.T9 G46 2000
The story of a blind blues singer, Paul Pena, and his triumphant trek to the forgotten land of Tuva to learn about the mysterious art of throat singing.
Life of Buddha
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) BQ882 .L54 2004
Chronicles the story of Prince Siddhartha and his spiritual transformation into the Buddha.
Religions of China
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) BL1803 .R45 2004
In this program, Hans Kung seeks to understand the religions of China - officially a religion-free zone during China's period of strict Communist rule - as well as the holistically oriented practices of traditional Chinese medicine and tai chi.
Foreign Language Films
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.R8 A53 2001
Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
Trilogy of Life (1974)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.I8 P54 2012
The Arabian nights follows the adventures of a slave girl as she rises to power over a great city. Around her revolve the stories of magic and lust, mystery and fantasy that derive from three cultures (Persia, Egypt and India) and range from the ninth century to the Renaissance.
The Horse Thief (1986)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.91.C5 T26 1991
Story of a Tibetan horse stealer who is driven out by his tribe in an effort to purge it of evil. Includes detailed scenes of Buddhist rituals.
Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.M56 M66 2008
Delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. Follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny. Shows the future conqueror and revealing him not as the evil brute, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.K2 T85 2009
Following his Russian naval service, young dreamer Asa returns to his sister's nomadic brood on the desolate Hunger Steppe to begin a hardscrabble career as a shepherd. But before he can tend a flock of his own, Asa must win the hand of the only eligible bachelorette for miles, his alluringly mysterious neighbor Tulpan.
Journey to the West
A rich introduction to the book from a website called Invitation to World Literature, which is a multimedia series introducing drama, epic poetry, and novels from many times and cultures supported by the Annenberg Foundation.
Journey to the West
Short animation from Sprite Animation Studio.
Silk Road Foundation
The Silkroad Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1996, to promote the study and preservation of cultures and art on Inner Asia and the Silk Road.
Silk Road Seattle
Silk Road Seattle is an ongoing public education project using the "Silk Road" theme to explore cultural interaction across Eurasia from the beginning of the Common Era (A. D.) to the Seventeenth Century.
Monkey Journey to the West. The Opera.
Clips from the 2007 pop opera by Chen Shi-zheng, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Hewlett. (See Monkey: Journey to the West
for more information. )
The Monkey King (2013)
The story of a Buddhist monk's pilgrimage to India to collect religious texts. A Chinese blockbuster of a film to be released in 2013. Starring Donnie Yen and Yun-Fat Chow.
Borrowing the Plantain Fan
A Chinese Opera based on the story of the Monkey King’s encounter with the Princess Iron Fan.
Princess Iron Fan
The first Chinese animated feature film. The film is based on an episode of the novel Journey to the West.