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Ancient China (1996)    

Number: Gold 1

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Country: Chinese, 50 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Documentary

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Medium: Original DVD,

Plot Outline: From the creation legend of Panku to the demise of the Han Dynasty, this program traces Chinese history and explores the roots of Chinese culture today. Visit the Great Wall of China as scholars discuss why it remains even today a symbol of oppression, exemplified in the legend of the weeping woman; the Imperial Palace and how it exemplifies Chinese beliefs in harmony; and the Beijing Opera, whose works are an elaborate retelling of traditional folktales. The influences of Buddhism, ancestor worship, and Taoism in China are also discussed, along with stunning footage of the Buddhist caves and the terra-cotta army.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017