鳳眼睇中華 – 第二季

Beauty of China - Series 2
鳳眼睇中華 – 第二季

Beauty of China - Series 2

中文 17 x 30’ , 2012
Chinese  17 x 30’, 2012
節目介紹 / Introduction
主持將與您展開一段段靈修之旅,從無邊海岸到廣闊陸地、從原始叢林到純淨湖泊、從神秘古廟到浮華城市,讓您我在中華大地遊走自在,體驗溫情處處,見證新時代人文美景的美好,感受旅途對心靈淨化的過程。
 
 <b>戚繼光 30’</b>
 浙江台州臨海古城被視為「戚家軍」成軍之地,亦是北京八達嶺的藍本。戚繼光在此抗倭,鴛鴦陣所向披靡。今天的光餅和糟羹,又與戚家軍有著怎樣的關係。從飲食和習俗,《鳳眼睇中華》與您在臨海古城尋找一代傳奇民族英雄戚繼光的足跡。
 
 <b>台州水運文化 30’</b>
 台州因位置臨近海口,從古代開始已經是非常重要的商貿港口,也是古代海上絲綢之路的分支之一。而台州的民俗工藝隨著的唐朝的興盛而得到迅速的發展。許多代表著中國的物產和文化也藉著台州的優越地理位置傳到世界各地。同時,也傳入其他國家的文化。民俗文化在這裡交錯,引發民俗藝術繁榮。《鳳眼睇中華》探尋台州民間藝術背後的人和事。
 
 <b>耕讀沙灣 30’</b>
 近年,關於中國傳統文化起源於鄉村的這種說法,得到了愈來愈多的推崇。究竟這種說法從何而來?以前,很多好讀書而不為官的宗族,會選擇留在鄉村裡,過他們半耕半讀的生活。他們是文人,也是農民。耕讀傳家,讓文化在嶺南這片曾經的蠻荒之地上開始興盛起來。《鳳眼睇中華》來到番禺的沙灣古鎮,帶您感受一下耕讀世家在這裡留下來的遺韻。
 
 <b>南丫島 30’</b>
 南丫島是香港眾多島嶼之一。這裡與香港的市區有著截然不同的氛圍,悠閒舒服的氣息迎面而來。潔白的沙灘,美味的海鮮,還有淳樸的民風,吸引了大批外國人以及一些渴望自由的年青人來這裡生活。中外文化的交織,令南丫島早已不再是一個普通的小漁村,《鳳眼睇中華》與您一起感受這裡的異國風情。
 
 <b>尋找最地道的潮州滋味 30’</b>
 在中國的各種菜系中,潮汕菜一向被認為最能夠承載感情。正因為潮汕人愛闖蕩世界的特性,令他們的家鄉菜肴或者小吃都能夠將他們記憶深處的情感誘發出來,成為每位潮汕遊子心中最濃的鄉愁。對食材的極致苛求,對美好生活的渴望,造就了潮汕人飯桌上一道道獨特的美味佳肴。《鳳眼睇中華》與您走進潮州,尋找最地道的潮汕滋味。
 
 <b>潮州民俗 30’</b>
 潮汕歷來地少人多,許多謀生無門的人紛紛透過海路,向外尋求發展。這就解釋了為什麼潮汕人是海外華人中最大的一個族群。他們堅守著一些樸素悠緩的傳統,每逢祭祖拜神,無論如何也定必回鄉。因為眷戀故土,所以一直保留家鄉的風俗。《鳳眼睇中華》與您探尋潮州人獨有的風俗。
 
 <b>尋找遠去的徽州文化 30’</b>
 以前徽州地區,大部份的家庭生活都很貧困,為了尋求謀生之路,古徽州的小孩子到了十三四歲就要跟著家裡的長輩外出學做生意。他們族人深受儒家文化影響,內心深處都有著一份文雅的情懷,文人墨客層出不窮。古徽州人崇尚風水之說,村落大部份都沿著溪流構築,因而構成獨特美景。《鳳眼睇中華》踏上江西古道,尋找遠去的徽州文化。 
 
 <b>尋找不一樣的徽州文化 30’</b>
 白牆黑瓦,飛檐翹角的徽派建築;富甲一方,賈而好儒的徽商,這些都是徽州文化最具特色的一部分。但除此之外,還有大量的民間習俗和技藝遺存在尋常街巷的民宅之中。《鳳眼睇中華》帶您去尋找散落在民間的古徽州民俗元素。
 
 <b>揚州鹽商 30’</b>
 揚州素有“綠楊城郭”的美譽,自古就引得八方來客魂牽夢繞。可以說運河造就了揚州的神話,但另一個特殊的群體就把揚州的繁華發揮到極致,他們便是鹽商。他們是中國古代的一個獨特群體,給人留下的最大印象,是驚人的財富、紙醉金迷的奢華生活和長袖善舞的營商之道。鹽商興而揚州旺,但在這背後又有著什麼樣鮮為人知的故事呢?《鳳眼睇中華》帶您走進江蘇揚州的園林宅邸之中,去找尋這座城市關於“鹽”的味道。
 
 <b>國父孫中山故里 30’</b>
 廣東省的香山縣,是中國歷史上有名的僑鄉。從南宋時期,香山人就開始移居海外。1866年,這裡誕生了一位改變中國歷史的人,他就是以“天下為公”為理念的孫中山。1925年,為了紀念他,香山縣正式更名為中山縣。《鳳眼睇中華》與您一起走訪中山,尋找國父孫中山不同階段的思想轉變。
 
 <b>圈起來的生生世世 30’</b>
 300多年來一直與大自然為伴的土樓是多次南遷的客家人的其中一個聚居點。這些一座座圓形建築物,位於福建,一直隱蔽在山間,表面巍峨森嚴,內裡卻是炊煙裊裊。外面的大千世界好像跟這裡沒有太大關係,住在古老土樓裡的客家人仍保留著特有的中原遺風。他們努力把傳統的味道留著,希望能守著祖祖輩輩留給他們的生活記憶,把濃厚的家國情懷流傳下去。
 
 <b>社會議題系列:</b>
 
 <b>禪院孤兒 30’</b>
 由民政部門調查統計的數據顯示,當前中國失去雙親,或是找不到親生父母的未成年人,當中有部份由民政部門的兒童福利機構撫養,餘下的則由各式各樣的民間組織撫養。在廣東的潮汕地區,許多寺院擔起了撫養這些孤兒的責任。有些家長甚至直接把病殘的孩子丟在寺院門口。究竟這些孩子,在寺院裡過著一個怎樣的童年呢?
 
 <b>現代私塾的回歸 30’</b>
 近年,中國教育制度被各界質疑其教育成效,其中有一群教育者提倡古代私塾教育比現代教育制度更有效發展兒童的道德品行。一些家庭因不滿義務教育的單一模式,把自己的孩子拉離現有的教育制度,每天將他們送進山中農舍,誦讀四書五經。這些家長認為,豐厚國學底蘊能令孩子成為有良好的品德又具備能力的人。《鳳眼睇中華》與您一起探索這些現代的私塾。
 
 <b>寒門高考 30’</b>
 高考就像是一條讓底層學子向上流動的通道。農村孩子相信「知識改變命運」,他們希望藉著高考,獲得認同,融入城市,繼而改善生活。可是自九十年代開始,中國重點大學裡的農村學生比例不斷下降。時至今日,部份名牌大學的農村學生的比例僅佔一成。出身越底層,上的學校就會越差,仿佛已成為一種趨勢。儘管如此,許多農村孩子,依然為了實現成為天之驕子的夢想而日夜努力著。
 
 <b>雜技人生 30’</b>
 台上一分鐘,台下十年功。這是一群用身體在演奏的藝人,他們從小鍛造非凡技藝。憑藉紮實的基本功和精彩絕倫的表演,河南的喬家班為很多大型劇場的壓軸戲碼和票房保證,令各地觀眾為之驚嘆。早在清末民初,河南的喬家班就曾代表清政府走出國門,到日本、俄羅斯、印度及朝鮮等二十多個國家演出中國雜技藝術。《鳳眼睇中華》來到當年喬家班的故里—東北莊,感受中國雜技原始的一面。
 
 <b>中國式養老 30’</b>
 現時中國老年人口超過兩億,而60歲以上的老年人口正以每年超過百分之三的速度遞增。這些數據都顯示人口老化的問題正影響著當今中國社會。隨著社會發展,獨生子女政策的實行及大量勞動人口湧入大城市,這現象使部份家庭的養老功能正在不斷地弱化,「養兒防老,積殼防飢」的傳統中國文化思想更受到動搖。《鳳眼睇中華》與您分享現代的中國式養老。
 
 <b>慢船來中國 30’</b>
 隨著中國的發展與開放,不同國籍的人紛紛來到中國尋夢。更有不少孩子跟隨他們的父母來到中國落地生根。縱然他們有著跟我們不同的膚色,不同的國籍,卻說著我們最熟悉的中文。他們把中國視作「家鄉」,努力適應在中國的生活,但同時,他們也用不同的方法把真正的家鄉記憶和味道留住。讓我們隨著這些外國娃娃的步伐,再一次認識我們的家。



From big forests to calm lakes; from ancient temples to modern cities, ‘Beauty of China’ invites you to a mind-healing journey through the encounter of distinctive cultures and beautiful sceneries in China.
 
 <b>Legendary National Hero—Qi Jiguang (30')</b>
 Linhai, the historical city situated in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province, is the founding place of the “Army of Qi” as well as the blueprint of Badaling in Beijing. Right here, the “Army of Qi” triumphed over Japanese soldiers. From eating habits to traditional customs, “Beauty of China” traces the history of our legendary national hero-Qi Jiguang.
 
 <b>Culture of Water transport in Taizhou (30')</b>
 Water is not only the origin of life, but also the connection to the world for Taizhou. Situated near to Haikou City and as one of the tributaries of Silk Road Sea Route, Taizhou has been an important port for trading distinctive Chinese commodities because of its geographic advantages. Due to the prosperity of Tang Dynasty, the developments of traditional craftsmanship and cultural interaction were growing rapidly in Taizhou. The cultural hybridity in this place contributed to the flourish of folk art. Here you will discover the cultural side of Taizhou.
 
 <b>Civilizations in Shawan (30')</b>
 In recent years, there is a saying that goes 'Chinese traditional culture stems from agriculture'. Some educated people turned down a government job offer, and chose to farm and study in the village in the past. The civilizations blossomed in Lingnan thanks to those civilized farmers. 'Beauty of China' takes you to Shawan Ancient Town in Panyu where the nature merges with culture perfectly.
 
 <b>Lamma Island in Hong Kong (30')</b>
 As one of the many islands in Hong Kong, Lamma Island offers a totally different atmosphere in contrast to the hustle and bustle city life. Its beautiful fine white beach, fresh seafood, relaxed and simple lifestyle had attracted lots of foreigners and youth who longed for freedom to live there. Let's come and feel the ease of Lamma Island with "Beauty of China".
 
 <b>The Genuine Chaozhou Cuisine(30')</b>
 Among all the Chinese cuisines, Chauzhou cuisine is widely considered as the one attached with sentiment. The local delights and snacks remind overseas Chaozhou people the warmth of their hometown. Distant from their root, they have strong motivation to preserve their cuisine generations by generations. Their insistence on the quality of the ingredients and the eagerness of pursuing blissful life are the recipe for Chaozhou delicacies. Beauty of China treats you a feast of Chaozhou cuisine.
 
 <b>The Traditions of Chaozhou(30')</b>
 Chaozhou is a place with large population but scarce land. The undesirable living condition pushes local people to search for working opportunities overseas. However, their rooted tradition has not been withered away but blooms in a foreign land. No matter how distant from their hometown, they promise not to miss any ancestor worships to show their respect. Beauty of China discloses the customs of Chauzhou.
 
 <b>Tracing back the Huizhou Culture(30')</b>
 Teenagers in Huizhou were encouraged to leave their under-privileged hometown in order to learn business skills for earning a living in the past. However, the family-oriented concept was still deeply rooted in their heart. Cultivated by Confucianism in their childhood, they were all well-behaved and in a refined manner. On the other hand, their homes were built along the river, and therefore formed a picturesque style of architecture. Beauty of China sets foot on the ancient road of Huizhou to trace back its culture.
 
 <b>The Unique Huizhou Culture(30')</b>
 Black tiles, white walls and horse heads decorated elegantly on upturned eaves, this style is the iconic Huizhou architecture. The wealthy business giants with Confucian education background, is another characteristic of Huizhou. In fact, there are countless customs and craftsmanship left to be found. Beauty of China gathers those fragments of customs to show you the full picture of Huizhou.
 
 <b>Salt Business in Yangzhou(30')</b>
 Yangzhou is renowned for striking a balance between environmental conservation and economic development. In the past, the salt traders made good use of the great canal to achieve the prosperity of Yangzhou. Their wealth and luxurious lifestyle contributed to the domestic economic development. The mutually beneficial relationship between the salt traders and Yangzhou may interest you. Beauty of China takes you to the mansions in Yangzhou to discover the stories of the salt traders.
 
 <b>The Hometown of Sun Yat-sen(30')</b>
 Zhongshan City of Guangdong Province, which used to call as Xiangshan County, is well-known as the hometown of the founding father of the Republic of China. In 1866, Sun Yat-sen, who re-wrote the Chinese history, was born here. He held the belief that the society belongs to all people and initiated a revolution. In 1925, Xiangshan County was re-named as Zhongshan City to commemorate Mr. Sun’s great achievements. Beauty of China seeks for the Mr. Sun’s motives behind the revolution.
 
 <b>The Distinctive Culture inside the Hakka House(30')</b>
 The Hakka House which is situated in Fujian Province is the residence of Hakka minority. The fortress-like house is surrounded by beautiful nature and hidden by mountainous landscape. It was built for defending enemies, but now, it might be a preservation of Central Plains tradition.The world keeps changing, the genuine Hakka culture still walks in its own way.
 
 <b>Social Issues Series: </b>
 
 <b>Orphan in temple (30')</b>
 According to the survey taken by the China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs, most of the orphans or abandoned children aged under 18 are brought up in different NGOs in China. In Chaoshan area of Guangdong Province, some temples are taking the responsibility of caring for orphans. Some parents even left their ill or disabled children in front of the temple. What kind of life are these orphans experiencing without the love from parents in temple?
 
 <b>The old-style private schools in modern society (30')</b>
 The effectiveness of education system in modern China has been questioned by the public in recently years. Some of the educators suggested that compare with the modern education, the old-style education might be more effective for the moral development of children. Some parents have chosen to send their children to the old-style private school in remote mountainous area and let them leave the compulsory education as the parents are dissatisfied with the modern education. The children study “The Four Books and Five Classics” which the parents believe the knowledge of traditional Chinese culture is good for the development of the children. Let’s explore the secret of this old-style private school.
 
 <b>A turning point – “Gaokao” (30')</b>
 Holding the faith of“Knowledge reshapes one’s destiny”, the young generation in rural China believes that “Gaokao”, the China's college entrance examination, is the ladder to upper social status. They study round the clock to gain high scores in Gaokao which becomes one of the opportunities to be white-collar elite in cities and improve their lives. The matter of fact is that the root class receiving the worst education seems to be the trend. The ratio of rural student studying in the national key universities has been decreasing since 90s. The situation is even worse in top universities where rural student takes up only 10%. Despite the cruel fact, rural student still strives for realizing the dream of becoming elite.
 
 <b>The life of Chinese acrobats (30')</b>
 No pain no gain is the best idiom to interpret the life of Chinese acrobatic artist. Through blood, sweat and tears, they are trained up to be professional performers. With solid foundation and magnificent performance, Chinese acrobats were invited to be the final performer in many grand theatres. The Qiao family team was one of the representatives. Not only the audience be surprised, it’s amazing acrobatic performance also the key to perform aboard during the Qing Dynasty. Let's go to Dongbei Village and appreciate the primitive Chinese acrobatics.
 
 <b>Retirement Life in China (30')</b>
 The ageing problem is severe in modern China according to the shocking statistics indicating that the population of senior citizens increases 3% every year. The one-child policy and young people moving to city are blamed as the causes for neglecting senior citizens. However, different with traditional cognitive, senior citizens are independent and courageous to choose their own way of retirement life in this modern China. Some of them decide to live in Aged Care Home and learn new skills to make their retirement fruitful. Let’s take a look of the new style of retirement life in China.
 
 <b>Feels Like Home (30')</b>
 The economic development and openness has made China becoming a platform for foreigners to pursue their dreams and a place where they chose to take root. In this foreign land, they let their children learn Chinese and treat here as their hometown even though they have different races and nationalities. Meanwhile, some of them keep reminding their children about the memories of their origins in different ways. These lovely new-comers’ love for this country reminds us the beauty of our home.