The difference between high-end culture and pop culture is getting blurry. "Cultural Kaleidoscope" interprets the cultural phenomenon from the tangible antiques to the intangible culture.
Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Ya’an (Chinese 30' ,2013)
The disastrous earthquake in Ya’an not only destroyed the property of residents, but also ruined the vulnerable cultural heritage which can hardly be revitalized. The rich deep-rooted culture of Han Dynasty in Ya’an drives people to well-preserved, which includes “The Gaoyi Que”. Sinking in the sorrow is not the way to escape the shadow of earthquake. What we should do is to prevent the destruction from the next earthquake in order to inherit the Chinese tradition and culture.
Ma Du Wei talks about furniture (Chinese 2 x 30' ,2013)
The ancient furniture we have collected was usually from Ming or Qing Dynasty, of which Qing style is most popular. Furniture can bring us to the hundreds years ago ancient life and every piece of it has been given social significance as well as discloses the aesthetic appeal in the past time. This episode explores the ancient Chinese furniture and traditional Chinese lifestyle with well-known collector Ma Du Wei.
A huge tomb (Chinese 2 x 30' ,2013)
A huge tomb was discovered at Chang Gou village in Beijing, and according to the local rumor, it is the burial of Tartar King. With excavation, it has unearthed structure of the tomb and some copper cash, which made the owner’s identity more and more mysterious. Finally, a square epitaph finds us the answer.
Scent is in the air (Chinese 30' ,2012)
The historical Aquilaria with alluring scent has been used over thousands of years. Aquilaria is kind of fragrant and produced by self-recovery instinct. The scent can either cleanse or eat away our soul. The market selling Aquilaria in Liaobu is a reflection of the uprising and downfall of the scent. The importance of revitalizing the scent culture is to connect life in the past and now.
Mysterious Ancestor Worship (Chinese 30' ,2012)
“Nuo”, a type of sacrificial and magical ritual held to expel evil spirits and pestilence, has been a prevalent practice from grass roots to the royals. Let’s reveal this mysterious “Nuo”.culture.with us.
Du Fu’s Thatched Cottage (Chinese 30' ,2012)
Du Fu was having a vagabond life until he arrived at Sichuan where he got a few years of peace. Moving to Sichuan was the turning point of his life. On the birthday of Du, let’s take an in-depth look at Chengdu of Sichuan Province, to reveal the changes of Du.
Walking through the Musée Guimet (Chinese 30' ,2012)
Touring around Musée Guimet in France is like unwrapping a present which surprises you all the way. There are many collections of exquisite Chinese antiques, like Jade Pig Dragon from Hongshan culture, Jade Cong from Liangzhu culture, Banpo Painted Pottery vase with pointed bottom, the highlight of the museum, Elephant-shaped Bronze Zun of Shang Dynasty and antiques from Dunhuang. All of these antiques fill this museum with distinctive Chinese culture. The future of the museum will be further brightened with its prospect of co-operating with Asia and China.