Fine rain [videorecording] : politics and folk songs in China = Mao mao yu / written, produced and directed by Meera Jaffrey
Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 
1 videodisc (ca. 58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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"Whether they were crafted to spread Mao's message of class struggle or spun from the fabric of everyday life, Chinese folk songs carry with them immense historical and cultural importance. This program examines a wide range of songs and melodies from the country's pre-Communist era to the Cultural Revolution, energized by a rich progression of archival footage, photographs, interviews, and present-day renditions sung in homes and on street corners. The origins, meanings, and political impact of several well-known songs are described, along with an illustration of jianpu, the traditional Chinese system of musical notation, and the distinction between haozi, or workmen's songs, and the urban style known as xiaodiao."--Container.