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Shirley MacLaine discusses her travels to China. Includes passages from her book "You Can Get There From Here." Includes Chinese children chanting. Includes a clip from an interview with Dr. Joshua Horn.
Northwestern University professor of Slavic languages and literature Irwin Weil discusses his trip to China to attend an international meeting of teachers in Russian and Russian literature. He also briefly discusses notable Russian writers. Weil sings several unnamed Russian and Chinese folk songs throughout and reads “I Loved You” - Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin.
Interviewing Paul Linn.
Ms. Russell was a social worker with the YWCA in China from 1917-1943, and the executive director of the Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy from 1946-1952. Ms Russell speaks of her time and work in China, about U.S./China relations and the cultural revolution taking place in China. Includes excerpt of Joshua Horn talking about a worker who got burned while working at a steel factory in China. He speaks of the outpouring help for the man from the community of Shanghi.(1934055-3-1)
Interviewing Martin Bernal, British scholar of Chinese political history. He discusses various aspects of Chinese history, including the Cultural Revolution, communism, and Chairman Mao.
Actor and author Lois Wheeler Snow discusses her book “China on Stage,” and shares her experiences in China, primarily involving ballet, opera, and plays.
The Peking Opera and "Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy" are among topics discussed in Lois Wheeler Snow's book, "China on Stage: An American Actress in the People's Republic". While visiting China, Snow learned the Chinese plays were both of the traditionally old ways and of the new revolutionary ways. Snow also adds that performances of Chinese acrobatics is like nothing in the United States.
Jonathan Spence, author and Yale University history professor, talks about his book "God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan." He discusses Hong Xiuquan who believed himself to be the son of God. Spence begins his interview explores how Christianity came to China and how Hong came into contact with its teachings. He explains Hong's belief that the Qing dynasty was an enemy government that needed to be overthrown which led to the Taiping Rebellion.
Discussing the books "Childhood" and "The Confession of a Disloyal European" (both published by Lakeview Press) with the author Jan Myrdal.