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Mao Years, The

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Program
Mao Years, The
Program Number

101

Program Description

This documentary about China during the tumultuous rule of Mao Zedong, from 1949 to 1976, continues the story begun in the award-winning "China in Revolution, 1911-1949." The program mixes archival footage and firsthand interviews to present an intimate portrait of a nation that, for much of the period, seemed closed and incomprehensible. Included are never-before-seen images of Mao, Deng Xiaoping, and other leaders working and relaxing; cataclysmic forward and the terrible famine it produced, the chaos of the cultural revolution, and the historic visit of President Nixon; and personal stories of hope and pride, terror and repression. Narrated by Will Lyman.

Duration

00:58:51

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Citation
Chicago: “Mao Years, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_76CDF41505274577930D2AB6702F2CCB.
MLA: “Mao Years, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_76CDF41505274577930D2AB6702F2CCB>.
APA: Mao Years, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_76CDF41505274577930D2AB6702F2CCB
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