China Rises: Behind the Great Wall DVD
In a China Rises DVD, take an in-depth look at life in the world's most populous nation and learn how monumental changes unfolding in the People's Republic could reshape our world. From an unkempt factory floor in Zhejiang Province to a red carpet premier at the Shanghai Film Festival to the transformation of Tiananmen Square into an Olympic beach volleyball court, this three hour documentary offers an intimate portrait of Earth's oldest civilization as it redresses itself and attempts to reclaim its place in the world order.
Buy the China Rises DVD for a comprehensive look at the Chinese people, their culture and government and what the future holds for the largest population in the world.
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."
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.
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.
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.
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: 264 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Studio: Discovery Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 22, 2008
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Genre: Documentary
- Color: Color
- Release Date: 2008