ERIC Number: ED201566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
ASIA: Half the Human Race. A Viewer's Guide.
Lautz, Terry E., Ed.; Willey, Fay
This publication is a viewer's guide for a 1979 CBS summer television series on Asia. It is also designed to be used independently of the TV series. The TV series included a mixture of lectures and interviews, complemented by examples of Asian art, music, and dance. The guide supplements each of the thirty programs in the series with maps, visuals, and background materials. Part one of the guide includes an introduction to each program, followed by suggestions for discussion questions and further reading. Books which can be considered as texts for the series are indicated by an asterisk. The suggested discussion questions raise issues addressed in the programs and in the readings. Part two, a special section on "Asia, Yesterday and Today," is written by Fay Willey of Newsweek, and provides a capsule summary of the history of 19 Asian nations along with a detailed review of recent political, social, and economic trends in each country. The profiles are intended to be read in conjunction with the appropriate program in the series. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Asian History, Asian Studies, Educational Television, Higher Education, Oriental Music, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.; China Council of the Asia Society, Washington, DC.
Note: Photographs and maps may not reproduce clearly from EDRS in microfiche.