||China, the Hub of the East
||China: The Dragon's Ascent
China: The Dragon's Ascent. UNAUTHORIZED
||Behind the Great Wall (2:32) -- An International Hub (3:39) -- China Changes Buddhism Art (1:40) -- Maritime Tombs in Fujian (2:11) -- Mixed Faith in Zhangzhou (2:59) -- Buddhism and the Chinese Transport Network (3:47) -- Chinese Culture Absorbs Buddhism (1:19) -- Chinese Buddhist Temples (2:27) -- Chinese Patronage of Buddhism (3:23) -- Exchanges in the Desert (0:53) -- Muslim Influence in China (4:17) -- "Porcelain Sea Route" (3:20) -- Change in China (1:52) -- Cut-Off From World Trade (2:08) -- Marxism & the Reality of China (3:26) -- Iron Roads to Europe (1:47) -- Traditional Thinking in China (3:05) -- Chinese Ancient Ways of Thinking (2:11) -- Open Door Policy Allows Religious Freedoms (2:40) -- From Farming to Trade (1:47) -- China, a Cultural Melting Pot (3:14) -- Credits: Two-Way Traffic: China, the Hub of the East (1:42)
||China's Great Wall suggests a land that shut itself off from the world, yet travelers, ideas, inventions, and goods have flowed in and out of China since ancient times. Buddhism and Islam entered via its fabled silk roads, and innovations in the arts and industrial sciences were exported from its cosmopolitan seaports to the centers of the known world. Why, then, did the most powerful economy on Earth isolate itself from outside trade? In this program, archaeologists, scholars, and others shed light on the tides of China's cultural and economic fortunes, from ancient times to today, as the country once again opens its doors to the world.
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||9 & up.
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|Publisher number||32956s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||32958 Films Media Group|