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Say Brother; Deal with China, A; Normalization of relations with Communist China

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07/20/1979

In this clip Evelyn Wong looks into the divided reaction of Boston's Chinese American community to United States-China normalization. Peter H.F. Wong, President of the New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, thinks the normalization of relations is entirely inappropriate. Overall the program examines the divided reaction of Boston's Chinese American community to United States-China normalization (through President Carter's December 15, 1978 announcement recognizing the People's Republic of China and the establishment of diplomatic relations). Show features a point-counter-point segment between Michael Liu, a member of the Chinese People's Progressive Association and pro-normalization advocate, and Ying Ma, a student from Taiwan attending Harvard Law School who is pro-Taiwan / anti-normalization. Program includes additional on-location interviews conducted by Evelyn Wong, with Peter H.F. Wong (President of the New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association), Susanne Lee (active community member of the Chinese People's Progressive Association), Yon Lee (Director of the Chinese Cultural Center, Boston), and attorney Thomas Hwang. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Deal with China, A
Program Number

925

Title

Normalization of relations with Communist China

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program examines the divided reaction of Boston's Chinese American community to United States-China normalization (through President Carter's December 15, 1978 announcement recognizing the People's Republic of China and the establishment of diplomatic relations). Show features a point-counter-point segment between Michael Liu, a member of the Chinese People's Progressive Association and pro-normalization advocate, and Ying Ma, a student from Taiwan attending Harvard Law School who is pro-Taiwan / anti-normalization. Program includes additional on-location interviews conducted by Evelyn Wong, with Peter H.F. Wong (President of the New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association), Susanne Lee (active community member of the Chinese People's Progressive Association), Yon Lee (Director of the Chinese Cultural Center, Boston), and attorney Thomas Hwang.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Chinese Cultural Center (Boston, Mass.)
United States--Relations--China
Ma, Ying
Hwang, Thomas
New England Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association
Wong, Peter H.F.
Lee, Yon
Liu, Michael
Chinese People's Progressive Association
Lee, Susanne
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Wong, Evelyn (Associate Producer)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Contributors
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Beres, Marc (Intern)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Clarke, Brian (Director Program Segment)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
Moore, Robert (Intern)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Hutton, David (Videotape Recordist)
Rivera, George (Director Program Segment)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Crane, David (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Plausse, John L. (Lighting Director)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Deal with China, A; Normalization of relations with Communist China,” 07/20/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_53178D41DCA3431FBDE1DFD0A445A168.
MLA: “Say Brother; Deal with China, A; Normalization of relations with Communist China.” 07/20/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_53178D41DCA3431FBDE1DFD0A445A168>.
APA: Say Brother; Deal with China, A; Normalization of relations with Communist China. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_53178D41DCA3431FBDE1DFD0A445A168
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