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Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan; Calligraphy demonstration by Chang Ben-huang

Part of Stories of East and South East Asia.

Start calligraphy; character for mountains; ben/wei; end war. Character for mountain, sea, Formosa Preparation (spreading the paper, dipping in the ink well...) Writing of character "people from other provinces" and "people for this province" Writing of character "End of war" Writing of character "Beautiful island." Video edited from original source tape to isolate supplemental footage (B-roll).


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Program
Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan
Title

Calligraphy demonstration by Chang Ben-huang

Program Description

Weaving personal testimonies with rare archival film, this documentary examines the forces that have shaped the past and present of the tiny island 90 miles off the shores of China -- forces that continue to make Taiwan vulnerable to major power confrontations in the near future. The rare footage -- carefully stored and preserved over the years in a major film archive in Taiwan -- is a critical element of this program, which begins in 1895 as the Sino-Japanese war was ending in victory for Japan.

Duration

00:11:25

Asset Type

Raw Footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Fine Arts
Peoples of East Asia
Genres
Documentary
Topics
Global Affairs
Creators
Vecchione, Judith (Producer)
Wren, Deborah (Narrator)
Contributors
Ben-huang, Chang (Performer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan; Calligraphy demonstration by Chang Ben-huang,” GBH Archives, accessed March 3, 2024, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD5C29B9102C406EABC5A4097BD8305C.
MLA: “Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan; Calligraphy demonstration by Chang Ben-huang.” GBH Archives. Web. March 3, 2024. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD5C29B9102C406EABC5A4097BD8305C>.
APA: Tug of War: The Story of Taiwan; Calligraphy demonstration by Chang Ben-huang. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FD5C29B9102C406EABC5A4097BD8305C
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