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Morning Sun

DVD

117 minutes
Source: Center for Asian American Media

This film presents China's Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976) from the perspective of the generation that came of age in the 1960s and others. Incorporating archival and propaganda footage, it explores the events, culture, and legacy of the Cultural Revolution through interviews with Red Guard participants as well as victims.

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Scholar Rana Mitter describes the evolution of China into a fledgling republic.

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Red Scarf Girl (DVD)

Ji-Li Jiang brings her memoir to life in this film, telling her personal story of survival during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century--China’s Cultural Revolution.

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Teaching Red Scarf Girl

Use this guide to Ji-li Jiang’s engaging memoir set during the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution in China to help students explore themes of conformity, obedience, and prejudice.

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