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Writers & revolutionaries

Author: Alex GibneySteven TalleyPeter CoyotePacific Basin Institute.Jigsaw Productions.All authors
Publisher: S. Burlington, VT : Annenberg/CPB Project, ©1992.
Series: Pacific century, 4.; Annenberg/CPB collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lives of Lu Xun, China's greatest modern writer, and Kita Ikki, the famous Japanese philosopher, are highlighted. Both revolutionaries explored the traditional strengths and weaknesses of their societies, with Lu Xun writing scathing satires aimed at China's ineffective leadership. Kita Ikki, on the other hand, watched with alarm as his radical teachings were distorted by right wing extremists and used to design  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Xun Lu; Ikki Kita; Ikki Kita; Xun Lu
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Gibney; Steven Talley; Peter Coyote; Pacific Basin Institute.; Jigsaw Productions.; Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; KCTS (Television station : Seattle, Wash.); Annenberg/CPB Project.; Teleac/NOT.
ISBN: 1559464100 9781559464109
OCLC Number: 26782008
Notes: Documentary.
A videocassette release of the college-level telecourse produced by the Pacific Basin Institute in association with KCTS/Seattle.
Credits: Narrator, Peter Coyote ; editor, George Waite.
Performer(s): Peter Coyote.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Pacific century, 4.; Annenberg/CPB collection.
Other Titles: Writers and revolutionaries
Responsibility: a co-production of PBI/Jigsaw Productions in association with NHK-Japan, KCTS/Seattle and Teleac/Holland ; written and produced by Alex Gibney, Steve Talley.

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The lives of Lu Xun, China's greatest modern writer, and Kita Ikki, the famous Japanese philosopher, are highlighted. Both revolutionaries explored the traditional strengths and weaknesses of their societies, with Lu Xun writing scathing satires aimed at China's ineffective leadership. Kita Ikki, on the other hand, watched with alarm as his radical teachings were distorted by right wing extremists and used to design a monstrous blueprint for a Japanese world empire. Details how China became vulnerable to the threat of the encroaching Japanese.

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