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April 9th 1971 Diaoyutai Sovereignty Defense League (Tiao Yu Tai Sovereignty Defense League) Rally at Portsmouth Square and U.S. Federal Building; KQED: Report on the Diaoyutai Islands (or Tiao Yu Tai Islands) Dispute Between China and Japan; KPFA Report on Chinese Professors in the U.S. Letter to the Government in Taiwan in Response to Japanese Occupation of Diaoyutai (or Tiao Yu Tai) Islands; Radio Broadcast of Madalyn Murray O'Hair in Support of Atheism
Yuen, Hoh-Kun
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UC Berkeley, Ethnic Studies Library
California Revealed from Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley
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[Side A] (1971-04-09) H.K. Yuen narrates the Portsmouth Square Rally sponsored by the Diaoyutai Islands Sovereignty Defense League (or Tiao Yu Tai Islands Sovereignty Defense League). The League's spokesman, John Pow (or John Pou), anounces a meeting for that night at the Graduate Lounge in Stephens Hall on the UC Berkeley campus to discuss the day's mass protests plans for the future (00:00-7:12). KQED report by Edward Radenzel on the Diayutai Islands (or Tiao Yu Tai Islands) dispute between China and Japan prompted by the discovery of the sub-sea oil fields in the region. Victor Wong, a Chinese-American student, recounts his experience at the Portsmouth Square Rally, detailing the excitement and anger that he saw. (07:13-13:51)(1971-04-08) Radio broadcast on KPFA covers the story 500 Chinse professors in the U.S. who sent a letter to the Taiwan government. The speaker mentions the Diaoyutai Islands Sovereignty Defense League's (or Tiao Yu Tai Islands Sovereignty Defense League) announcement of the the League's plan to sponsor a demonstration at Portsmouth Square in San Francisco followed by marches and protests rallies at the Consulate of the Republic of China, the Japanese Consulate, and the United States Federal Building (13:52-16:15). Radio news reporter describes the on-going dispute over the Diaoyutai (or Tiao Yu Tai) Islands between China and Japan. (16:14-18:02) Protesters gather in front of the United States Federal building in San Francisco to rally against the U.S. and Japanese governments' invasion of the Diaoyutai (or Tiao Yu Tai) Islands. Felicia Oldfather, a coordinator of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars and a graduate student at UC Berkeley, speaks at the rally in support of the movement. (18:03-27:40) [Side B] Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist activist, speaks on a radio broadcast in support of atheism and the separation of church and state. (00:00-15:08) (1971-04-09) H.K Yuen reports from Portsmouth Square as people gather to protest the Japanese occupation of the Diaoyutai (or Tiao Yu Tai) Islands. Protesters sing and chant while at the Square. Later, Yuen narrates as demonstrators march to the U.S. Federal Building in San Francisco and Felicia Oldfather speaks in front of the demonstrators. (15:09-35:36:58). Digitization made possible through a Recordings at Risk grant from the Council of Libraries and Information Resources.
2-track mono
1/4 inch audio tape
BANC MSS 2005/290c Carton 210 Reel 7a
cueth_000222_a, cueth_000222_b
Ethnic Studies Library, University of California, Berkeley
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