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Inside the Forbidden City: 500 Years of Wonder, History and Power
     

Inside the Forbidden City: 500 Years of Wonder, History and Power

 
In addition to its presence as one of the most spectacular man-made sites on Earth - a UNESCO World Heritage site, in fact - China's Forbidden City holds enormous historical importance. For over five hundred years, it served as the ceremonial and political center of its nation. It also provided a home for 24 Chinese emperors and two dynasties, the Ming and the Qing.

Overview

In addition to its presence as one of the most spectacular man-made sites on Earth - a UNESCO World Heritage site, in fact - China's Forbidden City holds enormous historical importance. For over five hundred years, it served as the ceremonial and political center of its nation. It also provided a home for 24 Chinese emperors and two dynasties, the Ming and the Qing. Three years in the making, this high definition documentary program traces the rich and complex history of the City, while carrying viewers on a breathtaking tour of its interiors and exteriors.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/20/2010
UPC:
0753182806808
Original Release:
2009
Source:
Cinevision Int'l Inc
Region Code:
1

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Inside the Forbidden City: 500 Years of Wonder, History and Power
1. Lunar New Year [5:09]
2. Second Capitol [1:52]
3. Restless Emperor [5:18]
4. A New Palace [9:50]
5. Beijing [6:30]
6. Great Techniques [4:04]
7. Warning Of Fire [4:52]
8. Reconstruction [7:47]
1. Inside the Forbidden City [5:31]
2. Halls Of Harmony [2:52]
3. Harmony On Fire [4:31]
4. Supreme Harmony [4:50]
5. Magic Sign Boards [4:25]
6. The Palaces [8:27]
7. The Gardens [2:56]
8. Peace Palaces [11:13]
1. Path To The Throne [4:33]
2. Rituals And Rites [5:31]
3. Ceremonial Festivities [4:33]
4. Palace Examination [7:25]
5. Agricultural Ties [4:10]
6. Sacrificial Rites [6:09]
7. Foreign Relations [9:14]
8. Abdication [3:47]
1. Imperial Preference [5:41]
2. Court Meetings [3:55]
3. Reorganization [6:47]
4. Secretariat [4:55]
5. Power Shift [5:34]
6. A New Emperor [7:18]
7. Invasion [6:09]
8. Behind The Curtain [5:01]
Disc #2 -- Inside the Forbidden City: 500 Years of Wonder, History and Power
1. Concubine Zhen [4:37]
2. Dwelling Place [3:20]
3. Twist of Fate [7:21]
4. Young Ruler [5:59]
5. Dowager's Influence [6:25]
6. Imperial Recreation [5:50]
7. Heir To The Throne [5:09]
8. A Dynasty Ends [6:36]
1. Porcelain Treasures [7:44]
2. Imperial Kiln [8:11]
3. Refining The Craft [2:42]
4. Imperial Preference [1:23]
5. Buddhist Simplicity [8:38]
6. Official Process [4:19]
7. Master Works [4:09]
8. Lost Art [4:52]
1. Emperor Qianlong [4:35]
2. Ming Dynasty [6:57]
3. Rare Treasures [6:06]
4. Mistaken Masterpiece [6:43]
5. Preservation [6:37]
6. A Great Risk [3:34]
7. Stolen Works [8:01]
8. Lost Art [2:48]
1. Symbol Of Morality [5:54]
2. The Jade Seal [3:17]
3. Collection [6:31]
4. Production [5:36]
5. Jade Artisans [6:40]
6. Jade Varieties [5:57]
7. Master Artisans [4:29]
8. Rebirth Of Jade [6:57]
Disc #3 -- Inside the Forbidden City: 500 Years of Wonder, History and Power
1. Foregin Envoys [6:43]
2. Religious Chimes [7:40]
3. Power Struggle [4:29]
4. Western Influence [7:04]
5. Many Cultures [3:56]
6. Artisan Ship [4:13]
7. Timepieces [6:12]
8. Modern Amusements [5:02]
1. Doors Open [5:20]
2. Emperor Pu Yi [7:25]
3. End Of A Dynasty [5:41]
4. Farewell [6:22]
5. Inventory [7:27]
6. Establishment [3:50]
7. Growing Pains [4:27]
8. Bright Future [4:49]
1. Mass Collections [5:05]
2. Lost Treasures [6:57]
3. Stolen Art [6:47]
4. Safe-Guard [7:04]
5. Imminent Danger [5:06]
6. Enemy Threat [3:51]
7. Scattered Treasures [4:57]
8. Relics Returned [5:33]
1. Lost Power [5:37]
2. Restoration [5:30]
3. Rebirth [5:00]
4. Rooftop Discovery [6:27]
5. Ancient Techniques [6:26]
6. New Age [8:15]
7. Massive Catalog [3:56]
8. New Generations [4:13]

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