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Pacific Basin Institute

Overview
Works: 45 works in 278 publications in 1 language and 2,994 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Short films  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Disaster films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Other, pub
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Most widely held works by Pacific Basin Institute
Reinventing Japan( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the allied relationship that developed between the U.S. and Japan following WW II. Set to the sounds of big band jazz, the program tells the stories of real men and women - both American and Japanese - who lived through the Occupation. Reveals the unexpected results of America's ambitious efforts to mold Japan into its own image and analyzes the astonishing present-day consequences
The Two coasts of China( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the clash of Western and Chinese cultures as China's ports were transformed into trading centers and technological advances displaced traditional ways of working and living. As a result of China's slowness to change, her power and influence over the Pacific theater quickly diminished, and Japan stepped into the forefront. Stories of the Mongol Invasions, Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion are recreated using original production footage shot in Mongolia, China, Japan and Southeast Asia
From the barrel of a gun by Steven Talley( Visual )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the revolution began by Asia's political leaders following WW II. Shows how the Pacific war, the cultural revolution in China and the Vietnam War stem from the roots of nationalism. The end of colonial dominance and the subsequent rise of nationalism and communism are told through the lives of Ho Chi Minh, The Vietnamese revolutionary, and Sukarno, the founding father of Indonesia
The Fight for democracy( Visual )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the struggle for democracy in South Korea. Discusses South Korea's economic development and the government's policies, including loans to companies such as Hyundai, where the lifting of the government ban on unions led to conflict with workers. The documentary examines Korea's political history from its beginnings through Japanese occupation, the Korean War, the uprising in Kwangju in 1980, and the massive protests of 1987, to the present. Analyzes historical Anti-American attitudes and today's grassroots political movements
Inside Japan, Inc( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the economic miracle of post-war Japan and the increasing tensions between Japan and the United States because of Japan's resolve to control its own economic destiny
Writers & revolutionaries( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Lu Xun, China's greatest modern writer, and Kita Ikki, the famous Japanese philosopher, are highlighted. Both revolutionaries explored the traditional strengths and weaknesses of their societies, with Lu Xun writing scathing satires aimed at China's ineffective leadership. Kita Ikki, on the other hand, watched with alarm as his radical teachings were distorted by right wing extremists and used to design a monstrous blueprint for a Japanese world empire. Details how China became vulnerable to the threat of the encroaching Japanese
The Meiji revolution( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Commodore Perry's expedition and the ensuing trade treaty with the U.S. which ended Japan's 250-year seclusion. Mobilized by the charismatic leader, Emperor Meiji, Japan reorganized its society and cast aside centuries of tradition to become the first industrially under-developed nation to become a modern world power. Uses excerpts from feature films, woodblock prints, photographs and production footage
Collision course( Visual )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collision Course traces the dramatic rise and fall of workplace cooperation at Eastern Airlines. In so doing, the film uncovers the deep-seated assumptions which underlie our culture of industrial relations and prevent us from breaking out of our industrial impasse. Collision Course begins in 1983 with Eastern hurtling towards bankruptcy, beset by years of labor-management hostility, high wage cuts, and a poor service record. An informative history traces this adversarial relationship back to the dawn of the wage system and the rise of scientific management. When Eastern once again demanded wage cuts, the machinist union responded with a bold counter-proposal reconceiving the traditional "wage bargain" by giving workers both a 25% ownership stake and an unprecedented say in the company. It was the most profound change in labor-management relations in any major American Company. The results were stunning. Autonomous work teams took over the shop floor. Wage increases were tied to productivity improvements. Encouraged to use their brains, newly motivated "cost teams" invented ways to save the airline $100 million. Yet when competitive pressures re-emerged, the innovative agreement was pulled apart by the very people who put it together. In 1986, Eastern was sold to Frank Lorenzo's notoriously anti-union Texas Air and soon thereafter went down in flames. Eastern's rise and fall provides a vital case study of the do's, don'ts, and maybe's of workplace cooperation
Meiji : Asia's response to the west( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the clash of Western and Chinese cultures as China's ports were transformed into trading centers and technological advances displaced traditional ways of working and living. As a result of China's slowness to change, her power and influence over the Pacific theater quickly diminished, and Japan stepped into the forefront. Stories of the Mongol Invasions, Opium Wars and the Boxer Rebellion are recreated using original production footage shot in Mongolia, China, Japan and Southeast Asia
Manufacturing miracles : a Japanese firm reinvents itself( Visual )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how Mazda formalized labor-management consultation throughout the firm and invested heavily in comprehensive training, eventually transforming itself into an integrated "neural network," continually responsive to a rapidly changing global economy
People and productivity : we learn from the Japanese by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines some of the key ideas from the Japanese business philosophy and how these attitudes help to improve productivity and employee relations
The Pacific century( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of Lu Xun, China's greatest modern writer, and Kita Ikki, the famous Japanese philosopher, are highlighted. Both revolutionaries explored the traditional strengths and weaknesses of their societies, with Lu Xun writing scathing satires aimed at China's ineffective leadership. Kita Ikki, on the other hand, watched with alarm as his radical teachings were distorted by right wing extremists and used to design a monstrous blueprint for a Japanese world empire. Details how China became vulnerable to the threat of the encroaching Japanese
The Pacific century( Visual )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronts the economic, political, and cultural challenges that must be faced to secure America's future as a global player in the Pacific Basin region
Forum( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pacific century( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the allied relationship that developed between the U.S. and Japan following WW II. Set to the sounds of big band jazz, the program tells the stories of real men and women-- both American and Japanese-- who lived through the Occupation. Reveals the unexpected results of America's ambitious efforts to mold Japan into its own image and analyzes the astonishing present-day consequences
 
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Alternative Names
Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College

PBI

PBI (Pacific Basin Institute)

Pomona College

Pomona College Claremont, Calif. Pacific Basin institute

Pomona College Pacific Basin Institute

Languages
English (149)