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Context of production

Context of production considers the social, historical, and cultural conditions in which a text is created. It considers elements such as the author’s background, historical influences, the dominant ideas and attitudes of the time the text is set, and so.

Li Cunxin talks about his incredible story of bravery, courage and determination on how he overcame adversity to become one of the world's best ballet dancers.


Mao Zedong swimming in a river in 1966.




History of change



Ghosh, I. (2021, May 21). 70 years of China’s economic growth in one chart. Visual Capitalist.

From the Kinolibrary archive film collections.

Life in China, Far East.


Mao Zedong

Deng Xiaoping

Compiled and created by Luciana Cavallaro December 2021 | Updated November 2022