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Summary: "An astonishingly candid view of a once-secret nation with rare archival footage, insightful historical commentary and stunning eyewitness accounts from citizens who struggled through China's most decisive century"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2007

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC CHI

Wood, Michael

Summary: Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world's oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years. After a century and a half of foreign invasion, civil war, and revolution, China has once again returned to center stage as a global superpower and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St Martin's Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 951 WOO

Yang, Jisheng

Summary: An account of the famine that killed roughly thirty-six million Chinese during the Great Leap Forward examines how the communist ideologies and collectivization campaigns perpetuated by the country's leaders caused the catastrophe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.8 YAN

Yan, Lan

Summary: "In recounting her family history, Lan Yan brings to life a century of Chinese history from the last emperor to present day, including the Cultural Revolution which tore her childhood apart. The little girl who was crushed by the Cultural Revolution has become one of the most active businesswomen in her country. In telling her and her family's story, she serves up an intimate account of the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 YAN

Summary: Sun Yat-Sen, president of Chinese republic. Short clip of him dressed in suit and tie.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1912

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Summary: "From the Newark Rebellion of 1967 to current day, the city's narrative has been one of revolution with each generation picking up where the previous had left off. WHY IS WE AMERICANS? weighs in on Newark's struggle against oppression through the personal triumphs and tragedies of the Baraka family -- from Amiri's civil rights leadership and ultimate artistic marginalization, to the horrific...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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Shum, Desmond

Summary: "After the Communist Revolution, Desmond Shum's grandfather was marked as belonging to a "black category" that included former landlords and rich peasants--meaning the Shums would be stigmatized and impoverished. As Desmond was growing up, he vowed his life would be different. Through hard work and sheer tenacity Shum earned an American college degree and returned to China to establish himself...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.092 SHU

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