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- 2 videodiscs (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Merson, John.Roberts, David.
- Corporate Author
- Educational Film Services.Film Australia (Organization)
- Credits: Written & conceived by John Merson ; director, David Roberts ; producers, John Merson, David Roberts ; cinematographer, Tony Gailey ; editor, Ray Thomas, Les McLaren ; original music by Nigel Westlake, Michael Askill.Each disc contains two episodes.In English, partial in Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles.Narrator, John Merson.Originally produced in 1989.Summary: The program is an investigation of the dynamic interchange between East and West in the making of the modern world. Pt. 1 recreates the atmosphere of 13th century China and its technology. Sets the stage for the central question of the series: Why did the industrial revolution come in Europe rather that the East? Pt. 2 examines the interplay of conflict between Europe and the East after the arrival of the Jesuits in Asia. Pt. 3 examines the different responses of China and Japan to the threat of Europe. Pt. 4 explores China's most recent past and speculates about its future. It was made before the Students Demonstrations of 1989.This material has been reproduced by on or behalf of the University of Technology Sydney pursuant to s200AB of the Copyright Act 1968.[Disc 1 ]Pt. 1. The price of harmony (55 min.) -- pt. 2. The invention of progress (55 min.) -- [Disc 2] pt. 3. Dreams of wealth and power (55 min.) -- pt. 4. The colour of the cat (55 min.).