Hunan

Hunan

Monks, Artists, and Mummies

Streaming Video - 2010
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The cultural riches of China's Hunan province have survived for 2,000 years, and are as globally significant as the vestiges of ancient Greece or Egypt. This program explores the area with help from artists and observers who value Hunan's cultural history as well as its present concerns. Here, the old lessons of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism are still a part of life, as the daily challenges of monks and pilgrims illustrate. A photographer explores the teeming capital, Changsha - the site of spectacular Han graves discovered in 1972. In rural Hunan, an artist returns to his hometown of Fenghuang, a small but beautiful urban center on the Tuo Jiang river, where he examines a palace and stately homes.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (44 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Monks, Artists, and Mummies

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