Film Screening: The Revolutionary

Sponsored by Center for East Asian Studies


Thursday, November 29, 2012
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
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Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building
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Sidney Rittenberg arrived in China as a GI Chinese language expert at the end of World War II. Discharged there, he joined the Chinese Communist Party, and was an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath. An intimate of the Party’s leadership, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, he gained prominence at the Broadcast Administration, one of the most important agencies of government. But in the convulsions of a giant country constantly reinventing itself, he twice ran afoul of the leadership, and served a total of 16 years in solitary confinement. He returned to the United States in 1980.

Irv Drasnin 
Producer, Writer, Interviewer, Narrator 

Lucy Ostrander 

Don Sellers 
Producer, Director of Photography, Editor 

Joel Goodman 

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FREE Tickets available online at Stanford Ticketing or at Annenberg prior to start of screening. 

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