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This week’s discussion centers on Yellow Earth (Chen Kaige, 1984). Professor in the ANEL department and former IC co-director Steve Riep talks about Yellow Earth in the context of the post Chinese Revolution. This podcast explores the changes that a new generation of Chinese filmmakers brought to the cinema of the 80s, the role of music and the lyrics used in the film, the status of peasants and women in Northern China, and the role of Communism in 1939 Chinese society.