This collections contains materials pertaining to the production of The Pacific Century, a ten-part documentary series produced
by Jigsaw Productions and The Pacific Basin Institute in 1992. Contents include correspondence, production and research files,
licensing and rights documents, photographs, and interview transcripts with historical figures featured in the series.
The Pacific Century is a ten-part documentary series about the political and economic history of the Asia-Pacific region in
the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. A co-production of The Pacific Basin Institute and Jigsaw Productions, the series
recounts such aspects of modern Asian history as industrialization, Western imperialism, nationalist and revolutionary struggles,
the rise of capitalism, and pro-democracy movements. The series also featured original interviews with numerous figures of
historical importance, including Vo Nguyen Gap, Akira Kurosawa, and Beate Sirota Gordon.
The Pacific Century was aired on public broadcasting networks throughout the United States and Canada throughout the 1990s.
The series won the 1993 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program. The series was accompanied by a
companion trade book entitled The Pacific Century: America and Asia in a Changing World, written by Frank Gibney, and a college
telecourse, Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia.
Copyright has been assigned to the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from collection must be submitted in writing to the Pacific Basin Institute archivist.
Collection is open for research.