See how children learn to speak and write the language and how the Chinese follow ancient beliefs to celebrate their national identity.
No country has risen so quickly from poverty to prosperity. But is there a price to this rapid economic growth?
Explore contemporary China through the window of the wedding photography industry. Follow Chinese and Australian participants as they navigate love and family in the lead up to the most important ritual of Chinese society.
During a particularly harrowing sex ed module, Melissa and Benjamin excitedly scheme to get into a Year 12 party where there'll be booze and - more importantly for Melissa - boys. Despite his reservations, Benjamin tries to sweet-talk Jenny and Danny into letting him go, but encounters a Jenny-shaped roadblock in his way, insisting Benjamin is still too young for Aussie teen parties where drinking and fingering is abundant.
When Jenny rear-ends the car of a fellow parent at the school drop-off, she expects there'll be hell to pay. Instead, Jenny is pleasantly surprised to discover the driver is handsome, confident, manly, and would like her number - not for insurance purposes. At school, Benjamin has a huffy encounter with Simmo who now has his sights set on making Benjamin's school life a living misery.
Explores the many ways Chinese people's daily lives have continued to change since 1978 - from education to travel, and from culture to health.
Tells the stories of the entrepreneurs, the business people, and the industrialists who jumped at the new chances and opportunities that arose thanks to the different policies of the reform era.
A vibrant film from China exploring the extraordinary world of the country's up-and-coming pop stars. China's aspiring musicians are global citizens, inspired by US hip-hop, British punk, and the slick routines of Korean pop. But as Marcel Theroux reveals, they face the special challenges of working under increasing censorship and a deeply authoritarian government.
A British writer and historian explores the most remote parts of China's national monument. He questions peasants and herders, experts and scholars, in a bid to learn how long the Great Wall is.
As the Cold War ended and North Korea lost its Soviet protection, Kim Jong-il made extraordinary moves - both legal and not - to insure his lifestyle.
With the death of Kim Jong-il, a new leader rose and the legacy of Kim Jong-un could be the most terrifying and confusing of the modern age.
Each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants. China has a vast territory with different climates and cultural traditions, which lead to its different humanistic characters.
Danny Forster travels across China to see how an expansive Internet network and mobile technologies are connecting this 1.3 billion strong nation, and the impact of this level of hyper connectivity.
This is the story of how Kim Il-Sung rose to power, took complete control of his country and made himself a god in the eyes of his people.
Track the decline of Kim Il-Sung and the rise of an unlikely successor; his James Bond-loving, propaganda-spouting son, Kim Jong-Il.
In the second episode, those that have survived, march on. They must fight their way across the five hundred year old chain bridge over the Dadu, then pass through Tibetan lands, cross the Snow Mountains and endure the harshness of the Songpan Grasslands before finding refuge and finally establish their strength in Yan'an - now known to history as Red Yan'an.
'The Great Strategic Shift' - the name that Mao Zedong gave to the march from Jiangxi to Shaanxi in 1934 - 1935 - begins when 80,000 members of the Red Army and their followers march out of the encirclement trap set by the Nationalist forces. The first episode sets up the political situation that made such a trek necessary, and follows the march through the devastating battle at Xiangjiang River and the vital conference at Zunyi which confirmed the emergence of Mao, to the point where what remains of the marchers confront the crossing of the Dadu River.
By 2022, almost half of the Chinese population will become middle income earners. Host Danny Forster is on a journey to see what happens when half a billion people are in search of a better quality of life.
Shandong Province is home to China's most famous philosopher, Confucius. Jonathan Clements, historian and expert on Asian culture, hosts this whirlwind adventure that spans nine carefully chosen locations throughout Shandong.
From manmade peaks to breaking scientific frontiers, host Danny Forster investigates China's phenomenal growth as the country embarks on its 13th five year plan, transforming from world manufacturer to world innovator.
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