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The Unfortunate Generation [electronic resource]: Cultural Revolution and Beyond

German United Distributors
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Within two years of the Cultural Revolution, armed factions battled each other in Mao's name. To avoid civil war, Mao essentially banished his zealots to the countryside. This program chronicles the Cultural Revolution, its disastrous aftermath, and the role of Mao's wife, Jiang Qing. Scholars, diplomats, and survivors discuss the forced labor camps known as "Schools of May 7th"; the attacks on foreign consulates in Hong Kong and Beijing; China's support of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge; and the trial of the "Gang of Four." The program concludes with Deng Xiaoping opening China to the West.
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53 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Cultural revolution and beyond
The Cultural Revolution: Mao's Last Battle
Mao's last battle, the cultural revolution
  • The Unfortunate Generation (1:00)
  • Cattle Demons and Serpent Spirits (3:55)
  • The Schools of May 7th (3:09)
  • Civil War in China (3:38)
  • Red Guard Attacks British Diplomats (3:28)
  • Youth Banished to Countryside (3:49)
  • The End of the Cultural Revolution (2:19)
  • Biao's Loyalty Questioned (3:18)
  • Chinese Youths Swim to Freedom (2:21)
  • China Opens Its Doors to the West (3:19)
  • Cambodia's Khmer Rouge (2:58)
  • Pol Pot's Revolution in Cambodia (2:59)
  • China Fears Radical Takeover (4:40)
  • China Mourns Mao's Death (1:33)
  • The "Gang of Four" on Trial (2:12)
  • Mao a Historical Figure in China (2:20)
  • China's Fear of Chaos (3:36)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2003.
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  • 33085s Films Media Group
  • 33087 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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