C.V. Starr East Asian Library
 

Wan-go H.C. Weng film collection, circa 1944-1980

Series 4: "Chinese History", 1963-1980

The series is also known as the "China: The Enduring Heritage" series. This 13-part series on Chinese history and the affiliated film Buddhism in China were produced by Weng under the auspices of the China Institute in America, an organization for which Weng later served as president for several years in the 1980s. The series was filmed between 1972 and 1974, and was release in 1977. They were initially screened at museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, and the St. Louis Art Museum, then distributed as educational films by the Indiana University Audio-Visual Center on film and later, VHS. As with many of Weng's films, the footage consists largely of Chinese art and artifacts filmed in museums. The museum footage is supplemented by other documentary footage licensed from a variety of sources, including the BBC Film Library, the 1968 film Two Faces of China, directed by Magnum photographer René Burri, and Requiem for a Faith: Tibetan Buddhism, directed by Elda Hartley. The films run approximately 20 minutes each and feature color footage shot silently with English-language narration. Titles include in this series: Episode 1: The Beginnings; Episode 2: The Making of a Civilization; Episode 3: Hundreds of Schools to One; Episode 4: The First Empires; Episode 5: The Great Cultural Mix; Episode 6: The Golden Age; Episode 7: The Heavenly Khan; Episode 8: The Age of Maturity; Episode 9: Under the Mongols; Episode 10: The Restoration; Episode 11: The Manchu Rule; Episode 12: Coming of the West; Episode 13: The Enduring Heritage; Buddhism in China.


Box 1 Container WW0001 Chinese History, Episode 1, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0002 Chinese History, Episode 2, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0003 Chinese History, Episode 3, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0004 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0005 Chinese History, Episode 5, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0006 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0007 Chinese History, Episode 7, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0008 Chinese History, Episode 8, 1973 November 25, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 1 Container WW0009 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0010 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0011 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0012 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0013 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Indiana University; Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0014 Chinese History, Episode 1, 1976 November 23, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0015 Chinese History, Episode 2, 1976 November 23, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0016 Chinese History, Episode 3, 1976 November 23, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0017 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1976 November 23, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 2 Container WW0018 Chinese History, Episode 5, 1976 November 25, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 3 Container WW0019 Chinese History, Episode 7, 1976 November 29, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 3 Container WW0020 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1976 November 29, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: European Colour Prods.


Box 48 Container WW0021 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1975 June 4, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 48 Container WW0022 Chinese History, Episode 7, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: Indiana University


Box 48 Container WW0023 Chinese History, Episode 7, 1975 June 4, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 48 Container WW0024 Chinese History, Episode 8, 1975, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Indiana University


Box 48 Container WW0025 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 3 Container WW0026 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1976 January 30, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer, European Colour Prods.


Box 3 Container WW0030 Chinese History, Episode 8, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 3 Container WW0031 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 3 Container WW0032 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 4 Container WW0033 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 48 Container WW0037 Chinese History, Episode 1, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 48 Container WW0038 Chinese History, Episode 2, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 48 Container WW0039 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 48 Container WW0040 Chinese History, Episode 5, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 48 Container WW0041 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 48 Container WW0042 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 48 Container WW0043 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 48 Container WW0044 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 49 Container WW0045 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 49 Container WW0046 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 49 Container WW0047 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 8 Container WW0052 Chinese History, Episode 1, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0053 Chinese History, Episode 2, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0054 Chinese History, Episode 3, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0055 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0056 Chinese History, Episode 5, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0057 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0058 Chinese History, Episode 7, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0059 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1 film reels


Box 8 Container WW0060 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1976 November 17, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng.


Box 5 Container WW0061 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1 film reels


Box 5 Container WW0062 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1 film reels


Box 5 Container WW0063 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1 film reels


Box 49 Container WW0066 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 49 Container WW0067 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 49 Container WW0068 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 49 Container WW0069 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: Indiana University


Box 49 Container WW0070 Chinese History, Episode 3, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 49 Container WW0071 Chinese History, Episode 5, 1980 September 16, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Producer: Indiana University


Box 5 Container WW0076 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1 film reels


Box 50 Container WW0074 Chinese History, Episode 8, 1975 July 2, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 7 Container WW0091A Chinese History, Episode 2, 1975 September 10, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 7 Container WW0091B, WW0092 Chinese History, Episode 2, 1975 September 10, 2 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 7 Container WW0093A Chinese History, Episode 3, 1976 February 18, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng.


Box 7 Container WW0093B, WW0094 Chinese History, Episode 3, 1976 February 18, 2 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng.


Box 7 Container WW0095A Chinese History, Episode 4, 1975 October 15, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 7 Container WW0095B, WW0096 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1975 October 15, 2 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng]. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 21 Container WW0097A Chinese History, Episode 9, 1975 November 6, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 21 Container WW0097B, WW0098 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1975 November 6, 2 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 21 Container WW0099A Chinese History, Episode 10, 1975 October 31, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 21 Container WW0099B, WW0100 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1975 October 31, 2 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 21 Container WW0101A Chinese History, Episode 11, 1976 February 18, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 21 Container WW0101B, WW0102 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1976 February 18, 2 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 22 Container WW0103A Chinese History, Episode 12, 1975 December 17, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 22 Container WW0103B, WW0104 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1975 December 17, 2 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 22 Container WW0105A Chinese History, Episode 13, 1975 December 16, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 22 Container WW0105B, WW0106 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1975 December 16, 2 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 14 Container WW0154A Chinese History, 6 Reels


Box 14 Container WW0154B Chinese History, 6 Reels


Box 14 Container WW0155A Chinese History, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 14 Container WW0155B Chinese History, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 14 Container WW0156A Chinese History, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 14 Container WW0156B Chinese History, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions


Box 12 Container WW0144 Chinese History, 1 film reels


Box 11 Container WW0150 Chinese History, 1 film reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng.


Box 15 Container WW0175A Chinese History, 1974 June 14, 21 Reels


Box 15 Container WW0175B Chinese History, 1974 June 14, 21 Reels


Box 16 Container WW0178A Chinese History, 1972 September 24, 9 Reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng.


Box 16 Container WW0178B Chinese History, 1972 September 24, 1 Reels

Producer: Wan-go Weng.


Box 18 Container WW0210 Chinese History, 1 film reels

Producer: [Wan-go Weng].


Box 47 Container WW0337 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1 film reels


Box 38 Container WW0349A Chinese History, 1 film reels


Box 38 Container WW0349B Chinese History, 1 film reels


Box 36 Container WW0352A Chinese History, 9 Reels

Content Summary: Individual titles of rolls: R259 "White moving clouds" ; WK PT. "Maine Sea" ; Ali Shan/"Cloud rising I" ; Taiwan 水流石 ; "Sun" color, WK PRINT 28E-4 ; "埔里/仙人桥" ; w.p. "Lotus" ; WORKPRINT "Mt. Desert Island" ; WK PR. "Diamond/Dry ice" ; wk print "日(全光)" ; "火 = Fire, Policeman" ; WK PT. "Incense smoke" ; "Fireplace, fire" ; WK PT. "Full setting sun" ; "海" ; "Clouds" 5/9.6-10


Box 38 Container WW0352B Chinese History, 7 Reels


Box 36 Container WW0353A Chinese History, 8 Reels

Content Summary: Individual titles of rolls: "日月潭" (not so good, shot3) ; "Montavk sun rise" (WK PR.) ; "阿里山- 雲依峯/霧陰晦" ; "阿里山(日出)" ; WK PRINT "Moutavk sunrise/Fire (small) ; Candles/New moon" ; "Splash on rock" ; reel 1 - head "Nature" (Sunrise smoke/Maine Sea) taken out ; reel 5 -head "Nature" - Sun with lightling ; RSD SETTING SUN (mildly purple) ; NARA MORNING MIST (7) 及塔 ; 竹林 (台湾) ; 人止関 PAN UP- ; 粼粼水日月潭 ; 日月潭远景 ; 人止関 PAN-1 Pine to cloud ; Mountain in lasting mist


Box 38 Container WW0353B Chinese History, 8 Reels


Box 40 Container WW0354A Chinese History, 1975 June 18, 5 Reels

Content Summary: Container: individual titles of rolls: Grinberg floods ; ORIG for BG for 甲乙丙丁 film (1), "Film #2" R.A. SF. 142, 6/18/75 ; ORIG - 11: Ch'ing T'ai-Tsung ; 13: Artifacts of Neolithic + Shan (Film Dimensions) ; ORIG for Optkal / Chariot film (1)(6/13/75) ; Film 8: HI-CON ORIG Five dyn with dates ; Ekta master for OPT./BBC cart, GRINBERG flood ; Hi-CON ORIG MO-TI "FILM 408" (Film Dimemsions) ; Hands Hi-CON ; 9: Loom for silk weaving ; 10: Mulberry leaves (9/26/75) ; ORIG CUT for 1: Clouds; 2: Kneeling figure ; Film Dimensions B Roll #5F-123 ; ORIG - UNUSED MOTI - HANDS COLOR ; film Dimensions "Film #408" R-A 5G 147 (7/23/75) ; ORIG - 1: Title BKGD - Ali evening clouds; MASTER - 4: Kneeling figure -BBC


Box 40 Container WW0354B Chinese History, 1975 June 18, 5 Reels


Box 40 Container WW0354C Chinese History, 1975 June 18, 4 Reels


Box 40 Container WW0358A Chinese History, 1 film reels


Box 36 Container WW0358B Chinese History, 1 film reels


Box 40 Container WW0361A Chinese History, Episode 13, 1 film reels


Box 40 Container WW0361B Chinese History, Episode 13, 1 film reels


Box 41 Container WW0361C Chinese History, Episode 13, 3 film reels


Box 45 Container WW0362 Chinese History, 1 film reels


Box 41 Container WW0367 Chinese History, 1974 February 19, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng.


Box 41 Container WW0369 Chinese history, 1974 February 19, 1 film reels

Producer: Wango Weng.


Box 42 Container WW0325 China : the enduring heritage. Film 1, The beginnings, 1 film reels


Box 42 Container WW0326 China : the enduring heritage. Film 2, the making of a civilization, 1 film reels


Box 42 Container WW0324 China : the enduring heritage. Film 3, Hundred schools to one, 1 film reels


Box 42 Container WW0327 China : the enduring heritage. Film 4, The first empires, 1 film reels


Box 42 Container WW0328 China : the enduring heritage. Film 5, The great cultural mix, 1 film reels


Box 42 Container WW0377 China : the enduring heritage. Film 6, The golden age, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 42 Container WW0376 China : the enduring heritage. Film 7, The heavenly Khan, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 42 Container WW0375 China : the enduring heritage. Film 8, The age of maturity, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 42 Container WW0374 China : the enduring heritage. Film 9, Under the Mongols, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 43 Container WW0373 China : the enduring heritage. Film 10, The restoration, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 43 Container WW0372 China : the enduring heritage. Film 11, The Manchu rule, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 43 Container WW0371 China : the enduring heritage. Film 12, Coming of the West, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 43 Container WW0370 China : the enduring heritage. Film 13, The enduring heritage, 1 film reels

Content Summary: China Institute in America (125 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10021)


Box 39 Container WW0385 Chinese History, Episode 7, 1 film reels


Box 39 Container WW0386 Chinese History, Episode 1, 1 film reels


Box 39 Container WW0387 Chinese History, Episode 10, 1 film reels


Box 39 Container WW0388 Chinese History, Episode 3, 1 film reels


Box 39 Container WW0389 Chinese History, Episode 5, 1 film reels


Box 43 Container WW0391 Chinese History, Episode 8, 1 film reels


Box 43 Container WW0392 Chinese History, Episode 11, 1 film reels


Box 43 Container WW0393 Chinese History, Episode 12, 1 film reels


Box 43 Container WW0394 Chinese History, Episode 4, 1 film reels


Box 27 Container WW0395 Chinese History, Episode 9, 1 film reels


Box 27 Container WW0396 Chinese History, Episode 2, 1 film reels


Box 27 Container WW0397 Chinese History, Episode 6, 1 film reels


Box 27 Container WW0400B Chinese History, Episode 10, 1 film reels


Box 27 Container WW0400C Chinese History, Episode 2, 1 film reels


Box 45 Container WW0400D Chinese History, Episode 9; Chinese History, Episode 13, 5 Reels


Box 23 Container WW0402A Chinese History, 8 Reels


Box 46 Container WW0400A Chinese History, Episode 1, 1 film reels


Box 46 Container WW0402B Chinese History, Episode 7, 1 Reels


Box 46 Container WW0402C Chinese History, Episode 8, 1 Reels


Box 46 Container WW0402D Chinese History, 8 Reels


Box 44 Container WW0406 Chinese History, Episode 13, 1 film reels


Box 49 Container WW0064A Buddhism in China, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 49 Container WW0064B Buddhism in China, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 3 Container WW0028 Buddhism in China, 1972 March 7, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 3 Container WW0029 Buddhism in China, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 4 Container WW0036A Buddhism in China, 1972 February 29, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 4 Container WW0036B Buddhism in China, 1972 February 29, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 50 Container WW0073 Buddhism in China, 1972 November 4, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 11 Container WW0164 Buddhism in China, 1963, 3 Reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 16 Container WW0173A Buddhism in China, 9 Reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 16 Container WW0173B Buddhism in China, 9 Reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 15 Container WW0170 Buddhism in China, 8 Reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 15 Container WW0174A Buddhism in China, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 15 Container WW0174B Buddhism in China, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.


Box 13 Container WW0181 Buddhism in China, 1 film reels

Written: Wan-go Weng. Producer: Wan-go Weng. Production Co.: Film Demensions, Inc.