Skip to main content
Intellect

Artist in Mao’s China topic for new BYU DVD release

The Brigham Young University David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, in collaboration with Combat Films and Research, recently released “From the Masses to the Masses: An Artist in Mao’s China” on DVD for institutional purchase.

Produced by Eric A. Hyer, BYU associate professor of Chinese politics, with director Dodge Billingsley, the film follows the life of Jin Zhilin, a Chinese artist and professor at the China Central Academy of Fine Art, whose life and career were turned upside down by the political events in post-1949 China.

To purchase the movie, visit combatfilms.com/store_org.asp or the Beyond the Border Web site, beyondtheborder.org/masses.php. For more information, contact Eric A. Hyer at (801) 422-4699.

“Masses” is told in Chinese with English subtitles. Additional features include interviews with Jin and his students, Song Ruxin and Feng Shanyun, artists who hail from northern Shaanxi. A teacher’s guide may also be downloaded from Beyond the Border.

Hyer has studied and traveled extensively in China. He recently visited the country with Billingsley to film “Helen Foster Snow: Witness to Revolution,” and is working on a book called “Defining China: The Politics of China’s Boundary Disputes and Settlements.”

“From the Masses to the Masses: An Artist in Mao’s China” is the third program in the Beyond the Border series, which is a collection of films addressing war, geography, politics, history and current affairs. Produced by Combat Films and Research, the films examine events and trends around the world with an emphasis on international relations.

Related Articles

data-content-type="article"

BYU researchers play central role in state's approval of drought-resistant grass in Utah

July 17, 2024
In the midst of a sweltering heat wave, the state of Utah this week approved a type of grass that will have a critical impact on future water conservation — and a couple of BYU professors (and their students) have been a key part in making it happen.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

It's not rocket science... it's rocket engineering: BYU's Rocketry Team wins big again

July 11, 2024
The BYU Rocketry Team and their Utah-inspired rocket named “Alta” got on the podium three times, earning two first prizes and a second-place finish at the 2024 Spaceport America Cup.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
data-content-type="article"

BYU study reveals fireworks’ impact on air quality

July 01, 2024
Fireworks' dazzling displays bring hidden dangers to Wasatch Front air.
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText= overrideTextAlignment=
overrideBackgroundColorOrImage= overrideTextColor= overrideTextAlignment= overrideCardHideSection=false overrideCardHideByline=false overrideCardHideDescription=false overridebuttonBgColor= overrideButtonText=