The China Project
The China Project takes viewers on a 5,000 mile tour providing a compact overview of China, past and present. Topics cover history, geography, business, culture, cuisine and social issues. The China Project documents:
And a dozen other fascinating topics...
The format plays like a music CD, one story after another, each one a complete experience.
Presented as 24 short, easy to understand stories, totaling .6 gig, about 50:00.
720 x 405, 16:9 format
Not Rated-No drugs, no cussing, no violence.
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Made in China 2:14
It didn’t take long for the Chinese to master manufacturing. Or did it? Here are clues to the secret of their success.
Kite Catastrophe :29
Windstorm at a kite market.
World’s Largest Auto Market 1:56
A big part of China’s 1.3 billion people are moving up into the middle class. More people can now afford to buy a car. Better grab a parking space while you still can.
Shiny as Silk 3:03
No material has as much glamor or history as silk. And many believe that it’s story began here.
Handmade Mass Production 1:39
The Chinese invented, refined and exported the world’s finest porcelain for thousands of years. That’s why in English, porcelain is nicknamed ‘China.’ And Jingdezhen is the historic center of Chinese porcelain making. Here’s how it was mass-produced - one item at a time.
Big China in China 1:26
The Chinese think big. And this modern porcelain factory fires big.
Well Hung :46
Here’s a porcelain artist who works from the same material as traditional Chinese porcelain. However, he achieves dramatically different results.
A Pitch for Porcelain :49
Here’s a 17 year old executive pitching a funny flute at a porcelain pavilion
The Great Experiment 1:41
This story is about the place where modern China began.
Ancient Capital 3:47
Xian is one of China’s oldest and most important cities. It’s been around for more than 3,000 years. Let’s take a look.
A Friendship on the Roof 3:36
The religions of Islam and Buddhism have many beliefs that seem to be the exact opposite of each other. Yet, they have been living side by side in basic harmony for over 1,500 years.
Oodles of Noodles 3:24
Few realize that the Chinese eat more noodles than rice. Even fewer realize that most noodle makers are Moslems.
Room for All in No Man’s Land 2:45
Throughout China’s history, Qinghai Province has been called a no man’s land. But this area has spectacular scenery and makes a great summer vacation.
Once Upon A Time 2:16
This is the real story based on a legend that happened some 600 years ago.
The Tone of Tongren 3:16
The town of Tongren is an important religious and cultural center for Buddhism. It is important to pilgrims and increasingly, to tourists.
The First Movie Theatre 1:23
They say this was the world's first movie theatre. We bring in descendants of the inventor to confirm it.
The Green Wall of China 3:17
Forget the images of rice paddies. A huge part of China is about as empty as the Sahara desert. And it’s growing. Here’s what the Chinese are doing about it.
The Road Most Traveled 2:54
The Silk Road. The most famous land route in history. This story tells how it began.
Man's Best Friend 3:09
The camel is associated with the deserts of the Sahara and Arabia. But it was just as essential to crossing the deserts of China.
One Child Policy :27
A place where the one child policy need not apply.
Taxi Survival :52
A taxi driver found stranded in the vast desert reveals his secret to survival.
Retouching the Great Wall 1:45
How those Great Wall of China photos are made without tourists.
Delicious. And so is the Food 2:25
When a restaurant from the Middle East is packed every night in the middle of Beijing, you know there’s more going on than hummus and tabbouleh. There is. And it’s not just baba-ganouch.
The Nearest McDonald's :53
Taking a walk in China's western province