This documentary tells the fascinating story of one of China's newly rich entrepreneurs, Yang Daquan, of Pengzhou City in Sichuan. Mr. Yang came from a rich gentry family and was given away as an infant when his family disintegrated at the beginning of the socialist era. He grew up in the countryside as a poor peasant and came to the city in the late 70's as a construction worker.
Video — 1 online resource (47 minutes) Digital: video file.
The Fall of Womenland is a fascinating documentary on the unique sexual culture of the Mosuo people — a small minority situated in the southwest of China — and one of the last remaining matriarchal societies in the world.
San Francisco, CA : Center for Asian American Media, 2006.
Video — 1 online resource (60 min.) Digital: data file.
SHONENKO reveals the untold stories of Taiwanese child laborers (Shonenko), from 12 to 14-years-old, who manufactured fighter planes in the Japanese naval arsenals during the Second World War. They left their families, homelands, and childhood with the dream of receiving an education. But their dream was to be shattered - first by the war and again by cruel post-war politics in Taiwan, Japan, and China.