The Oriole Hall

China, 1979

Film
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Within the walls of the Summer Palace, there is a beautiful courtyard named Oriole Hall. This is where the Empress Dowager used to enjoy music and opera. People thought the music was so sweet that it must be the singing of orioles. Now this old courtyard has become a restaurant where tourists can enjoy special dishes prepared in the style of former imperial kitchens.

Credits

director

Chen Jinti

production company

China Film Corporation

Language

English

Duration

00:10:40:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32604

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - China

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

History → China - Antiquities

History → China - Civilization

History → Historic buildings

Places → China

Short films

Short films → Short films - China

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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