China in Change: Today’s Past

Glenda Jackson explores China through the eyes of the grandparents of families in rural China.

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Year Produced: 1983
Running time: 27 minutes
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Part of a four part series on the changes taking place in China and the effects on individual people, presented by Glenda Jackson.

“Granny is head of the family. She arranges everything and handles the money. She was married at sixteen and had seven children. She and her husband met only just before the marriage ceremony. She still has vivid memories of their life before liberation…”Glenda Jackson takes part in the life of an extended family in rural China. She explores twith some very people the pain and courage of the past. These memories are illustrated by some rare pre-Revolution film.

The imagery and film quality may not be to modern standards but is useful for historical use.

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