Video — 1 videodisc (ca. 220 min) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Empress Wu Zetian :
95 minutes. Dream of the red chamber :
Empress Wu Zetian: Empress Wu rose to power after the decline of the Tang Dynasty and ruled when women were still shackled by tradition and a patriarchal social structure. From 690 to 705 A.D., she ruled the Zhou Dynasty. .
Dream of the Red Chamber: One of the earliest filmed versions of one of the greatest Chinese novel ever written. In this Chinese costume epic, set during the 1700s in China, a prominent family loses its good fortune when one of the sons loses the jade chip that was embedded in his mouth in his birth. Their luck returns when the chip is found. Unfortunately the lad brings ruination upon the family when he loses his true love and marries the woman his family approves but against his will.