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China: A Century of Revolution is a six-hour tour de force journey through the country's most tumultuous period. First televised on PBS, this award-winning documentary series presents an astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century. China in Revolution charts the pivotal years from the birth of the new republic to the establishment of the PRC, through foreign invasions, civil war and a bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek. The Mao Years examines the turbulent era of Mao's attempts to forge a "new China" from the war-ravaged and exhausted nation. Born Under the Red Flag showcases China's unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid of communist-centralized politics with an ever-expanding free market economy. Monumental in scope, China: A Century of Revolution is critical viewing for anyone interested in this increasingly powerful and globally influential country.
DISC ONE Part One: China in Revolution 1911-1949 (1989)
DISC TWO Part Two: The Mao Years 1949-1976 (1994)
DISC THREE Part Three: Born Under the Red Flag 1976-1997 (1997)
"Remarkable...a chronicle of achievement, misadventure, cruelty and havoc." --The New York Times
"The film provides exactly the sort of long-range socio-political context that Western news organizations seldom bring to breaking events. Moreover, it does so with a visual integrity that is simply stunning." --The Boston Globe
"A superb chronicling of China's history.... Fascinating and provocative." --Journal of Asian Studies
I bought it as a gift for my friend. the disc have excellent made, great description, great video, great interview with people, just greatPublished 3 months ago by Joyce Rong
Is there any Chinese giving comments on this DVD set? Yes, and I am the one.
I bought this DVD from Sun Yat Sen Museum in Taiwan 2 mths ago. Read more
This is a must for anyone interested in China. Absolutely excellent The archival footage makes the tumultuous century come alive.Published 22 months ago by Ian
Great transaction. Quick and honest. Merchandise in better condition than I expected. Look forward to sharing this with students of Chinese history.Published 23 months ago by J. Tucker
The theme of the discs handles the subject in an okay way.It relies and concentrates mainly on the leaders thoughts and aspirations. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Ivan Horbun
TERRIFIC VIEW OF CHINA IN THE 21ST CENTURY!
Well worth watching as a six-hour intro to China .. .. Read more
I was getting married to a Chinese lady so I figured I should know something about there history and culture. This is very informative and was a big benefit. Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by Chris M. Davies
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I have this set (2007 release) and can say that there are English subtitles when the audio is in Chinese (such as during an interview), but the main menu only allows the display of Chinese subtitles during the entire program presentation (which occurs when English is being spoken). So if you are... Read More
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