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
Course Packs are only available to institutions that have purchased the complete series
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