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Teaching Resources to Accompany the Feature Article “China’s Great Leap Forward”

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These teaching resources accompany Clayton Brown’s article “China’s Great Leap Forward” in Education About Asia 17, no. 3 (2012): 29–34.

To Live

MGM World Films, 2003,video and dvd release, 2007 English subtitles, black and white and color

Many insightful narratives of the Great Leap Forward exist that work well in the classroom. Although its scope is broader than the Great Leap Forward, the film To Live depicts both the enthusiasm and tragic consequences of the campaign. Directed by Zhang Yimou, To Live was released in 1994 under the title Huozhe. Although it was banned in China, it received accolades abroad and is readily available with English subtitles, especially on YouTube. china: a century of revolution zeitgeist studios, 2002 DVD, 360 minutes, English Part Two in the documentary series China: A Century of Revolution includes a one-hour segment on the Great Leap with an overview of the disaster supplemented with eyewitness accounts ranging from peasants to officials on YouTube.

China: A Century of Revolution

Zeitgeist Studios, 2002 dvd, 360 minutes, English

Part Two in the documentary series China: A Century of Revolution includes a one-hour segment on the Great Leap with an overview of the disaster supplemented with eyewitness accounts ranging from peasants to officials on YouTube.

 

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