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DVD: Culture

China through Camera (1): Landscape Series (1 DVD)


Order No. D3508
EAN: 6937475384462
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 100 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $14.95


China through Camera is a series of short TV programs that are either based on real-life stories and people in contemporary China or, in the cases of opera and dance, are the highlights of the genres from the stage. The series has five programs: Chinese Landscape (1 DVD), Chinese Folk Culture (2 DVDs), Chinese Scenery (2 DVDs), Chinese Opera (1 DVD), and Chinese Dance (1 DVD), which introduce different kinds of Chinese culture mostly unknown to the outside world with focuses on the Chinese people and their life and sentiment, landscape, folk art, ballads, songs, and dances, among others. Each DVD contains several short programs of different lengths, ranging from a few minutes to over 20 minutes.


Contents:


1. Qingdao--My Hometown By Renowned Violinist: Lv Si Qing 2. Elegant Wild Crane 3. Fugue Of Nanxi River 4. Wandering In Wonderful Ahba 5. Keliya River 6. Old Villas On Mount Lu 7. Birds Flying Over PoYang Lake 8. Wonderful Plateau 9. Meet In Guangzhou 10. Soaring Taiyuan 11. Everyone Sings in Praise of Hainan




China Through Camera (2): Folk Series (2 DVDs)


Order No. D3509
EAN: 6937475384479
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 197 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $19.95


China through Camera is a series of short TV programs that are either based on real-life stories and people in contemporary China or, in the cases of opera and dance, are the highlights of the genres from the stage. The series has five programs: Chinese Landscape (1 DVD), Chinese Folk Culture (2 DVDs), Chinese Scenery (2 DVDs), Chinese Opera (1 DVD), and Chinese Dance (1 DVD), which introduce different kinds of Chinese culture mostly unknown to the outside world with focuses on the Chinese people and their life and sentiment, landscape, folk art, ballads, songs, and dances, among others. Each DVD contains several short programs of different lengths, ranging from a few minutes to over 20 minutes.


Contents:


1. Tu Nationality Girls' Festival 2. Love Goes With Heart 3. Orchid Stream Ballad 4. Growing Old Together 5. Loving Kettle 6. Reverie Of Chaozhou Food 7. Passion And Reverie 8. Rains Of Sun 9. My Mute Father 10. Cuckoo Crying Over Hongchiba 11. Seeking "Hanyu " In Chaozhou 12. Magic Fire of Jundu 13. Happy Families on the Lake




China Through Camera (3): Scenery Series (2 DVDs)


Order No. D3510
EAN: 6937475384486
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 162 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $19.95


China through Camera is a series of short TV programs that are either based on real-life stories and people in contemporary China or, in the cases of opera and dance, are the highlights of the genres from the stage. The series has five programs: Chinese Landscape (1 DVD), Chinese Folk Culture (2 DVDs), Chinese Scenery (2 DVDs), Chinese Opera (1 DVD), and Chinese Dance (1 DVD), which introduce different kinds of Chinese culture mostly unknown to the outside world with focuses on the Chinese people and their life and sentiment, landscape, folk art, ballads, songs, and dances, among others. Each DVD contains several short programs of different lengths, ranging from a few minutes to over 20 minutes.


Contents:


1. Propitious Buddhist 2. Dynamic China 3. Walking Into Thatched Cottage 4. Kha-btags Of Hometown 5. You Can Call Me Xinjiang 6. I Am From Yi Nationality 7. Humanity Is a Happy Ballad 8. Spring Comes To Tea Hill 9. My Dear Parents 10. Green Homeland 11. In the Sunshine 12. Pearl Orchid Tea Song 13. Alima 14. Dusk in Old Town 15. A Forest for Two 16. Love for Yellow River And Plain 17. Happy Sunshine 18. Poetic West Lake 19. Specialty Food in Chaozhou 20. Mute Mum 21. As Light As Flowing Water 22. Thoughts Over Nanmen




China Through Camera (4): Dance Series (1 DVD)


Order No. D3511
EAN: 6937475384493
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 62 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $14.95


China through Camera is a series of short TV programs that are either based on real-life stories and people in contemporary China or, in the cases of opera and dance, are the highlights of the genres from the stage. The series has five programs: Chinese Landscape (1 DVD), Chinese Folk Culture (2 DVDs), Chinese Scenery (2 DVDs), Chinese Opera (1 DVD), and Chinese Dance (1 DVD), which introduce different kinds of Chinese culture mostly unknown to the outside world with focuses on the Chinese people and their life and sentiment, landscape, folk art, ballads, songs, and dances, among others. Each DVD contains several short programs of different lengths, ranging from a few minutes to over 20 minutes.


Contents:


1. Dreams for Fairyland 2. Red-Embroidered-Clog Shoes Dance Series Programs (1). Modern Dance (2). Modern Dance (3). Pantomime (4). Modern Dance (5). Folk Dance 3. Woman Living On Mount Changbai 4. Flight




China Through Camera (5): Opera Series (1 DVD)


Order No. D3512
EAN: 6937475384509
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 87 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with Simplified Chinese subtitle Only
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $14.95


China through Camera is a series of short TV programs that are either based on real-life stories and people in contemporary China or, in the cases of opera and dance, are the highlights of the genres from the stage. The series has five programs: Chinese Landscape (1 DVD), Chinese Folk Culture (2 DVDs), Chinese Scenery (2 DVDs), Chinese Opera (1 DVD), and Chinese Dance (1 DVD), which introduce different kinds of Chinese culture mostly unknown to the outside world with focuses on the Chinese people and their life and sentiment, landscape, folk art, ballads, songs, and dances, among others. Each DVD contains several short programs of different lengths, ranging from a few minutes to over 20 minutes.


Contents:


1. Drama 2. Four Famous Drama Roles (1) Shang-school Famous Drama Zhou Baihui (2) Xun-school Famous Drama Gong Suping (3) Mei-school Famous Drama Zhang Jing (4) Cheng-school Famous Drama Li Haiyan 3. Selected Songs Of Lantern Festival (1) Beijing Opera Singer: Yu Kuizhi (2) Beijing Opera Singer: Li Haiyan (3) Beijing Opera Singer: Hu Wenge 4. Drama Opera 5. Chants of Quancheng 6. Two-rhymed Poem (1) Fishing Song; Green Rain Cape (2) Clothes-washing Stream; Wandering Alone 7. Affectionate Family 8. Advice to Learn 9. My Family Is Full of Happiness 10. Sea-vegetable Song 11. Let Love Fly




China’s Tibet

中国西藏

Order No. D3201
ISBN: 9787887461322
EAN: 6937475386749
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 130 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $19.95

With valuable historical materials and documentary footage, the DVD cover all aspects of the Tibetan society over a 700-year period. On the basis of history and facts, with informative documents and objective narration, this program is a rare and in-depth presentation for people who want to know Tibet.




Chinese Calligraphy: Elementary Level (6 DVDs)

中国书法基础篇DVD
Order No. 16039
ISBN: 9787885260989
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 300 min.
Number of Disc: 6
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $49.95

Chinese calligraphy is the unique art of writing of China. This program is suitable for the beginner. The lecture is divided into two parts in which the beginner can enjoy the beauty of Chinese Calligraphy and learn the basic Chinese Calligraphy. Illustrated with a variety of calligraphy works and with pictures of historic figures, the demonstration is so detailed that the beginner could master easily the skills and the basic knowledge of Chinese calligraphy.

书法是中国特有的一门线条艺术,在书写中与笔、墨、纸、砚相得益彰,是中国人民勤劳智慧的结晶。它不仅是中华民族的文化瑰宝,而且在世界文化艺术宝库中独放异彩。该内容主要针对初学者,课程以欣赏书法和学习基础书法为主,讲解过程详尽、并插有丰富的书法作品及历史人物图像。使初学者能够易学易懂,能初步掌握书法的技法及基础知识。勤加练习使学习者修身养性,达到一定的高度和境界。




Chinese Culture: Chinese Cheongsams / Costumes of Ethnic Minority Groups in China / Chinese Imperial Costume

中国文化系列:旗袍 / 少数民族服饰 / 宫廷服饰

Order No. D3003
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383199
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 89 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

This DVD contains three documentaries. The first one demonstrates the costumes of 13 representative minority nationalities, focusing their color, pattern, design and the materials used, which provides you a mosaic colorful dress world.

The second documentary diachronically records the development of court dresses in ancient China, focusing on its particular design, color and the influence it has on modern dress design.

In the third documentary, Chinese Cheongsams popular in 1920s to 1940s will be revealed to the audiences one by one. The workmanship of polished Chinese Cheongsams, tens of different kinds of Chinese Cheongsams worn by people in different times and the natural humanity demonstrated by Chinese Cheongsams will fully displayed to you in a limited time of 30 minutes.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

一部人类服饰史,从某种意义上说,也是一部感性化了的人类文化发展史,在中国,这部感性的人类发展史是由56个民族共同完成的。本片选取了十三个富有代表性的中国少数民族服饰,通过介绍这些民族的服饰特点来展现中国多彩的服饰文化

本片以时间为线索,详细的记录了中国两千多年来宫廷服饰的演变过程,着重介绍了宫廷服饰中有特殊含义的图案和颜色以及古代宫廷服饰对现代服装设计的影响。

片中以当时的时装流行中心——上海为主线,把中国20世纪的20年代、40年代到今天的各式旗袍逐一介绍给观众。片中关于旗袍精良的制作工艺过程、几十款不同时期的旗袍的万千风情、自然人文的表露。让您在30分钟里充分领略中国旗袍的风采。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Cuisine / Chinese Tea

中国文化系列:饮食 / 茶

Order No. D3005
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383212
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

This DVD program introduces 8 major Chinese cuisines of completely different tastes, focusing on the materials they use, the slice skill and their typical cooking requirements. The program also recommends some special snacks and pastry which enjoy great popularity I China.

The program also demonstrates the particular value of Chinese tea culture by showing you the appealing scenery of Chinese famous mountains where Chinese tea is produced, tea shops, tea ceremony, and conversations on Buddism over tea……

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

《饮食》:中国的饮食文化,源远流长,本片不仅着重介绍了中国的八大菜系,以此来展现中国饮食文化中对于选料、刀功、火候等的特殊要求,而且还强调了小吃和面食在中国饮食文化中所占的特殊地位。 《茶》:中国是茶的故乡,是茶的原产地。本片从好山好水好茶、茶馆寻踪、茶道茶艺、佛禅茶趣等四个方面来展示中国茶文化的独特魅力。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Embroidery / Chinese Silk

中国文化系列:刺绣 / 丝绸

Order No. D3001
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383175
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

This DVD program demonstrates the development of the Silk Road in northern plain, the southwest and the sea by relating it to the cultural exchanges between China and the west countries. Meanwhile, you will see the continuous development of the Chinese silk craftsmanship and the various tastes in art of different dynasties.

Su, Xiang, Yue, Shu are the most famous four styles of embroidery throughout the world. The DVD also displays the development these four styles embroidery since the time of Ming and Qing so that you can know more about the vivid Chinese embroidery.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

中国是世界丝绸的故乡,本片以时间为线索,从中西文化交流的角度勾勒出了“北方草原丝绸之路”“西南丝绸之路”“海上丝绸之路”的发展脉络,展现了中国丝绸不断发展的制作工艺和各个朝代千差万别的审美趣味。

苏绣、湘绣、粤绣、蜀绣,被称为四大名绣而驰名中外,《中国刺绣》一片将向您一一呈现四大名绣自明清以来的发展趋势,让您充分领略中国刺绣 “绣花能生香,绣鸟能听声,绣虎能奔跑,绣人能传神”的迷人风采。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Figures / Chinese Pottery and Porcelain

中国文化系列:泥人 / 陶瓷

Order No. D3009
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383274
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

Clay Zhang is the representative of Chinese clay figurines. This documentary focuses on Clay Zhang by relating him to the development of Chinese clay figurines and its forms of arts. Tianjin clay figurines, Henan clay figurines, and Huishan clay figurines have different features which vividly show you the uniqueness of Chinese clay figurines.

The second documentary in the DVD displays black pottery, Jun porcelain, Jingdezhen porcelain, brown earth pottery and porcelain carvings which are credited to be national treasures.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

中国的泥人张是泥人艺术发展的典型人物代表,本片以泥人张为主要线索,介绍了中国泥人漫长的发展历程和不同的种类。 天津泥人、河南泥人、惠山泥人各具奇趣,观众可以从片中详细了解到中国泥人这种民间艺术多姿多彩的独特魅力。

本片对黑瓷、钧瓷、耀州窑、景德镇制陶、紫砂、瓷雕等堪称为国宝的各类陶瓷,用画龙点睛的手法展示给观众。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Folk Music / Chinese Folk Songs

中国文化系列:民乐 / 民歌

Order No. D3002
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383182
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

This DVD introduces Chinese folk music in depth, such as its development, its genres, and the Chinese people’s curiosity in arts. Some musical instruments such as the earliest bone-carved flute, the musical gift to the aliens are displayed to you. Besides, you will definitely enjoy some different melodies played by unique Chinese folk musical instruments such as Xiao (vertical bamboo flute), Flute, Sheng (a reed pipe wind instrument), Gong, Drum and Bamboo Clapper, etc.

The width of Chinese region and the number of Chinese nationality contribute to the diversity of Chinese Folk Songs. This DVD also covers a wide range of different Chinese folk songs in different areas including northwest, southwest, northeast and the south of China. Those different melodic strains of Chinese folk songs will draw you to the different sceneries of the wide Chinese land and various Chinese folk-customs.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

《民乐》:本片深入到中国民乐的深层,不仅介绍中国民乐的发展历史,民乐类型,同时也挖掘出民乐背后所隐藏的中国人的审美情趣。在本片中您不仅能见到中国最早的骨笛,听到中国送给外星人的音乐礼物,还能欣赏到箫、笛、笙、锣、鼓、板等音色各异的民族乐器。 《民歌》:中国宽广的地域和众多的民族使得中国民歌具有了丰富的多样性。本片的视野遍及整个中国,分别介绍中国西北,西南,东北,江南等几大不同地域的民歌,让您在欣赏这些风格迥异的旋律时同时也能感受到广袤中国不同的地理风貌以及不同的民俗风情。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Garden / Chinese Sculpture

中国文化系列:园林 / 雕塑

Order No. D3006
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383229
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

This DVD program reveals the profound skills of Chinese sculptures. You will see that Chinese people’s daily life is deeply influenced by Chinese sculptures.

Chinese garden culture enjoys a history of more than 3,000 years, with its own unique styles. The program introduces the architectural characteristics of the typical Chinese gardens whose remarkable design embodies the idea of correspondence of man and universe.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

本片展现了中国雕塑文化的博大精深。您不仅能够深切体会到中国雕塑实际上已经融入到了我们的日常生活中,而且会惊叹于中国人所创造出来的决不逊色于西方雕塑的艺术珍品。

中国园林至今为止已经有三千多年的历史,在世界园林中自成体系,独具风格。本片详细介绍了中国园林的建筑特点,巧妙的空间设计以及中国园林中所蕴含的中国人的天人合一的哲学思想。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Paper-cuts / Chinese Kites

中国文化系列:剪纸 / 风筝

Order No. D3010
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383281
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

Chinese Paper-cuts shows you the history and development of Chinese Paper-cuts. All those pieces of paper-cut patterns in this documentary reveal to you the ingenuity, emotion and psychology on the part of Chinese female. Chinese paper-cuts are originally created by Chinese people. In 2002, UNESCO acknowledged Chinese paper-cuts to be World Cultural Heritage.

Chinese Kites shows you how Chinese kites come into being. By revealing the differences of kites in Nan Tong, Beijing and Wei Fang and the workmanship of the kites, this documentary will help you get to knowmore about historical literary quotation about Chinese kites and variety of Chinese kites in the south and north of China respectively.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

《中国剪纸》一片讲述了中国民间剪纸艺术的传承和发展,并以远古时期出土的剪纸图为脉络。片中表现的一幅幅剪纸图,体现了中国女性的心灵手巧和情感、心理。成为中国人灵魂里长出来的美丽之花。因此,在2002年,联合国科教文组织决定将中国的剪纸列为世界文化遗产。

本片从中国风筝的由来,南通、北京、潍坊三地风筝的不同特点以及中国风筝的制作工艺等几个方面,让你不但了解中国历史上许多与风筝相联的历史典故,而且还会全面的欣赏到中国南北风格各异的风筝作品。

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Chinese Culture: The Chinese Acrobatics / Chinese Lion Dance

中国文化系列:杂技 / 舞狮

Order No. D3007
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383236
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

The program introduces the development of Chinese acrobatics from the folk people to the court, and finally from the court to the folk people, in which the history and the development of Chinese acrobatics are demonstrated.

The Chinese Lion Dance documentary focuses on introducing the skills and differences of Chinese lion dance in the south and in the north. One will enjoy the wonderful performance at the same time in this program.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

本片介绍了中国杂技从民间到宫廷,又由宫廷回归民间,历经几千年的传承与发展过程,更能领略来自“杂技之乡”——吴桥的精彩杂技。本片把中国人不露声色、外柔内刚的性格特征,在杂技的一招一式之中显露无遗,它既是对中国杂技的全面展现,也是中国杂技的精粹集成。 狮舞是中国民间一种独特的艺术表演形式,中国虽然不出产狮子,但狮子文化、狮子舞却遍布全中国。本片详细介绍了“南狮”和“北狮”在表演上的技巧和特点,南狮的含蓄灵巧、北狮的雄壮气派、梅花桩上的腾云驾雾、行走钢丝的惊心动魄,充分展现了中国舞狮文化的精髓。

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Chinese Culture: Chinese Dance / Chinese Nuo Dance / Chinese Yangge Dance

中国文化系列:舞蹈 / 傩舞 / 秧歌

Order No. D3004
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383205
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 89 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

This DVD program demonstrates the development and the characteristics of Chinese classical dances and Chinese folk dances, from which you will read a Chinese history of dances in rhythmic body language over thousands of years described.

It also introduces the show of Chinese Nuo Dance, a kind of dance in ancient sacrifice ceremony. It is a combined art of classical dance and colored pattern woodcarving and is credited to be a living fossil of dance.

The origin of Chinese Yangge Dance, its from of performances, its different characteristics in the south and the north are introduced in the DVD as well. Yangge Dance is an old national dance which was originally called the song of the sun, which is sung in the ceremony of sacrifice to Sun God. The Yangge Dance spreads a wide range of region.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

本片从古典舞蹈和民族民间舞蹈两个角度来介绍中国舞蹈的发展脉络和形式特点,用律动的身体书写民族的史话,飞扬的旋律记录家国的春秋。

傩舞是古代祭祀仪式中的一种舞蹈,傩祭源于原始社会的图腾崇拜。后世逐渐将傩舞发展成娱乐性的民间舞蹈,傩舞--亦名鬼舞或舞鬼,是古典舞蹈和彩绘木雕相结合的艺术,有“舞蹈活化石”之称。本片详细介绍了傩舞的表演、傩面具的制作以及傩祭的过程。

中国秧歌是一种古老的民族舞蹈,原称“阳歌”,是祭祀太阳神的一种歌舞。秧歌的普及范围之广,几乎遍及整个长江流域和黄河流域。本片从秧歌的历史起源,表演形式以及南北秧歌不同的风格特点等方面让你充分领略到中国民间狂欢节的独特魅力。

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Chinese Knots
Order No. D3513
ISBN: 9787888681866
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 184 minutes
Language: Chinese, English, Chinese subtitles, English subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media Inc.
Price: $39.95

Chinese knots, also known as a unique folk handicraft woven arts, is full of special oriental charm and ever-changing variations. The exquisitely symmetrical knots that come in so many forms are as profound as the great cultural heritage of China its detailed patterns represent Chinese ancient civilization, human growing and multiplying, as well as the mysterious maths play. With complicated and prolonged curves, knots can be restored into the simplest two-dimensional lines.
With beautiful patterns and colors, names of Chinese knots originate from their lifelike shapes such as coiling knot, caisson knot, and double-coin knot, etc. They reflect Chinese ancient cultural beliefs, profound religious connotations, and are often used to express good wishes like truth, kindness, and beauty.




Chinese Painting for Beginners (3DVDs)

学画中国画 3DVD
Order No. 16041
ISBN: 9787884306299
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 200 min.
Number of Disc: 3
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $29.95

Chinese painting covers all the traditional Chinese drawings, which has another name as Chinese Brush Painting or Ink Painting. It is an artwork on rice paper or silks by brushes, with ink as main coloring agent and water as blending agent. The theme involves people, sceneries, animals, and plants. The techniques consist of fine brushwork and freehand brushwork, which are of strong Chinese features. Zhou Junda, chief lecturer of this DVD series, is good at drawings in natural and fresh style. He has published many works and given lectures on TV media about drawing techniques on Chinese painting. His lectures are original, clear-cut, enabling you to master painting skills in an easy way.

中国画是中国传统民族绘画的统称。 也称国画或水墨画。它以墨为主要颜料,以水为调和剂,以毛笔为主要工具, 以宣纸和绢帛为载体。作画的题材主要有人物、山水、花鸟,技法可分工笔和写意两种,极其富有民族特色。主讲老师周君达作品画法自然,以清新秀丽见长,他的作品常在国际上展出并在电视媒体上公开讲授有关学画中国国画的技巧。他讲授方法独到,条理清晰,让你容易掌握学画的技巧。




Chinese Culture: Chinese Puppet / Chinese Leather Silhouette Show

中国文化系列:木偶 / 皮影戏

Order No. D3008
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383267
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

In Chinese Puppet, the documentary starts from the Quanzhou International Puppet Festival, shows the development of this folk art which was favorite of Chinese emperors and aristocrats, the diversities of Chinese puppets and its performances for thousands of years.

Chinese Leather Silhouette Show enjoys great popularity in most areas of China. This documentary records the workmanship of Chinese leather silhouette show and the performances of it so that the audiences can learn the development and current situation of it in depth.

Instruction: The following introduction is in Chinese. If your computer doesn’t show Chinese characters, please right click your mouse, select Encoding and then select Chinese Simplified to read in Chinese.

本片以泉州国际木偶节为主线,从历史上中国的皇帝和贵族的爱好,到木偶这种民间艺术的兴起,详实介绍木偶的种类、表演及几千年来木偶在中国的发展过程,讲述着民族心灵的历史,讲述着东方古老的文化神韵。

皮影戏在我国流传地域广阔,在不同区域的长期演化过程中,形成了溢彩纷呈的众多流派。陕北的皮影戏是中国保存最完整,演出剧目最多,也最具代表性的剧种,片中翔实记录了关于皮影的制作、皮影戏的演出等过程,让观众最直观的了解中国皮影戏的发展与现状。

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Chinese Traditional Painting / Chinese Peking Opera

国画, 京剧

Order No. D3012
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383250
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $14.95

Chinese traditional painting is a very important part of Chinese culture and is independent of other fine arts in the world. The first documentary of this DVD gives an overview of the development of Chinese traditional painting by introducing the masterpieces of the most famous artists in history and their painting skills and techniques.

The second documentary describes the development of Chinese Beijing opera, focusing on facial painting, aria, prop and the appearance of an actor in humorous and plain language.

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Dunhuang China

中国敦煌

Order No. D3503
ISBN: 7885184625
EAN: 6937475384257
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 180 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Press
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $19.95

Dunhuang, one of the famous historical and cultural cities in China, is located in the remote NW Gansu province. The city and its environs were long a gateway between central Asia and China. The culture of Dunhuang became very prosperous during the Tang Dynasty about 1600 years ago, leaving behind many historic relics.

The DVDs give a comprehensive view of Dunhuang in five parts: Sensational Buddhist Classics that introduce the Buddhist classic books in the grottos; Paintings in the Dessert showing the fantastic artworks combining oriental and western cultures; The Patter Resounding in Dunhuang that shows the majestic and lofty figures of Buddha; and Dreams of Dunhuang tells the story of protection and recovery of Dunhuang.




Ethnic Minorities of China (1-2), 6 DVDs

中国少数民族 (1-2) 6 DVD 中文配音、字幕

Order No. D3504
EAN: 6937475372353
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 13 x 30 min.
Number of Disc: 6
Language: Chinese
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Price: $54.95

China is a country with a long history and many ethnic minority groups. Besides the Han people who make up about 96% of the country's total population, there are 55 ethnic minority groups in China. All of these groups combine to create the splendid history and culture of China. In this TV series, 26 representative ethnic minority groups' unique cultural charms are shown. Vols. 1-2 include Bouyei, Tibetan, Mongol, Dai, Naxi, Hani, Dong, Kazak, Oroqen, Qiang, Uygur, Tu and Miao. Vols. 3-4 include JingPo, Jing, Yao, Bai, LiSu, TuJia, SaLa, Yi, Man, Wa, Dawor, Hui, Mulam, among others.




Ethnic Minorities of China (3-4), 6 DVDs

中国少数民族 (3-4) 6 DVD 中文配音、字幕

Order No. D3505
EAN: 6937475372360
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 13 x 30 min.
Number of Disc: 6
Language: Chinese
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Price: $54.95

China is a country with a long history and many ethnic minority groups. Besides the Han people who make up about 96% of the country's total population, there are 55 ethnic minority groups in China. All of these groups combine to create the splendid history and culture of China. In this TV series, 26 representative ethnic minority groups' unique cultural charms are shown. Vols. 1-2 include Bouyei, Tibetan, Mongol, Dai, Naxi, Hani, Dong, Kazak, Oroqen, Qiang, Uygur, Tu and Miao. Vols. 3-4 include JingPo, Jing, Yao, Bai, LiSu, TuJia, SaLa, Yi, Man, Wa, Dawor, Hui, Mulam, among others.




Highlights of Chinese Acrobatics

中国杂技精华

Order No. D3507
EAN: 6937475306594
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 58 min
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese
Publisher: Xiamen Audio and Video Publishing House
Price: $14.95

This DVD showcases 17 Chinese acrobatic performances by different Chinese acrobatic troupes from 1994-2003. The 17 performaces range from two to ten minutes each, which are mostly highlights of the exquisite Chinese performing art.

Included in the DVD are the following pieces: Hundred Kids Congratulate the Spring Festival; Sky-bamboo Girls; One-hand-standing; Skirt Larking; Falling Stars Dancing; Blanket-turning Pose; Two Men Skill--Combine strength; Hundred Operas Congratulate Spring Festival; Hundred Tigers Congratulate Spring Festival; Shaoling's Morning Exercise; Love Song; Information; Facing to the Sun; Three Rolling Cup; Dancing Color Hat; Blanket Turning; Happy Animals Time.




Inside the Forbidden City (English with Chinese and English subtitles)

解密紫禁城DVD 英语发音,字幕:中文/英文

Narrator: Joan Chen
Order No. D3501
EAN: 6905454598780
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 30 minutes
Number of Disc: 1
Language: English with English and simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: China International Television Corporation
Price: $14.95

Inside the Forbidden City offers a panorama of the Forbidden City with a unique cultural focus, up-to-date manner of story-telling style and smooth narration. It also uncovers multitudinous unknown stories behind the high walls and shows countless invaluable treasures in the Palace. Moreover, Chinese ancient history and culture are reviewed and re-analyzed via the narration presented by the Hollywood director and actress Joan Chen.

This DVD is the outcome of the effort from both China Central Television and National Geographic Channel’s numerous senior producers. It is not only an essential chronicle of the Palace but also an expected classical audio-visual masterpiece.




Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy (2 DVDs)

中国书法入门DVD
Order No. 16040
EAN: 6937475396342
ISBN: 9787885260613
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 86 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $19.95

Chinese Calligraphy has a long history and it is an old and magic art unique to China. This program is for the beginners intending to learn Chinese calligraphy. The teaching methods introduced in the program are concise and interesting. Following the program and practice with care you will have a good command of the rudimentary skills and knowledge of Chinese Calligraphy and enjoy the elegant lines, structures and rhythms of Chinese handwriting.

该内容主要针对没有书法基础的初学者,它以教学和练习相并结合,中间穿插有书法作品的欣赏。教学精辟简练,丰富有趣。学习后能掌握中国书法初步技法和基础知识,认识和欣赏中国书法的线条美、结构美、气韵美。




Learning Chinese from Songs
Order No. D3514
ISBN: 9787888682757
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 34 minutes
Language: Chinese with English, Chinese, and Pinyin subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media Inc.
Price: $19.95

Learning Chinese from Songs is a good supplement for people to learn some daily Chinese in the form of songs. There are four subtitles available: traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, pinyin, and English, so the listeners can switch as they like. It is a good audio-visual textbook, a combination of entertainment and practicality.




Monasteries in Tibet

西藏寺庙

Order No. D3202
ISBN: 9787887461315
EAN: 6937475386756
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 125 min.
Number of Disc: 2
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $19.95

Tibet is often associated with the scent of burning incenses and ever-lit butter lanterns in monasteries. The monasteries of the Tibetan sect of Buddhism best represent the traditional Tibetan architectural style. This film demonstrates the unique artistic charm of these monasteries in terms of architecture, paintings and carvings. It also gives accounts of the lives of the lamas and ritual ceremonies staged in the monasteries. The film lifts the veil from the mysterious Tibetan Buddhist temples and helps viewers to know the history of Tibetan Buddhism and how it is faring today.

The monasteries introduced in the DVD:

The Sagya Monastery
The Samye Monastery
The Jokhang Monastery
The Tashihungpo Monastery
Xalhu Monastery
The Parlkor Monastery
The Drespung Monastery




Sex Culture of Ancient China (5 DVDs)

中国古代性文化(5盘DVD)

Order No. D3506
EAN: 6937475392528
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 765 min
Number of Disc: 5
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Nanjing Audio and Video Press
Price: $39.95

Sex Culture of Ancient China is the most comprehensive TV special that introduces the history of Chinese sex culture. For the first time, meticulous frames of reference bring this mysterious topic in focus. In addition, experts’ narration and explanation by virtue of large quantity of ancient crockery, stoneware, jade article, woodcarving, pornographic picture, pictograph, rubbings and natural set unveil the mysterious mask of Chinese sex culture in 5,000 years so that people can understand and learn more about the profound history of Chinese sex culture and civilization. Contains 17 episodes.




Famous Temples and Monasteries in China: The Shaolin Temple

中国名寺名观—少林寺

Order No. D3101
ISBN: 7884082047
EAN: 6937475386503
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 50 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Qilu Audio and Video Press
Pub Year: 2007.4
Price: $14.95

Shaolin Temple is located in Dengfeng County of Henan province and famous for Zen and martial arts. It is reputed to be the “ancestor court” of Zen and is the birth place of Shaolin kungfu. The documentary presents the Temple in depth.




Tibetan Culture 1

西藏文化 1

Order No. D3203
ISBN: 9787887461308
EAN: 6937475386909
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 70 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

In the vast land of Tibet, which is regarded as “the roof of the world”, the diligent and smart Tibetan people have made numerous cultural miracles. The Tibetan architecture, costumes, cuisine, folklore, epic tales, dances and festivals appeal deeply to the outsiders. This program probes into the mystery of Tibet’s colorful and ancient culture. The contents of Volume 1 are as follows:

The Ongkor Festival
Tibetan Bonism
A Taste of Tibetan Food
The Shoton Festival
Tibetan Medicine
Tibetan-style Residence
The Living Buddha’s Reincarnation System




Tibetan Culture 2

西藏文化 2

Order No. D3204
ISBN: 9787887461308
EAN: 6937475386916
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 70 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

In the vast land of Tibet, which is regarded as “the roof of the world”, the diligent and smart Tibetan people have made numerous cultural miracles. The Tibetan architecture, costumes, cuisine, folklore, epic tales, dances and festivals appeal deeply to the outsiders. This program probes into the mystery of Tibet’s colorful and ancient culture. The contents of Volume 2 are as follows:

Tibetan Carving Art
Tibetan Costumes
Tibetan Tangka
Tibetan Folk Garments
Tibetan Handicrafts
Tibetan Mural
Tibetan Folk Sports Events




Tibetan Culture 3

西藏文化 3

Order No. D3205
ISBN: 9787887461308
EAN: 6937475386923
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 70 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: China Intercontinental Audiovisual Press
Pub Year: 2007
Price: $14.95

In the vast land of Tibet, which is regarded as “the roof of the world”, the diligent and smart Tibetan people have made numerous cultural miracles. The Tibetan architecture, costumes, cuisine, folklore, epic tales, dances and festivals appeal deeply to the outsiders. This program probes into the mystery of Tibet’s colorful and ancient culture. The contents of Volume 3 are as follows:

Tibetan Dances and Songs
Musical Instruments of Tibet
The Life of King Gesar
Tibetan Folk Songs
The Buddha’s Warrior Attendant Dance
Tibetan Palatial Music
Tibetan Opera




To Write Chinese Words (3DVDs with copy book)

学写汉字(硬笔书法) 3DVD
Order No. 16038
ISBN: 9787885260637
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 136 min.
Number of Disc: 3 with copy book
Language: Audio in Chinese and English, with Chinese and English Subtitles
Publisher: Beauty Media
Pub Year: 2009
Price: $24.95

Chinese character is one of the oldest writing styles in history as well as the most widely used one in the world. People like its special artistic form of writing, hence "Judging A Man By His Writing." To write an excellent hardpen calligraphy has become a yearning for millions of people.

This program invites Mr. Chen Shiwei of the Chinese Calligraphy Education Association, who starts with a general overview of hardpen calligraphy, discusses in detail the regular scripts of the fundamental strokes and ingenious composition, teaches you the basic writing skills with demonstrations. It is the gateway for you to master good hardpen calligraphy.




Traditional Chinese Medicine / Chinese Wushu

中医学, 武术

Order No. D3011
ISBN: 7885184420
EAN: 6937475383243
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 59 min.
Number of Disc: 1
Language: Chinese with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles
Publisher: Guangzhou Audio & Video Publication
Price: $14.95

Chinese medicine is proud of its long history. Thousands of years of development have made it a rather perfect regime and ways of preserving our health. This documentary diachronically introduces the development of traditional Chinese medicine.

Chinese wushu or kungfu is considered as the quintessence of China. It is typical of Chinese traditional culture cherished by Chinese to develop a strong body and a sound mind. This documentary introduces the development of Chinese kungfu, including its different styles, weapons, and the legends of Shaolin kungfu in China.

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What the Ancients Knew: The Chinese

Narrator: Jack Turner
Order No. D3502
EAN: 6905454598773
Picture Format: NTSC (good for North American users)
Length: 30 minutes
Number of Disc: 1
Language: English
Publisher: The Science Channel
Price: $16.95

This video profiles how ancient Chinese technologists used gunpowder, porcelain, the cast iron plow, kites, the magnetic compass, moveable type, the blast furnace, the multistage rocket and more. Host Jack Turner demonstrates how ancient machines worked and explains why they were developed.




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