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The Mao years : catch the stars and moon, 1949-1960

Author: Sue WilliamsWill LymanWinStar Home Entertainment (Firm)Ambrica Productions.WGBH Educational Foundation.All authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WinStar Home Entertainment, [©1997]
Series: China, a century of revolution, pt. 2.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the beginning of his rule in 1949 to his death in 1976, Mao Zedong and his colleagues attempted to forge a "new China" from a country mired in poverty and devastated by decades of war. Yet the Mao years would bring the new People's Republic of China little stability. Rare interviews with Communist Party members and ordinary citizens involved with history's largest political experiment, reveal the turbulence,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Sue Williams; Will Lyman; WinStar Home Entertainment (Firm); Ambrica Productions.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Channel Four (Great Britain)
ISBN: 1572521910 9781572521919 1572521899 9781572521896
OCLC Number: 38895527
Language Note: In Chinese and English.
Notes: Duration on container: ca. 120 min.
Originally broadcast on public television in 1994.
Credits: Narrator, Will Lyman ; editor, Howard Sharp ; music composed by Tan Dun.
Performer(s): Will Lyman, narrator.
Description: 1 videocassette (115 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Catch the stars and the moon, 1949-1960 (59 min.) --
It's right to rebel! 1960-1976 (55 min.).
Series Title: China, a century of revolution, pt. 2.
Responsibility: WinStar Home Entertainment ; written, produced and directed by Sue Williams ; Ambrica Productions, Inc. and WGBH Educational Foundation ; a film by Ambrica Productions in association with WGBH Television and Channel 4 Television UK.

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"From the beginning of his rule in 1949 to his death in 1976, Mao Zedong and his colleagues attempted to forge a "new China" from a country mired in poverty and devastated by decades of war. Yet the Mao years would bring the new People's Republic of China little stability. Rare interviews with Communist Party members and ordinary citizens involved with history's largest political experiment, reveal the turbulence, famine, violent campaigns and purges which destroyed the lives of more than one hundred million people"--Container.

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