The Neighbourhood

Australia, 1989

Film
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Episode of Series “Dragons tongue. - Series 2.”.
Professor Colin Mackerras looks at the ways in which the Chinese live in community in neighbourhoods. Houses are often concealed behind walls with gate access and arranged around a courtyard. One large extended family may occupy the houses or a few different families may live in this arrangement. There is a communal kitchen facility and the area is supervised by a Resident’s Committee. This program also looks at the history of the evolution of Chinese writing into a single script.

Credits

producer/director

Robin James

production company

Asian Studies Council

Griffith University

ABC-TV (Australia)

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Dragons tongue. - Series 2.

Group of items

Dragons tongue. - Series 2.

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

38541

Language

English

Subject categories

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

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → China - Social conditions

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese characters

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Chinese language - Writing

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Open learning

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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