april, 2021

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wed28apr6:00 pm6:00 pmTHE STORY OF CHINA BBC with Michael Woods : Movie Screening and Discussion6:00 pm - 6:00 pm Usada Bali, Jl. Sugriwa No.4, Br. Padang TegalEvent type:Film,MusicDistrict:UbudEntry:Free

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THE STORY OF CHINA BBC with Michael Woods
A BBC documentary film by historian and journalist Michael Woods

In a tale of fantastic geographical sweep, Michael Wood conjures up China’s first great international age, the Tang Dynasty. From picturesque old cities on the Yellow River he travels to the bazaars of the Silk Road in Central Asia, and on to India in the footsteps of the Chinese monk who brought Buddhist texts to China. He uncovers the coming of Christianity, sails the Grand Canal, and tracks the spread of Chinese culture across East Asia, an influence ‘as profound as Rome on the Latin West’.

Date: Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 at 6PM
Episode 3: GOLDEN AGE
Michael Wood tells the tale of China’s Renaissance, which happened long before the one in Europe. In the alleys of Kaifeng, the world’s greatest city before the 19th century, he hears legends, samples the cuisine and explores printing. We see a huge working replica of an astronomical clock made by ‘China’s Leonardo da Vinci’, one of the inventions that made the Song a great era of science. And at a crunch Chinese Premier League match, we learn that the Chinese even invented soccer!

Date: Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 at 6PM
Episode 4: THE MING
The Ming Dynasty was the time of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City, when China sent treasure ships on ocean voyages to Africa and the Persian Gulf. In Nanjing Michael Wood sees the building of a huge replica of a Ming ocean-going junk. In Suzhou the ‘Venice of China’, he explores the silk industry, ceramics and lacquer-making, and visits one of China’s most beautiful gardens. Then in Macao, the arrival of Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci begins China’s fateful modern exchanges with the West.

Date: Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 at 6PM
Michael Wood tells the dramatic tale of China’s last empire, the Qing. In the 18th century China was the biggest economy in the world, and with that prosperity came a fabulously rich culture. From China’s favourite novel, to opera and storytelling houses, and all-women’s mosques, it’s an age full of surprises. But then came the fateful clash with the British in the First Opium War, the beginning of the end of the empire.

Date: Thursday, 27th May, 2021 at 6PM
This last film tells the tale of the great Taiping Rebellion in which 20 million died, and the fall of the Empire in 1911. Michael visits Hong Kong’s Peninsula Hotel, jewel of the Jazz age, and follows Mao on the Long March to Yan’an, the base of the communist revolution. He meets a survivor of the Japanese massacre of Nanjing, describes the communist victory, and ends with Mao’s death and the boom time of the last thirty years. The series ends as it began at home with the warmth of the Chinese family.

*Usada Bali will show the entire series of 6 episodes over the next weeks*

In keeping with social distancing protocols as set by the Indonesian government, we are limiting the number of participants for our non-virtual Forum events.

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(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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Jl. Sugriwa No.4, Br. Padang Tegal

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