Mysterious city of ancient alleyways Beijing, China

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As Beijing prepares for the 2008 Olympics, most of the hutong - the city's small traditional dwellings and the network of lanes and alleys formed by them - are being demolished to make room for skyscrapers. This program explores social and cultural changes in historical Beijing, as seen in the life of a few ordinary citizens who still live in the hutong. The program includes computer models of the designing of ancient Beijing City.; English and some Chinese with English narration, voice-over's and/or subtitles. "Mysterious cities of Asia"--Screen series title.
Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Asian Culture; Chinese Culture; Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places; Asian Studies; China; Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor; Streets China Beijing; Alleys China Beijing; Beijing (China)
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53 minutes; color


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Narrators, Angus Waycott, Elizabeth Handover. Camera, Shuichi Hashimoto ; music, Isao Tomita.
Other Identifiers
Filename: lms-089793; Fedora 2 PID: umd:10785; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/3260; OCLC: ocm56113811; Catalog Key: alephsys003134690; Catalog Key: FFH 32971

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