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Zi jin cheng Forbidden city : the great within

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Alternate title:Forbidden city : the great within
Great within
Summary:This program explores the history of imperial China through its symbolic heart: Beijing, the "Forbidden City." The program presents a visually stunning tour of the hub of the world's oldest bureaucracy and center for all Chinese government, a city containing schools, temples, theaters, gardens, and 240 acres of palaces. Period paintings, etchings, archival material and readings from 1,000 years of Imperial diaries complement this access to a capital long closed to the outside world.
Contributor:Steiger, Rod 1925-2002
Provider:Maroon Productions
Discovery Channel (Firm)
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
Temporal subject: 2001-2010
Geographical subject – Continent:Beijing (China)
Topical subjects:Palaces China Beijing
Temples China Beijing
Architecture China Beijing
Gardens China Beijing
Beijing (China) Civilization
Beijing (China) History
China Kings and rulers
China Court and courtiers History
Forbidden City (Beijing, China)
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Films@UM Browse terms:Asian Studies
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