China Rises

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History Documentary hosted by Michael Murphy, published by Discovery Channel in 2009 - English narration

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China Rises Experience one of the most fascinating phenomena of our times - the rapid evolution of the world's most populous nation from a secluded land of mystery to an economic powerhouse welcoming the modern world. In this compelling four-part series, China Rises takes you inside this dynamic country - from jeep joyriding in the Gobi Desert to a factory floor in Zhejiang Province, from walking the red carpet at the Shanghai Film Festival to staging a pop concert at the Great Wall, from police rescuing abducted women to experts training astronauts, from celebrating Chinese Central Television's new state-of-the-art headquarters to transforming controversial Tiananmen Square

Already a modern superpower, the nation of China is poised to wield great influence on the global economy of the 21st century. CHINA RISES explores the shifts in the country's culture and government that have allowed for such growth, and anticipates the changes that may be in store for its massive population in the years to come.

[edit] Getting Rich

In just 25 years, this land of 1.3 billion people has achieved the most rapid economic advance of any nation in history by scrapping its fanatical devotion to collectivism and embracing private enterprise with all the ruthless zeal of 19th century robber barons. Learn how the poor are coping with the cost of China's success and how piracy, pollution and a looming energy crisis could derail the country's "economic miracle."

[edit] City of Dreams

In Shanghai – the 21st century symbol of a rejuvenated China – a generation of Chinese now lives in a style that would not look out of place in New York, Berlin or Toronto. They're hip, they're happy and they enjoy more personal freedom than at any point in their country's history. But while middle class Chinese make the most of their prosperity, Shanghai's poor find little reason to celebrate.

[edit] Food is Heaven

From the steamy kitchens of Canton to the arid moonscape of the north, food is the very heart and soul of China. But increasing development and dwindling water supplies threaten the nation's ability to feed itself. Meet the men and women who celebrate the glory of authentic Chinese cuisine – while working to preserve a healthy food supply for future generations.

[edit] Party Games

With preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games already underway, the people of Beijing seem eager to invite the world to witness their country's social and political progress. But with a peasant population of over 900 million and a growing disparity between rich and poor, the Chinese are hoping that Olympic fever will translate into an economic boom.

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  • Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
  • Video Bitrate: 2070 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 720 x 416
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731 (16:9)
  • Frames Per Second: 29
  • Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz
  • Audio Streams: 2ch
  • Audio Languages: English
  • RunTime per Part 45.mins
  • Number Of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 702 MB
  • Source: DVD
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