Popular Post StChris Posted November 7, 2020 at 10:25 AM Popular Post Report Share Posted November 7, 2020 at 10:25 AM I just discovered today that a channel I often watch for their movie reviews also have a really good history series, where they summarise all the significant events that occurred in China that year (starting with 1978). Each episode covers a single year and is around 10-20 minutes long. They pretty much touch all aspects of life (politics, popular culture, sport, economy etc) and the shows are well edited, with lots of interesting archival footage. Even better, they provide pretty good English subtitles too, so you can enjoy them whatever your Chinese level. Here's the recent 1982 episode as an example. It details the breaks being put on the 改革开放 policy, Coca Cola's overly "capitalist" marketing techniques incurring the ire of the party, Thatcher meeting Deng, Michael Jackson and much more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJwwpzSx-ec https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1Af4y1q7Tw?from=search The fact that the channel is also available in China raises an interesting question - what happens when the show gets to 1989? Staring the show in 1978, rather than say 1968, itself avoids some uncomfortable events. Maybe the series will stop in 1988? Of course, there could be some other, less famous, events that happened in 1978-88 that get left out for "reasons". If anyone knowledgeable about the period spot any glaring omissions, or have any interesting personal insights, then please point them out. Maybe some of our more senior members even visited or worked in China during this period. I would love to hear any personal memories. 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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