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Opening the Door [electronic resource]: How Deng Xiaoping Transformed China's Economy

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Given the vitality of China's economy today, it is difficult to imagine that Deng Xiaoping's early reforms met any resistance-but they did. This program examines Deng's transformation from a Maoist functionary into the leader who broke from pure Communism and, despite the highest of stakes, reinvented his country. Helping viewers understand Deng's creation of China's Special Economic Zones, the film features commentary from Chinese journalists and political insiders-as well as from Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor in the Carter administration, and Sidney Rittenberg, an American expatriate in China during the Mao and Deng years.
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48 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
How Deng Xiaoping transformed China's economy
China's Capitalist Revolution
China's capitalist revolution
  • Communism to Capitalism (2:01)
  • Tiananmen Square (1:34)
  • Deng Xiaoping Under Chairman Mao (2:07)
  • Conflict in the Communist Party (1:56)
  • Political Department at Radio Beijing (1:23)
  • Hua Guofeng's Waning Power (1:42)
  • Era of Reform (0:54)
  • How to Feed China (1:32)
  • Support for Private Farming (2:11)
  • Household Responsibility System (1:27)
  • Liberation for China's Peasant (1:07)
  • Foreign Relations (1:28)
  • U.S. Decides to Move Forward with China (1:33)
  • Historic New Era in U.S. China Relations (2:47)
  • U.S. Relations with China (1:34)
  • China's Cultural Revolution (2:52)
  • Industrialization in China (1:15)
  • Red Tape in Red China (2:16)
  • Inside China's Special Industrial Zones (1:04)
  • Chinese Consumerism (1:25)
  • Socialism with Chinese Characteristics (1:52)
  • Spiritual Pollution (1:40)
  • "Long Live the Open Door" (2:09)
  • Communist Party at War with Itself (1:59)
  • Redoing Marxism (1:47)
  • Outcast from China's Communist Party (2:05)
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution (1:29)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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  • 40669s Films Media Group
  • 40670 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (48 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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