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Choice for a Chinese woman : enlightenment in a Buddhist convent

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Alternate title:Enlightenment in a Buddhist convent
Summary:Portrait of a Chinese teenager from a poor rural family who ran away to a Buddhist convent. The film examines life in the convent and the religious conventions and convictions of everyday people trained since the Maoist revolution to disdain religion. Follows the transformation of this young girl in her search for peace and enlightenment.
Contributor:Krauter, Uwe
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Provider:Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Place of origin – Settlement:Princeton
Topical subjects:Buddhist nuns -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Teenage girls -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Poor teenagers -- China -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Monastic and religious life of women -- China -- History -- 20th century
Buddhist convents -- China -- History -- 20th century
Buddhism -- China -- History -- 20th century
China -- Religion -- 20th century
China -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Credits:Script and direction, Uwe Krauter.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Religion
Films@UM Browse terms:China
Religion, Philosophy
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