Getting to Know China: A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Culture (Album 3 with 5DVD)

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Language: English
Format: 260 x 200 x 40 mm
Publication Date: 05/2010
ISBN: 9787561923931
Usage Advice: Users intended: Foreigners without any experience in Chinese learning and teachers of Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese elementary and middle school students and friends of Chinese minority group

Level: Beginner, Elementary, Chinese Teachers (TCSL)

With the rapid development of its economy, China is getting more and more influential in the world. People all over the world are casting their eyes on this great old nation and their interest to learn more about China's past and present is growing. They want to find out what has been driving this nation to develop at such a great speed.

Being an old country with 5,000 years of history, China is an important birthplace of human civilization. The great inventions of China, such as paper, gunpowder, the compass, the technology of printing, along with china and silk, have spread to the world and enhanced the cultural exchange between China and other nations; the poems, painting, music, dance and drama created by Chinese people all express their love for nature and their emphasis on ethics and moral obligations, which constitute the essence of Chinese culture and art; the rich and colorful traditional Chinese festivals of various kinds show the passions and emotions of Chinese nation; the traditional architecture of China, such as ancient cities, palaces, temples, common residences and classical gardens, has reflected the Chinese culture and spirit of different eras in history; and the all-embracing attitude Chinese people take towards foreign cultures has further developed and promoted Chinese culture.

The world needs to know China, while China also needs to show the world the splendor of its culture. Based on these needs, Beijing Language and Culture University Press, along with Viewpoint Culture Communication Co., Ltd, has put great efforts of 3 years into this large-scale DVD product, A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Culture, which gives a comprehensive introduction on Chinese culture. This DVD series covers the quintessence of Chinese culture, including Chinese civilization and art, Chinese customs, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, different ethnic groups, and famous places of historic interest and scenic beauty. With brief and vivid commentary, and clear and beautiful pictures, it brings readers to the core of Chinese culture in a convenient and direct way. A Kaleidoscope of Chinese Culture can truly be called a solid multimedia encyclopedia of Chinese culture.

It is our sincere hope that this product will set you on an exciting journey of Chinese culture filled with pleasant surprises and help you to learn more about China.

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目录 Contents 

中国各地 Places in China
(DVD 1) 黑龙江 Heilongjiang Province,河北省 Hebei Province,江苏省 Jiangsu Province,浙江省 Zhejiang Province,四川省 Sichuan Province,安徽省 Anhui Province,云南省 Yunnan Province,福建省 Fujian Province,广东省 Guangdong Province,贵州省、海南省 Guizhou Province and Hainan Province,广西壮族自治区、台湾省 Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Province and Taiwan Province 

(DVD 2) 吉林省 Jilin Province,辽宁省 Liaoning Province,山西省 Shanxi Province,陕西省 Shaanxi Province,甘肃省、宁夏回族自治区 Gansu Province and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region,青海省 Qinghai Province,内蒙古自治区 Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region,湖北省 Hubei Province,湖南省 Hunan Province,河南省 Henan Province,江西省 Jiangxi Province

中国人物 Chinese Figures
(DVD 3) 黄帝 Huangdi,尧舜 Yao and Shun,秦始皇 The First Emperor of Qin,屈原 Qu Yuan,司马迁 Sima Qian,张仲景 Zhang Zhongjing,张衡 Zhang Heng,蔡伦 Cai Lun,毕昇 Bi Sheng,李时珍 Li Shizhen

中国现代建筑大观 Modern Architecture in China
(DVD 4) 鸟巢 Bird’s Nest,青藏铁路 Qinghai-Tibet Railway,国家大剧院 National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA),首都机场三号航站楼 T-3 at the Capital International Airport, 浦东新高度 Pudong’s Record High,长江三峡 The Three Gorges on the Yangtze River,杭州湾跨海大桥 The Bridge Across Hangzhou Bay,上海外滩 Shanghai Bund

中国文明与艺术 Chinese Civilization and Art
(DVD 5) 中国菜(上) Chinese Cuisine (Part One), 中国菜(下) Chinese Cuisine (Part Two),筷子 (Chopsticks),扇子 (Fans),杂技 (Acrobatics),太极拳 (Taiji-quan),把脉、推拿、拔火罐、刮痧 Taking the pulse, massaging, cupping and scraping,中药 Traditional Chinese Medicine,篆刻 Seal Cutting,《论语》The Analects
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