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World; Chinese Way, The

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Chinese Way, The
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

Over one-fifth of the world's population lives in the People's Republic of China. How will China continue to feed a fifth of mankind? Dazhai, in Shinsi Province, is China's most famous agricultural collective. Each day thousands of peasants from all over China are led through its terraced fields and urged to learn from their example. This film profiles the region and China's efforts to feed its people.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Peoples of East Asia
Agriculture and Farming
Global Affairs
De Lotbinière, Anthony (Series Executive Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “World; Chinese Way, The,” 02/16/1979, GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024,
MLA: “World; Chinese Way, The.” 02/16/1979. GBH Archives. Web. February 23, 2024. <>.
APA: World; Chinese Way, The. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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