Video — 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. with b&w squences ; 4 3/4 in.
Tibet in the Past is a documentary based on a series of documentaries shot beore 1960 totaling nearly 900 minutes. The documentary, featuring interviews with participants and eyewitennes of historical events and experts and scholars are well as revisits to places of interest. , recreates in the social conditions in Tibet and the lives of ordinary Tibetans before 1959.
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2004.
Video — 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
From World War II until Mao's death in 1976, the Chinese faced recurring hardships, the Cultural Revolution perhaps the most damaging to their traditional society. This program carefully traces the origins and implementation of Mao's agenda of social upheaval, bringing together documentary footage and firsthand accounts from those who experienced it. Among those interviewed is Song Yongyi, a history professor at Dickinson College who left China in order to write an account of the movement.