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The Play's the thing : China's cultural revolution / S4C (Firm).

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorS4C (Firm)
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], ©1999.
Description1 streaming video file (26 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title China's cultural revolution
Series Red Chapters: Turning Points in the History of Communism
Red chapters. ^A533321
Contents Mao's Cultural Revolution (2:44) -- China's Famine (2:49) -- Writers Diminish Mao's Power (3:14) -- Mao's Little Red Book (3:42) -- Mao Deflects Opposition (3:24) -- Mao Appeals to a New Generation (3:15) -- Mao Creates Chaos (3:06) -- Violence Consumes Revolution (1:38)
Abstract The Cultural Revolution, which started in 1966, had less to do with culture than with a violent attempt to control the minds of the Chinese people. Yet it was a play, which slyly criticized Chairman Mao, that raised the curtain on this horrendous period in China's history, acting as a catalyst for the brutal reforms. Beginning with an excerpt from The Dismissal of Hai Rui, this program presents the details of the movement that led to the deaths of half a million people before finally consuming itself. Jack Gray, author of Rebellions and Revolutions, and Zhang Yongning, son of a Party official, offer their insights into the Communist politics of the day.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 28, 2007.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: S4C (Firm), 1999
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number10517s Films Media Group
Publisher number10522 Films Media Group

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