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China - the Enigma

Production year: 2002 | 5*29 | Genres: Lifestyle / Travel, Series
A wonderful 5-part series about culture, history, nature and ordinary life that gets behind grand politics and myths to open up the genuine enigma that is China.
Origin country: Norway
Production company: NRK Norsk Rikskringkasting AS
Original title: China - The Enigma
Original language: English
Formats: SD

A wonderful 5-part series about culture, history, nature and ordinary life that gets behind grand politics and myths to open up the genuine enigma that is China.

A wonderful series about culture, history, nature and ordinary life that gets behind grand politics and myths to open up the genuine enigma that is China.
1) The Butterfly and the Empire. A silken thread runs through China’s long history. For thousands of years China was the only producer of silk in the world, and anyone who revealed its secrets to someone from outside the empire risked execution.
2) The Dragon is Alive. For thousands of years the dragon guarded the Chinese emperors. In ancient time people came across piles of fossilized dinosaur bones in the mountains and it undoubtedly stimulated belief that dragons really existed. Still today dragons enjoy a prominent place in Chinese culture
3) Sublime Beauty. The lovely lotus blossom rising from the muddy swamps and ponds is a beautiful symbol of a Chinese virtue: a sublime, pure life without material values.
4) A Chest of BambooBamboo is an amazingly strong, useful, and appreciated plant. It is used for everything from coarse, large scale building materials to irrigation plants, furnitures, screens, tools, baskets, wood, food containers and chopsticks. If you have a “chest of bamboo” you are reliable.
5) The Secret of the Skyhat Mountain. More than half a billion years ago – in the Cambrian explosion – life on earth developed at a huge pace. Forms of life burst forth in abundance and around the rocks of the Skyhat Mountain in the Yunnan province the unique fauna from back then has survived.

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