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BILLIONS episode 408

dir. Colin Bucksey

David Shih as DR. ZHANG LEI

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Ghosts of Gold Mountain:

The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

  by Gordon H. Chang

  read by David Shih     


Release Date: May 7, 2019

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From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States. But those of them who survived this perilous effort would suffer a different kind of death - a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory.

In this groundbreaking account, award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers' stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, The Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these "silent spikes" to their rightful place in our national saga.

Out of the Gobi:

My Story of China and America

  by Weijian Shan

  foreward by Janet Yellen

  read by David Shih     

  Gildan Media

Release Date: April 17, 2019

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Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America.

Shan, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia's best-known financiers, is thoughtful, observant, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well-positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, and of how, improbably, that life became intertwined with America. Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds.

Diary of a Murderer:

And Other Stories

  by Young-Ha Kim

  translated by Krys Lee

  read by David Shih     


Release Date: April 16, 2019

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It's been 25 years since I last murdered someone, or has it been 26?

Diary of a Murderer captivates and provokes in equal measure, exploring what it means to be on the edge - between life and death, good and evil. In the titular novella, a former serial killer suffering from memory loss sets his sights on one final target: his daughter's boyfriend, who he suspects is also a serial killer. In other stories we witness an affair between two childhood friends that questions the limits of loyalty and love; a family's disintegration after a baby son is kidnapped and recovered years later; and a wild, erotic ride about pursuing creativity at the expense of everything else. 

Adapted & Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried

Cast: Rajesh Bose, Ron Domingo, John D. Haggerty, Wai Ching Ho, David Huynh, Michelangelo Hyeon, Anna Ishida, Paul Juhn , Vanessa Kai, Mahira Kakkar, Mia Katigbak, Jon Norman Schneider, James Seol, David Shih, Sophia Skiles, and Kim Wong


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Henry VI: Shakespeare's Trilogy in Two Parts

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MR. SUSHI  Short Film

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David Shih as MR SUSHI

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