Chinese Civilization – documentary

Discover the origins and development of China through 5,000 years of history in this fascinating and informative documentary series from CCTV (in English) ...

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Beautiful ShanDong 山东 province
ShānDōng lies on the coast in east China, roughly halfway between BeiJing and ShangHai. Provincial capital : JiNan. Also includes the city of QuFu, the birthplace of Confucius. Other well-known cities include QingDao, ZaoZhuang, YanTai, WeiFang, JiNing, LinYi and DeZhou. Among others, ShanDong is known for TaiShan sacred mountain, a large number of natural springs that arise from the mountains to the west (ShanDong means 'East of the Mountains), DaMing Lake formed from the spring waters, LaoShan Scenic Area, Thousand Buddha Mountain, LingYan Temple - one of the 4 most famous temples (四大名刹) from the Tang dynasty, PengLai Pavilion, wine-making and its distinctive cuisine, partly centered on seafood.
The Temple of Heaven 天坛, Beijing (2)
The magnificent Temple of Heaven (TianTan) was constructed between 1406 and 1420 (Ming dynasty) during the reign of the emperor YongLe who also oversaw the construction of the Forbidden City.The Temple of Heaven was where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests. The temple complex was extended during the reign of emperor JiaJing during the 16th century (Ming dynasty). JiaJing also constructed three other key temples in Beijing : the Temple of the Sun in the east, the Temple of the Moon in the west, and the Temple of Earth in the north. Emperor QianLong directed a renovation of the Temple of Heaven during the 18th century (Qing dynasty). The architecture and layout of the Temple of Heaven is based on elaborate symbolism and numerology. One example is that the buildings and their settings reflect ancient Chinese religious beliefs that imagine heaven as round and earth as square. Because the Temple of Heaven was to be the place representing Heaven on Earth, it needed to be larger than the Forbidden City; it covers approximately twice the area and is about 2 kilometers from north to south, the primary axis with three main structures; indeed, it is the largest group of constructions for worship in the world. In 1998, the Temple of Heaven was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In early 2005, the Temple of Heaven underwent a 47 million yuan (6 million USD) renovation that was completed on May 1st, 2006. The Temple of Heaven is a delightful place to spend some time. Arrive in the early morning to watch the Tai Chi experts, although the park is lively all day and into the evening with kite flyers, musicians, singers, dancers and games players (from badminton to Chinese chess).
Beautiful HaiKou 海口, HaiNan Island
HǎiKǒu, known as the 'Coconut City', is the capital of semi-tropical HaiNan province in south China; a port city on the island's north coast, facing the mainland.
This is beautiful YunNan 云南 …
YunNan province lies in south west China. A two hour special filmed by Alain Claude Pasche ...
A day in BaoJi City, ShaanXi province
With Gaukhar Bulatova ... Bonus film - Night walk in Yan'An with Walk East YT comment : Max, this was another fantastic video. I have heard of Yan"an and now I have seen it with you. The place is so beautiful, clean and modern. I love the surrounding hills and the pagoda on top. The food stalls look so delicious. This 4th tier city shows the incredible progress China has made in providing a great place for all its citizens to live in. Keep up with the excellent work.
Planning war on China – part 19
'An Outrage' : House passes largest military budget in generations - with Democracy Now / William Hartung ... Preparing you for war - with The New Atlas ... On the phony 'Uyghur Tribunal', with The New Atlas ... On the China - Laos high speed railway ... On the new national highway in Cambodia ... Is Russia really planning a war in Ukraine - or is Washington? - with The Grayzone and Scott Ritter ... With YChina ... With Martin Jacques talking with Jie Qiong ... On 'Russian aggression' ... On Nicaragua ... China 2021 review - with Pascal Coppens ... With Martin Jacques ... The critical need for independent media - with Glenn Greenwald ... 'Who rules America? The dangerous concentration of power and wealth in the American elite', with George Domhoff (and this is from the late sixties); the reality behind 'democracy'. Don't miss it ...
YuanYang rice terraces, YunNan 雲南元陽梯田 (Scenic China Special, 2018 – 1)
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Richard Wolf on the rise of China and the history of the last 100 years
From one of the worlds poorest countries, ravaged by colonialism and war, to today - moderately prosperous, without poverty, and with a deep culture and happy life. With professor Richard Wolf. Don't miss it ...
Planning war on China – part 30
With The New Atlas ... Meanwhile ... BBC - after each Olympic video shows a 'Hate will not win" message (relating to endemic racism in the UK). WHY then, are they endlessly promoting hatred of China ? WHY the incessant stories denigrating China right up to the eve of the opening (and doubtless throughout) ? 2008 - BBC says that the the one and a half lines of subway added for the summer Olympics was simply 'white elephant propaganda show-boating'; YET, now BeiJing has added a further some 20 lines of subway (as was always the plan) to become the world's largest subway metro system. And still the lies go on and on and on. A disgrace to humanity. At least, now that the hype is so obvious, more and more can see it for what it really is. Time for this relic of empire to be scrapped. But don't expect "fight for your right, to paaaartyyy" to change anything; or the fake 'opposition'; the elite all know that it is essential in a propaganda war (even if just as a distraction).
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