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The American Dream of the Chinese

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Xin, Feng.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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The American Dream has drawn millions of people to the New World with the promise that all can reach their full potential if they work hard enough, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. In this program six Chinese citizens arriving in the U.S. over a 30-year period share their stories of how that dream has played out for them. A geophysicist who came in 1978 speaks movingly of finally being able to pursue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Xin, Feng, 2010.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Xin, Feng.
OCLC Number: 802298043
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 09, 2011.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (71 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Contents: Introduction to The American Dream of the Chinese (2:43) --
End of the Cultural Revolution (3:01) --
Studying in America (1:52) --
A Chinese Dream (3:08) --
Early Actions as a Red Guard (2:39) --
Supporting the Cultural Revolution (2:53) --
Disillusionment in the Cultural Revolution (1:33) --
Teaching in America (2:03) --
Returning to China (2:34) --
Tiananmen Square Protests (3:12) --
Playing Music in America (2:26) --
Struggles with Performance (3:54) --
Musical Interlude (3:55) --
Inspiration from Adversity (3:07) --
Music as a Messenger (2:14) --
Creating a Cultural Center (2:53) --
Ruifang Cao's Family (1:52) --
Unregistered Immigrants (4:01) --
Working Without Citizenship (2:57) --
Exploitation of Unregistered Immigrants (3:03) --
Anna and Michael's Troubles (2:54) --
Going to College Abroad (2:50) --
Mock Trials and Defending China (3:33) --
Different Dreams (3:57) --
Credits: The American Dream of the Chinese (1:37)
Responsibility: Xin, Feng.

Abstract:

The American Dream has drawn millions of people to the New World with the promise that all can reach their full potential if they work hard enough, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. In this program six Chinese citizens arriving in the U.S. over a 30-year period share their stories of how that dream has played out for them. A geophysicist who came in 1978 speaks movingly of finally being able to pursue his academic studies, forbidden during the Cultural Revolution, while a 21-year-old defends China at a Free Tibet rally. Providing insight into the hopes and sacrifices of transplanted peoples, the video brings to light the range of attitudes and lifestyles among those who have left their homeland.

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