Chinese film collection
In October of 2009, the University of South Carolina welcomed an historic gift of films from the People's Republic of China. The gift included nearly 900 titles on 35mm and 16mm film donated by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America (Washington, D.C.). The Embassy collection is of particular interest as a document of cultural diplomacy in that it represents what Chinese officials thought the people of the United States should see and know about China after the normalization of diplomatic relations in 1979. Films include documentaries of life in China, animated films, and full length feature films. The gift was made possible through the combined efforts of the University of South Carolina's Confucius Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University Libraries, with the cooperation of the China Film Archive, the Beijing Film Academy, and Beijing Language and Culture University. The Confucius Institute and the University Libraries are working together to expand the collection.
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1,787,175 feet of film
425 Linear Feet
Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). 707 Catawba St. Columbia, SC 29208.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States of America in 2009.
Part of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) Repository
707 Catawba Street
Columbia SC 29208
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