Salisbury's report on China the 40th anniversary of the revolution

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Harrison Salisbury, a New York Times correspondent, witness to much of the history of the Chinese revolution and confidant of many of its leading political figures, is the host of this series, which covers the history of the Chinese Revolution and culminates in the Tianamen Square Massacre. Part one examines: Chou En-lai and Mao Tse-tung, the clash between Mao and Lin Chao-chi, the Lin Piao Plot, the Gang of Four, the rise of Deng Xiaoping, and the history of the struggles and confrontations, the scrambles for power, and the ideological backdrop of China across four decades. Part two examines: the economic revolution, guided by various slogans, like Land Reform, the Great Leap Forward, Learn from Dazhai, Four Modernizations. The program reviews the successes and failures of these programs, and illustrates the upheaval in the lives of ordinary people to show how social and economic development was achieved, and at what cost. Part three examines: the 1972 rapprochement between China and the United States, that led to modernization, liberalization, and in the early summer of 1989 the students demand for democratization which appeared to be the immediate cause of the resulting crackdown.
Salisbury, Harrison E. (Harrison Evans), 1908-1993
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
Asian Culture; Chinese Culture; Government, Law, Politics; Asian Studies; China; Government, Law, Politics; China History 1949-1976; China History 1976-2002; China History Tiananmen Square Incident, 1989; China Politics and government 1949-1976; China Politics and government 1976-2002; China Foreign relations 1949-1976
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150 minutes; color


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Presenter, Harrison Salisbury.
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Filename: lms-089786; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10780; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3255; OCLC: ocm55620691; Catalog Key: alephsys003134463; Catalog Key: FFH 2227

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