||China New Empire
China new empire ; Part 2. UNAUTHORIZED
||China's Only Hope (3:47) -- Rich Population: Strong Nation (3:46) -- Daring Demand (3:30) -- End of Employment for Everyone (2:36) -- Losing Illusions (3:01) -- Stop the Rickshaw (3:52) -- Student Movement (3:22) -- Suppress Unrest (2:45) -- Atmosphere of Radicalization (4:07) -- Feeling Hopeless (2:07) -- Consciousness Against Force (2:47) -- Period of Doubt (2:04) -- Stones Under the Water (2:12) -- Death of Deng Xiaoping (3:40) -- Attack on the Working Class (3:28) -- Inequality Between Workers and Peasants (2:17) -- Economic and Security Challenges (3:24) -- Altered Political Climate (2:57) -- Creation of the Harmonious Society (2:48) -- Credits: China Asserts Itself: Part 2-China New Empire (1:00)
||This program, part two of the China New Empire series, picks off where the first episode left off: after the death of Mao Zedong. Though twice purged by Mao for ideological moderation and economic pragmatism, Deng Xiaoping eventually succeeded him as China's new 'Paramount Leader'. Deng's regime saw the emergence of China as the economic powerhouse we know today. As one historian comments: "During Mao's final years it was 'strong nation, poor population.' With Deng it became 'rich population: strong nation.'" His policies of gradual economic liberalization, free trade agreements, and private ownership of land led to rapid economic growth. But the psychological effects of this ideological about-turn were complex. "Since 1949 we were told earning money was wrong-was criminal. Now we were told: 'You must get rich, everyone must do their best to get rich.' It came as a shock." And not all of Deng's policies were progressive. Worried about uncontrollable population growth, he instated the One Child Policy. And his brutal military response to the Tiananmen Square protests altered citizens' view of the Communist Party forever. "Our government shouldn't have done this to its people," one journalist says, her voice breaking. "The 4th June, 1989 took away our faith in China." Increasingly, dissenters claim the spirit of communism has been sacrificed on the altar of economic success. Can China's phenomenal economic success outpunch such criticism?
|General note||Originally released by Journeyman Pictures (Firm), 2013.|
|General note||Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on September 08, 2016.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Infobase, November 16, 2016)|
|Publisher number||118380s Infobase|
|Publisher number||118382 Infobase|