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Ancient Chinese sports : window on Chinese history and culture / Terranoa.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorTerranoa.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], ©2007.
Description1 streaming video file (54 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Variant title Window on Chinese history and culture
Contents Ancient Chinese Sports: Archery (3:40) -- Chinese Archery and Confucius (3:05) -- Etiquette and Ritual of Ancient Chinese Archery (3:58) -- Ancient Chinese Sports: Golf and Soccer (4:29) -- Han Dynasty: Soccer (2:50) -- Ancient Chinese Soccer: Evolution of the Ball and Women Players (5:12) -- Ancient Chinese Polo (4:51) -- Chinese Dragon Boat Races (2:46) -- Ancient Chinese Performance Arts (2:53) -- Ancient Chinese Martial Arts (5:13) -- Martial Arts and Body Culture (4:47) -- Decline of Chinese Sports (2:03) -- China: Harmony vs. Competition (3:05) -- China and International Sports (1:58)
Abstract Where was golf invented? And soccer? And polo? Research has revealed that the answer to all three questions is China. In this program, these and other sports-archery, acrobatics, the martial art wushu, dragon boat racing, and 15-pole ball, a form of bowling-are each set securely within the contexts of Chinese history and culture as authentic reenactments bring these ancient games (and some of the gory circumstances associated with them) back to life. Commentary by Chinese sports expert Cui Le Quan, Chinese archery scholar Stephen Selby, renowned wushu master Wu Bin, and others is featured.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 28, 2009.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 11 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
LanguagePortions in Chinese with English subtitles.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Terranoa, 2009 9781604679335
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number39902 Films Media Group

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