China, A Century in Revolution

China, A Century in Revolution
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China in Revolution
China in Revolution charts the country's most violent era where decades of civil war and foreign invasions led to the bloody battle for power between Mao Zedong and Chiang Kai-shek.
The Mao Years
The Mao Years examines the turbulent era of Mao's attempts to forge a "new China" from the war-ravaged and poverty-stricken nation.
Born Under the Red Flag
Mao's death begins BORN UNDER THE RED FLAG, which follows the country's new leadership of Deng Xiaoping and its unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid of communist-centralized politics with an…

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The Mao Years
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Born Under the Red Flag
Mao's death begins BORN UNDER THE RED FLAG, which follows the country's new leadership of Deng Xiaoping and its unlikely transformation into an extraordinary hybrid of communist-centralized politics with an ever-expanding free market economy.
Singapore 1942: End of Empire
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Readymade - The Lives of Chairman Mao Impersonators
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Sanlidong - A Portrait of Coal Miners in China
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Golden Gate Girls - Esther Eng: A Pioneering Asian-American Filmmaker
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