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Author Wilson, Andrew R., 1967- author, lecturer.

Title Understanding Imperial China [(DVD) videorecording] : dynasties, life, and culture / Professor Andrew R. Wilson, Ph.D -DVD

Publication Info. Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co. : Great Courses, [2017]
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Description 4 videodiscs : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guidebook (278 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
video file DVD
NTSC
digital optical rda
Series The Great courses. History.Civilization & culture
Great courses (DVD) ; History.
Note "Course no. 3822"--Container.
Contents Disc 1. 1. Opium, trade, and war in imperial China -- 2. The first emperor's terra-cotta warriors -- Disc 2. 3. China's early golden age: the Han Dynasty -- 4. Amazing ban clan: historian, soldier, woman -- Disc 3. 5. China's Buddhist monks and Daoist recluses -- 6. Cosmopolitan Chang'an: Tang Dynasty capital -- Disc 4. 7. China's grand canal: lifeline of an empire -- 8. Triumph and tragedy in tang poetry -- Disc 5. 9. Life and times of song dynasty literati -- 10. A day's journey along the Qingming scroll -- Disc 6. 11. Peasant life on the yellow river -- 12. Rice, silk, and tea: South China's peasants -- Disc 7. 13. Genghis khan and the rise of the Mongols -- 14. The Mongols and Marco Polo in Xanadu -- Disc 8. 15. Admiral Zheng he's treasure fleet -- 16. China's bound feet, brides, and widows -- Disc 9. 17. Ming dynasty trade and Spanish silver -- 18. The great wall and military life in China -- Disc 10. 19. Qing dynasty: soul stealers and sedition -- 20. Emperor Qianlong hosts a British ambassador -- Disc 11. 21. The Taiping rebellion and its cult leader -- 22. China's treaty ports -- Disc 12. 23. Experiencing China's civil service exams -- 24. China's last dynasty: fall of the Manchus.
Performer Grant Hardy, University of North Carolina, Ashville, lecturer.
Summary With an astonishing 5,000 years of history, China is one of the world's great civilizations, as well as a burgeoning superpower on the world stage. For a major portion of its existence--until as recently as the early 20th century--China was an empire, one of the greatest and most powerful the world has ever known.
Subject China -- History -- Videodiscs.
China -- Civilization -- Videodiscs.
Genre Filmed lectures.
Nonfiction films.
DVD-video discs.
Note Title on container spine: Understanding Imperial China
ISBN 9781629974637
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