China: the mandate of heaven

United Kingdom, 1991

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Episode number 4 of Series “Legacy”.
China was the last of the great civilisations to develop independently, but it developed a vision of life unique to itself, centred on two quite separate philosophies - moral order, sustained by ritual, as taught by Confucius and the mysticism of Taoism, or the search for the”right way”. Chinese history is permeated by the search for harmony, and a belief in the self-sufficiency and order of Chinese culture, so that outside contact has been viewed as unnecessary and mostly discouraged - even to the present day.

Credits

producer/director

Peter Spry-Leverton

production company

Nihon Hoso Kyokai

Maryland Public Television

ITV

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1991

Appears in

Legacy

Group of items

Legacy

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

39079

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Confucianism

History → China - History

History → Confucianism

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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