Posts tagged ‘films’

Leids filmfestival showing Chinese films

Let the bullets flyGood news for all Chinese movie lovers: at the Leids Filmfestival this year, there will be a track of Chinese films called ‘The Reel China‘.

It all starts on Wednesday October 26 with the showing of Aftershock, one of the major box office hits in China last year. The movie, directed by Feng Xiaogang, tells the story of a family separated by the great Tangshan earthquake of 1976. (more…)

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October 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Chinese dvds

We have a large collection of Chinese DVDs, 300 of which are in our catalogue – click this link to find them.
But did you know we have many many more yet uncatalogued DVDs inside our library on the shelves? This list is a ‘quick and dirty’ list of a large stack of the DVDs we have, put on alphabet of the English title. For the alphabetic list of the Chinese titles in pinyin, please scroll down.
These DVDs can be viewed inside the library on the special pcs we have for films or on the large screen; they can’t be taken outside. If you are interested in viewing a title, contact the staff of the lending desk and they will try to locate the DVD for you. Read on to view the list of titles: (more…)

August 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Come to the movies at the EAL!

The use of audiovisual materials has grown tremendously in the study of Non-Western cultures. The East Asian Library has collected films from Chinese, Japanese and Korean cinema for many years. In the coming weeks a selection of our collection is displayed in the reading room of the library, enhanced by original film posters from private collections of LIAS staff members!

You can view our audiovisual materials right inside the East Asian Library: we have a special multimedia section featuring a tv screen, video and dvd equipment. You can either use the special computers and headphones available for viewing, or enjoy your favorite films from our big screen with a larger audience. Use of all equipment is free!

Find your favorite film through browsing our catalogue:

February 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm 1 comment


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