The Resource China: : Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong & Shanghai, Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. ; producer, Sterling Noren ; director/script, Jim Watt, (electronic resource)

China: : Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong & Shanghai, Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. ; producer, Sterling Noren ; director/script, Jim Watt, (electronic resource)

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China: : Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong & Shanghai
Title
China:
Title remainder
Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong & Shanghai
Statement of responsibility
Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. ; producer, Sterling Noren ; director/script, Jim Watt
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When U.S. President Richard M. Nixon descended the steps into history on his first visit to China in 1972 only the most prescient of futurist could have predicted the meteoric growth and transformation that the Peoples Republic of China has experienced in the subsequent decades. Beijing has an amazing history exemplified by three of the city's most impressive historic attractions: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Early mornings many Chinese start their day with tai chi chuan at the Temple of Heaven, a calm and controlled exercise of the body and mind. The Imperial Palace was off limits to the public for over 500 years and was hence known as the Forbidden City. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is now the Imperial Palace Museum and the largest and best-preserved example of ancient Chinese buildings and culture in China. One of the main entrances is just off Tiananmen Square, the worlds largest public square. Nearby, hutongs (old neighborhoods) still exist surrounded by 20th century progress. The Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden in the world and is a great example of classical Chinese garden architecture. The Great Wall of China was first built in the 7th century as a defense against the Mongolians when China was still divided into many small states and today it still twists and winds along hill crests, gorges, and rivers for thousands of miles. In 1974, a group of peasants uncovered some pottery while digging for a well and accidentally uncovered the remains of one of the greatest archeological discoveries of the century. These artifacts were associated with the Qin Dynasty (211-206 BC) and are now known as the Xi'an Terracotta Warriors. Life-size terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations are the star features. One of the most spectacular landscapes in China is Guilin and the Li River with it's limestone towers and the view from a river cruise through it's crystal-clear water is outstanding. Nearby Yangshuo City Market is a site to behold with everything very fresh! Hong Kong is a kaleidoscope of life, a blending of East and West in a city of diversity where new and old meet at every turn. Symphony of Lights, The Star Ferry, world's longest open-air escalator, markets and fantastic historical photos taken from Victoria Peak all leave an indelible impression. Hangshou is considered one of the 10 most scenic cities in China and Shanghai, one of the largest urban areas in the world, is recognized as China's most important centre of commerce. A cosmopolitan city buzzing with a 'lifestyle revolution', shown in the architectural temples of art, fine dining and contemporary urban living on the Bund
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Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed by Jim Watt
Intended audience
Not rated
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hoopla digital
Runtime
60
Series statement
Discoveries-- Asia
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China
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
China: : Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong & Shanghai, Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. ; producer, Sterling Noren ; director/script, Jim Watt, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11677129
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
Control code
MWT11677129
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Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.))
Form of item
electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11677129
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sound
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sound on medium
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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other
Label
China: : Beijing, Great Wall, Xi'an, Guilin, Hong Kong & Shanghai, Bennett-Watt HD Productions, Inc. ; producer, Sterling Noren ; director/script, Jim Watt, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11677129
Publication
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11677129
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 60 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11677129
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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