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East Asian Studies

JVC Anthology of Japanese Classical Performing Arts. 5-7, No to kyogen.

Contents: Pt. 1. No "Funabenkei," -- Pt. 2. Kyogenjo "Nasu no Yoichi katari," Kyogen "Boshibari" -- Pt. 3. Kurokawa no "Shiki sanban," Nogo no noto kyogen, Mibu dainembutsu kyogen "Dojoji,", Sado Daizen Jinja takigino Sagiryu kyogen "Sadogitsune," Sado Daizen Jinja takigino Kita-ryu "Aoinoue." Pt. 1-3

JVC Anthology of Japanese Classical Performing Arts. 8-15, Kabuki

Contents: Pt. 1-2 Kabuki I: "Kanadehon Chushingura," nanadanme Gion Ichiriki jaya no ba. -- Pt. 3-4 Kabuki II: "Ehon Taikoki," judanme Amagasaki kankyo no ba. -- Pt. 5-6 Kabuki III: "Kanjincho," ataka no seki no ba. -- Pt. 7. Kabuki IV (jo): "Sannin kichisa kuruwa no hatsugai," okawabata Koshinzuka no ba, "Kuruwa Bunsho," Yoshidaya Koshisaki no ba. -- Pt. 8 Kabuki IV (ge): "Kuruwa Bunsho," Yoshidaya okuzashiki no ba. Pt. 1-8

Kabuki Techniques.

Two of the greatest stars of Japan's kabuki theater reveal what has only rarely been seen, the actual acting techniques used in the most difficult and splendid of theater forms. Onoe Shoroku II and Onoe Baiko VII discuss and demonstrate their craft in conversation with the well-known author of works on Asian arts, Faubion Bowers. Also includes film clips of great kabuki performances of the past. 1995. 27 min.

Kabuki, the Classic Theatre of Japan

Summarizes the history of Kabuki, the traditional theater of Japan, from the seventeenth century to the present. The elaborate costumes, stylized acting techniques, stage musicians, dancing, elaborate staging and make-up of Kabuki is demonstrated in vignettes from four plays. Excerpts: Shibaraku -- Musume Dojoji -- Kagami Jishi -- Sukeroku. Kabuki performances in Japanese, narration in English. 1987. 30 min.

Kimjongilia: The Flower of Kim Jong Il

This film reveals the extraordinary stories, told by survivors of North Korea's vast prison camps, of deadly famine, and of every kind of repression. Their experiences are interspersed with archival footage of North Korean propaganda films. Directed and produced by N. C. Heikin. 2009. 74 min.

Kisho Kurokawa: From Metabolism to Symbiosis.

Interviews with Japanese architect, Kisho Kurokawa. 1993. 58 min. .

Korea: Conquering a Crisis. (Millennium: The IMF in the New Century.)

In 1997, Korea was brought to the verge of economic collapse. Using intensive crisis management and a historic bailout of $21 billion, Korea quickly began to reverse the effects of a buildup of bad banking debt and excessive short-term borrowing. This program examines the measures used to engineer Korea's amazing come back such as adjusting interest rates, creating new bank lending practices and encouraging corporate debt reduction. c2001. 19 min.

Korea: War, Prosperity, Democracy.

Part 1 is a documentary film covering the major events in the Korean War. -- Part 2 describes recent industrial and agricultural advances of the Korean nation -- Part 3 and 4 examine current cultural conditions in Korea including performances of court dance and music, art exhibits and the performing arts. 1995. 93 min.

Korean Culture Series:

Korean Dances. 1977. Koryo Celadon Porcelain. 1977. Korea Life Cycle. 1979. The Sweep of Korean Fashions. 1979. Tano: The Fifth Day of the Fifth Month. 1979. Yi Dynasty Porcelains. 1979. Traditional Korean Goods. 1981. Chusok: Harvest Moon Festival. 1981. New Years Day's Korea Holidays.1981. Mt. Sorak. 1982. Korean Painting.1982. Korean Houses. 1982. The Mask Fances of Korea. 1984. Traditional Korean Wedding. 1984. The Ancient Korean Art of Printing. 1984. Korean Handicrafts. 1985. The Delicate Art of Korean. 1986. Embroidery Che Ju Do : Island of Fantasy.

Korean Traditional Pattern

Describes the relationship between Korean symbolism and things found in nature from ancient times through today. Opens with Korean designed garments and fabrics at a fashion show in Paris. Also shows Korean fabric designers at work. 1994. 38 min.