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China, through Mao's eyes

Author: Pierre-André BoutangRenquan GuAdrian MabenPhilip ShortARTE France.All authors
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2006]
Series: East Asian film collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : [English version]
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The video counterpart to Philip Short's monumental book Mao: A Life, this four-part series guides viewers through the dynamic, innovative, and brutal accomplishments of the revolutionary Chinese leader. Featuring rarely-seen footage from a trove of film and video materials kept secret for decades by Chinese authorities, the series also presents interviews--granted exclusively to the film makers--with the last  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biography
History
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-André Boutang; Renquan Gu; Adrian Maben; Philip Short; ARTE France.; On Line Productions (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
OCLC Number: 71797119
Language Note: In English with interviews in Chinese and English subtitles.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2006.
Episode titles on container differ from those on screen.
Credits: Camera, Andrea Cavalazzo [and others] ; editor, Bruno Barwise [and others].
Performer(s): Philip Short.
Description: 4 videodiscs (241 min.) : sound, black and white and color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: Part one. Against the tide (1893-1945: Against the tide-Mao's early years) (61 min.) --
Part two. The sorcerer's apprentice (1945-1959: The sorcerer's apprentice-Founding the Republic) (60 min.) --
Part three. Not a dinner party (1958-1969: Not a dinner party-The Cultural Revolution) (60 min.) --
Part four. Mao is not dead (1970 and beyond: Mao is not dead) (59 min.).
Series Title: East Asian film collection.
Other Titles: Against the tide.
Sorcerer's apprentice.
Not a dinner party.
Mao is not dead.
Mao, une histoire chinoise.
Mao, a Chinese tale
Mao, a life
Through Mao's eyes
Responsibility: Arte France & On Line Productions ; produced by Pierre André Boutang and Gu Renquan ; written by Philip Short ; directed by Adrian Maben.

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The video counterpart to Philip Short's monumental book Mao: A Life, this four-part series guides viewers through the dynamic, innovative, and brutal accomplishments of the revolutionary Chinese leader. Featuring rarely-seen footage from a trove of film and video materials kept secret for decades by Chinese authorities, the series also presents interviews--granted exclusively to the film makers--with the last surviving members of Mao's inner circle. For students of Mao's era, this series may well represent the most powerful learning tool available. Part one of the series covers the early years of Mao Zedong, his struggle against nationalist and foreign force, and his consolidation of power. Part two explores the formative decades of Mao's government, the Great leap Forward, and events leading up to the Cultural Revolution. Part three examines the Cultural Revolution, its political and economic shockwaves, and its human cost. Part four recounts the Nixon-Mao diplomacy and Mao's death, and assesses the importance of Mao's rule and philosophy in 21st-century China.

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