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Title China's Great Wall: Protecting the Dragon - Ep 2 Of 2 / Director: Twente, Christian
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2015
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Summary Surprisingly, you won't find China's Great Wall among the list of the Wonders of the World. Yet it is one of mankind's most magnificent achievements, its story reaching back beyond historical times. China's Great Wall is a symbol of the turbulent relationship between China and its northern neighbours, influenced the destiny of the Middle Kingdom in every era. The construction of the Wall claimed countless human lives. It extends across peaks and valleys, torrential rivers and vast steppes. Yet it is more than merely a defence. It is a symbol of a division between cultures. Here, agrarian Chinese society; there, the nomadic culture of the herdsmen of the steppes. It is key to our understanding of Chinese history and civilisation. (Documentary Series) (Part 2)
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-05-10 at 19:35:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Architecture, Chinese.
Chinese -- Social life and customs.
Great Wall of China (China)
International trade.
Stone walls -- Design and construction.
Thick-walled structures.
China -- Great Wall of China.
Form Streaming video
Author Twente, Christian, director
Solomon, Andrew, cast
Bin, Li Hong, contributor