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Mysterious city of ancient alleyways Beijing, China

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Alternate title:Beijing, China
Hutong : alleyways of change in contemporary Beijing
Alleyways of change in contemporary Beijing
Summary:As Beijing prepares for the 2008 Olympics, most of the hutong - the city's small traditional dwellings and the network of lanes and alleys formed by them - are being demolished to make room for skyscrapers. This program explores social and cultural changes in historical Beijing, as seen in the life of a few ordinary citizens who still live in the hutong. The program includes computer models of the designing of ancient Beijing City.
English and some Chinese with English narration, voice-over's and/or subtitles. "Mysterious cities of Asia"--Screen series title.
Provider:Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:New Jersey
Topical subjects:Streets China Beijing
Alleys China Beijing
Beijing (China)
Credits:Narrators, Angus Waycott, Elizabeth Handover. Camera, Shuichi Hashimoto ; music, Isao Tomita.
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
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