Roads to Xanadu. Part 2: Episodes 3 & 4

Australia, 1989

TV show
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Roads to Xanadu is an intriguing investigation of the dynamic interchange between East and West in the making of the modern world. Episode 3: “Dreams of Wealth and Power” investigates the different responses of China and Japan to the threat posed by Europe. Both countries recognised the need to modernise in some form, but it was the Japanese who forged ahead at such a speed that within forty years of opening their doors to the West, they were able to challenge the might of Imperial China, and even that of European colonial powers within Asia. Episode 4: “The Colour of the Cat” is the last episode of the series and it explores China’s most recent past and speculates about it’s future. Rated: G

Credits

co-producer

David Roberts

John Merson

production company

Film Australia

Duration

01:50:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

300811

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Television

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

History → China - History

History → History

Television

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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