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The Chinese

Ideal for grades: College / Adult
Duration: Twenty-six 30-minute programs
©1991 GPN and National Video Communications, Inc.

"To understand a man, you must know his memories; the same is true of a nation."

Share a rare insiders' view of China, a nation struggling to blend ancient tradition with modern reality. The Chinese takes you from the countryside, where ancestral customs and beliefs survive, to Tiananmen Square, where political tensions erupted in apocalyptic violence.

Explore the people, history and heritage of a fascinating civilization more than 5,000 years old. Intimate, rarely seen glimpses of daily life unveil the conflict between long- established customs and government-mandated changes.

What caused the incendiary public discontent that flared into violence at Tiananmen Square? Is China's future one of turbulence and upheaval or peaceful evolution? Up-to-date appraisals examine prospects for the world's most populous nation.

The Chinese was produced during a period of unprecedented access for Western journalists -access that disappeared in the wake of the Tiananmen Square revolt. Host Mike Chinoy, CNN correspondent in China, witnessed the Tiananmen massacre. He's joined by China experts including Smith College's Steven Goldstein and Dartmouth's Margaret Pierson.

A stunning visual tour, combined with insightful evaluation of its colorful past, tumultuous present and uncertain future, make The Chinese the most complete study available about this little understood nation. The Chinese was adapted in 1991 by National Video Communications, Inc. and GPN from The Heart of the Dragon series.

Course Packs (all 26 episodes of The Chinese series on three DVDs in a single case) may be purchased for $25.00 each, plus 7% (minimum $5.00) shipping and handling. Cours Packs are ideal when students are required to view all or most of the episodes independently.

Course Packs are only available to institutions that have purchased the complete series or have licensed broadcast, cablecast or telecourse rights. Email slenzen@shopdei.com for details.

Rights granted include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click on episode details below to learn more!

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Reform in Crisis: The Aftermath of Tiananmen
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Reform in Crisis: The Aftermath of Tiananmen
The reform movement of the 1980's is evaluated.
Overview of Chinese History
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Overview of Chinese History
Imperial rule in Chinese culture is explored.
The Legacy of Mao Zedong
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The Legacy of Mao Zedong
Mao Zedong attempts to build a classless Chinese society.
Man and Nature in China
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Man and Nature in China
The Chinese people and their special relationship to the production of food.
Food and Feasting in China
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Food and Feasting in China
Examine farming techniques and the results for Chinese culture.
Introduction to Traditional Chinese Beliefs
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Introduction to Traditional Chinese Beliefs
Communism versus Buddhist and Daoist traditions are explored.
Communist Ideology After Mao
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Communist Ideology After Mao
Learn about the Cultural Revolution's impact on China and Communism.
Social Control in Chinese Society
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Social Control in Chinese Society
Understand the legal system which has evolved in China.
China's Legal System
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China's Legal System
Private mediation is the legal remedy preferred in China, rather than litigation.
Marriage and the Chinese Family
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Marriage and the Chinese Family
The role of women in marriage and child-rearing.
The Status of Women in China
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The Status of Women in China
Explore long-established rituals associated with family life.
Social Organization in China
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Social Organization in China
The importance of the family unit in Chinese society is explored.
Welfare and Health Care in China
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Welfare and Health Care in China
China's state institutions are explored.
Sources of Social Conflict in Chinese Society
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Sources of Social Conflict in Chinese Society
Mediating committees attempt to heal social conflicts.
Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Chinese Society
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Conflict Resolution in Contemporary Chinese Society
The impact of the one child policy at the neighborhood level.
Peasant Life in China
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Peasant Life in China
Learn about daily life in rural China.
Economic Reform in Rural China
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Economic Reform in Rural China
Learn about economic and social change in rural China.
Industrial Life in China
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Industrial Life in China
Learn how the Communist Party deals with factory and mine management.
Industrial Reform in Contemporary China
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Industrial Reform in Contemporary China
Study how the 1980's changed life for China's industrial workers.
Foreign Trade and Economic Development
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Foreign Trade and Economic Development
Examine the "openness" policy designed to stimulate economic growth.
The Open Door Policy
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The Open Door Policy
Western influence begins to transform China's cities.
Introduction to Chinese Arts and Literature
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Introduction to Chinese Arts and Literature
Chinese and Western techniques begin to blend.
Intellectuals and the State
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Intellectuals and the State
Chinese artistic traditions prevail despite many challenges.
Traditional Chinese Society
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Traditional Chinese Society
The concepts of Ying and Yang are explored.
Technological Advances in Contemporary China
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Technological Advances in Contemporary China
China seeks its place as a world power.
Facing the Future: China Approaches the 21st Century
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Facing the Future: China Approaches the 21st Century
Tiananmen Square events set the stage for the future.
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