Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Here Chinese white dolphins, red-crowned cranes, deadly vipers, giant sturgeon and sabre-wielding monkeys struggle to eke out a living faced by competition from 700 million people, widespread pollution and over-fishing. How China is managing such conflicting pressures has lessons for us all.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Invited to China by the Chinese government, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, Antonioni made a documentary about new China which was fiercely condemned by the Chinese government for seeing the "wrong" China (just as Zabriskie Point was denounced for seeing the wrong America). Chung Kuo consists of three parts. The first part, taken around Beijing, includes kids at an elementary school; older sections of the city; a clinic where a Caesarean operation is performed, using acupuncture; and a cotton mill and its workers. The second part visits the Red Flag canal and a collective farm in Henan, as well as the old city of Suzhou. The final part shows the port and industries of Shanghai. The film and ends with a stage presentation by Chinese acrobats. We see clean streets, apparently happy and well-fed people, bright and beautiful children, an orderly and progressive society... Day-to-day life at every level is captured by the hand-held cameras.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
China's heartland with its Han people is the centre of a 5,000-year-old civilization. This land contains the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, and Beijing's Olympic Stadium and is home to some of China's most charismatic creatures such as the giant panda, golden snub-nosed monkey, and golden takin.
China has undergone significant development in the past 50 years, bringing many environmental problems. The programme explores the deep, complex and often extraordinary relationship between the Chinese peoples, their environment and its creatures, and finds out what it means for the future of China.
Monday, June 9, 2008
张学良将军生前常说：「我从来没想到自己会活这么久！」，然而在2001年（民国90年）10月15日，张学良将军因病抢救无效，在美国夏威夷逝世，享年101岁。公视精心推荐「世纪行过---张学良传」，由作家郭冠英和资深媒体人周玉蔻专访张学良；制作单位远赴中国大陆东北等地，拍摄张学良一生走过的地方，节目从筹备整理到最后播出，长达十年之久！ 「世纪行过」共有四集，分别介绍张学良生长的地方，以及特殊的家庭背景、在东北与日本人对峙的过程、西安事变发生的始末，以及来台后度过的余生。 张学良一生饱受各种抨击，经历过亲师挚友在阵前成仇的往事，导致自己被终生软禁。张学良将在「世纪行过」节目中畅诉初衷，勾勒他这「引颈就戮」的大块人生。 第一集 白山黑水 第二集 国难家仇 第三集 西安事变 第四集 真自由
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
For two centuries Asians have largely been bystanders in world history, reacting to surges of Western commerce, thought, and power.Now former United Nations Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani -- whom Foreign Policy magazine ranked as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world -- declares that era is over and the West must embrace rather than resist this structural shift.
China's emperors built the Great Wall to keep their kingdom safe from the hostile barbarians to the north. This is a land of warrior tribes, bizarre wildlife and extreme weather, but also of vast and breathtaking evergreen forests, grassy plains and sweeping desert dunes, rich with history.
The legendary Silk Road drew traders and their camels across the deserts in search of fabulous wealth, and fierce Mongolian horsemen conquered the known world. Today, nomadic tribesmen still race horses and hunt with golden eagles, while tiny hamsters and Asia's last wild horses struggle to survive in the world's most northerly desert.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME is an award-winning documentary about an interesting social experiment with democracy in China. In an elementary school in the city of Wuhan in central China, three eight-year-old students campaign for the coveted position of class monitor. This is the first election for a class leader to be held in China. The three candidates hold debates, campaign tirelessly and show their intellectual and artistic skills, until one is voted the winner. Their parents, devoted to their only child, take part and start to influence the results. Language: Mandarin+English Subs Director: Weijun Chen