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Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, and Chiang Kai-Shek on Film

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Red Chinese Battle Plan is an anti-communist China propaganda film that contains powerful footage from China, Vietnam, Cuba, and more during the years 1921-64. It charts the rise of Mao and the People’s Republic government, painting China, “the Yellow Peril,” as more of a threat to the U.S. than even the U.S.S.R. Scenes from China include the young Mao speaking to and leading communist revolutionaries, battles between the Nationalist army and communist guerrilla fighters, posters of Mao and Chiang Kai-shek, a show with dancers and balloons in Peking, Japanese planes bombing Shanghai, Chinese farm workers, starving Chinese peasants, and Chinese leaders signing deals with various world leaders such as Nikita Khrushchev. Though the film possesses an undeniably bombastic and jingoistic tone, it contains valuable documentation of this important time in the history of China.

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