Communist triumph and consolidation, 1945-1971

United States, 1972

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Episode number 3 of Series “China: A Century of Revolution”.
Shows how, in four years after Japan’s defeat, the Communists chased the Nationalists off the mainland and established a People’s Republic in Peking. Discusses how the Communists brought a semblance of order to China, despite hostility from Western powers. The other parts of this 3-part series are Part I Agonies of nationalism, 1800-1927 and Part II Enemies within and without, 1927-1944. Narrated by Joseph Campanella.



Mel Stuart


Ken Rosen

Mel Stuart

production company

Metromedia Producers Corporation






Black and White

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Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Beijing (China)

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → China - History - Civil war, 1945-1949

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → People's Liberation Army (China)


Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → China - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism - China

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → China - History - 20th century

History → China - History - Civil war, 1945-1949

History → China - History - Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969

History → Communism - China

History → History

Places → Beijing (China)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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