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The Resource Wild swans - Jung Chang, directed by Mischa Scorer for BBC Omnibus, (electronic resource)

Wild swans - Jung Chang, directed by Mischa Scorer for BBC Omnibus, (electronic resource)

Label
Wild swans - Jung Chang
Title
Wild swans - Jung Chang
Statement of responsibility
directed by Mischa Scorer for BBC Omnibus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This epic account of the lives of three generations of Chinese women captures the turbulent transformation of China in the 20th century. Author Jung Chang's grandmother was born into a still feudal society, had her feet bound, and at the age of fifteen became a warlord's concubine. Her daughter, Jung Changs's mother, became a guerrilla fighter against the Chiang Kai-shek regime and rose to high rank after the Communist Party victory. She and her husband later became victims of the Cultural Revolution. They were sent to labor camps where they endured great hardship.Jung Chang spent a childhood in the privileged circle of the communist elite. She briefly became a Red Guard as did most of her contemporaries. As a young student she worshiped Mao until the excesses of the revolution were brought home. After her whole family was denounced, she was exiled to the Himalayas. Leaving the country in 1958 to study in England, she never returned.The film recounts the family history interwoven with archival and contemporary footage. Her mother's visit in 1990 unleashed a flood of memories and revealed information that became the basis for her best-selling book, Wild Swans. In the tradition of Amy Tan, Jung Chang shows how individual lives are transformed by historical forces. This is an unforgettable film
Awards note
  • Association for Asian Studies, 1995
  • Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, 1995
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scorer, Mischa
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
BBC Omnibus
Runtime
59
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chang, Jung
  • Women
Target audience
general
Label
Wild swans - Jung Chang, directed by Mischa Scorer for BBC Omnibus, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650549
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650549/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210359
  • (OCoLC)747798720
Video recording format
other
Label
Wild swans - Jung Chang, directed by Mischa Scorer for BBC Omnibus, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1650549
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650549/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (59 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210359
  • (OCoLC)747798720
Video recording format
other

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