Misunderstanding China

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Misunderstanding China

  • 1972 ----- color ----- 52 min ----- 16mm/vhs
  • Produced just prior to President Nixon's visit to China, this film explores the historical American attitudes about China. With clips from Hollywood films, old newsreels and government propaganda films, Misunderstanding China demonstrates that America's view of China has been based upon stereotypes and ignorance. The recent rapprochement between China and the United States will not significantly change these stereotypes unless Americans are willing to view China objectively ``. . . no matter whether we like what we see or not!''
  • Topics: (China, Far Eastern Studies, Political Science: American)