Discovery stations (continued from last class)
Discussion on Though I am Gone:
Backyard furnaces in Xinyang county, Henan, during the Great Leap Forward in 1959. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Scene from To Live. Character pose for wedding photo in front of the slogan "The working class leads in everything."
First, to use land as a way of viewing the changes that occured in China from 1949 through to the Great Leap Forward. We’ll pick up where we left off with “Constructing Socialism” (slides) and move to the Great Leap.
Second, we’ll reflect on To Live (Huozhe 活着, 1994).
Finally, take about 10 minutes to write a short scene that might have been cut from the film—it could be a scene from before, during, or after the main events of the film take place.