||Window on Chinese history and culture
||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)
||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 note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 28, 2009.|
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Language||Portions in Chinese with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Terranoa, 2009 9781604679335|
|Publisher number||39902 Films Media Group|