China: The Roots of Madness (1967)

This film covers China's political history including Mao Tse-tung, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Nationalist - Communist victory. Made possible by a donation from John and Paige Curran. An introduction to the complex state and cultural ambivalence of China. The programme covers a period of one hundred and seventy years. The visuals include lithographs and line drawings from the early 1800's, still photographs from mid-century, early footage from Burton Holmes, Pearl Buck, Reuters newsmen and current footage. Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States. This film covers China's political history, including Mao Tse-tung, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Nationalist-Communist victory. From the Central Intelligence Agency Securities and Exchange Commission.

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China: The Roots of Madness; National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 - 12/04/1981);

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China's Missing Children (2010)

It is estimated that more than 70,000 children go missing in China every year, an average of 192 a day. Child trafficking is seen as a growing problem in China, despite government attempts to crack down on it. What can be done to stop the black market trade of children in China?

The China Google Debate (April 2010)

The future of Google, the world's most popular search engine, may be in doubt in China. US-based Google says it is prepared to end operations in China after uncovering a string of cyberspace attacks on email accounts including those of some Chinese human rights activists. Despite strict controls limiting what Chinese citizens can access online, Google says it will no longer censor its search results, even if it means abandoning the biggest Internet market in the world.

Google shuts down in China?

Google shuts China search site

Google Redirects Search Off Chinese Mainland


They Chose China - 2005 (Shui-Bo Wang)

In this feature documentary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Shuibo Wang (Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square) aims his camera at the astonishing story of 21 American soldiers who opted to stay in China after the Korean War ended in 1954. Back home in the United States, McCarthyism was at its height and many Americans believed these men were brainwashed by Chinese communists. But what really happened? Using never-before-seen footage from the Chinese camps and interviews with former POWs and their families, They Chose China tells the fascinating stories of these forgotten American dissidents.

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Thunderbirds in China - 1974 (Les Rose)

In this documentary, the members of the University of British Columbia's Thunderbirds hockey team travel to China to demonstrate their skills to the new teams in the East. While hockey there still has a long way to go, this film leaves no doubt that the Chinese players are up to the challenge. A film propelled by discoveries, it goes a long way to providing insight into the differences between East and West.

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China Mission: The Chester Ronning Story - 1980 (Tom Radford)

Tom Radford's documentary chronicles the life of Chester Ronning, best remembered for his close and longstanding relationship with China. Over the course of his life, Ronning worked as a cowboy, ambassador, college president, missionary and a member of the Alberta legislature. But throughout all of his careers, his lifelong ambition was to explain China to the western world. His story is a rare example of the meeting of East and West in a compassionate, remarkable man.

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Inside Fighting China - 1942 (Universal Pictures)

This wartime newsreel from 1942 documents the efforts of China to deal with Japanese aggression.

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North China Factory - 1980 (Tony Ianzelo & Boyce Richardson)

This documentary from 1980 depicts a factory community in China where over six thousand workers process, spin and weave raw cotton into 90 million yards of high-quality cloth per year. Also seen are the workers' residential, social, recreational and educational facilities, all of which are located on factory property. The film presents an engrossing study of a lifestyle that is very different from that of the Western world.

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Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square - 1998 (Shui-Bo Wang)

Shui-Bo Wang's feature documentary is a visual autobiography of an artist who grew up in China during the historic upheavals of the ‘60s, '70s and '80s. A rich collage of original artwork and family and archival photographs presents a personal perspective on the turbulent Cultural Revolution and the years that followed. For Shui-Bo Wang and others of his generation, Tiananmen Square was the central symbol of the new China – a society to be based on equality and cooperation. This animated documentary artfully traces Shui-Bo's roots and his own life journey as he struggles to sort through ideology and arrive at truth.

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A Song for Tibet - 1991

Filmed in the Indian Himalayas and in Canada, A Song for Tibet tells the dramatic story of the efforts by Tibetans in exile, including the Dalai Lama, to save their homeland and preserve their heritage against overwhelming odds. Since the invasion of their territory by China in the late 1950s, Tibetans have been struggling for cultural and political survival.

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