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Program Title: Through Chinese Women's Eyes
EASC Code: CT-12
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: Other
Subtitles: English
Subject: Sociology
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director: Mayfair Yang
Producer: Women Make Movies
Release Date: 1997
Running Time: 53 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: THROUGH CHINESE WOMEN'S EYES offers an insightful journey into the transformations in the lives of Chinese women over the 20th century. In a fascinating overview, anthropologist/director Mayfair Yang documents the attempts to erase gender differences under Mao, today's changing ideas of femininity, and the crystallization of Chinese feminism at the UN Women's conference in Beijing. As propaganda films and news footage of the 1960's, present day television images, and interview footage from the 1990's mingle in a rich visual history, teachers, karaoke singers, organizers, and others share their lives. This sensitive portrayal of the daily experiences and historical memories of Chinese is essential to an understanding of contemporary feminisms." - Faye Ginsburg, New York University
Data Entry Date: 5/19/2004