The China teapot story: a Chinese legend

United States, 1980

Film
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Episode of Series “Folktales from around the world”.
An animated story about a Chinese potter who makes a beautiful porcelain teapot for the Emperor who regards its worth as priceless. It is then seen to be desirable and is inevitably stolen from the Emperor’s palace. In a series of transactions that follow in various parts of the world, it is exchanged for items from other cultures that are equally regarded as priceless. Provides a simple introduction to the notion of trade, as well as the economic and aesthetic considerations involved in the determination of the worth of a product. Suitable for middle and upper primary level.

Credits

production company

Sterling Educational Films

Duration

00:10:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1980

Appears in

Folktales from around the world

Group of items

Folktales from around the world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37706

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Commerce

Animation

Animation → Animated films - United States

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Commerce

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Literature → Folk literature, Chinese

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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