Perhaps the most daring TV documentary series ever produced in mainland China, which directly affected the thinking of Chinese youth on the eve of the 1989 democracy movement. This richly-annotated translation of the original filmscript by Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang puts the series in its intellectual and artistic context and is suitable for use in classes on Chinese culture and contemporary China, with or without the videotape.
This workbook contains exercises for listening comprehension, language practice, and discussion specifically related to the video broadcasts in the Chinese Breakthrough series. This audio-visual program is designed to allow high-intermediate level students of Chinese to "break through" the initial frustrations and seeming incomprehensibility of Mandarin TV news programs and allow them to increase their comprehension and enjoyment of this important form of mass communication. Based on authentic journalistic Chinese and supported by extensive examples and exercises, this course is appropriate for high school, college, or adult learners in government, business, journalism, and education. Chinese Breakthrough consists of 15 lessons divided into four units: Daily News and Current Affairs, Business and Economic News, Cultural Affairs, and Sports. Lesson content is based on authentic Mainland China television news broadcasts, available on the accompanying video cassette. The audio cassettes provide a separate listening component to the textbook and contain the introduction, vocabulary list, short dialogues, and questions in the text. An interactive CD-ROM incorporates material found on the audio and video cassettes with the course material in the textbook and workbooks. In simplified and traditional characters with pinyin. All components are sold separately.
This book is a commemorative summary for the 30th anniversary of the TV series Dream of Red Mansions, which premiered in 1987. The book consists of the shooting titbits and the stories of the film crew as well as the national mass auditions, centralized training and official shooting. There was competition and friendship between the passionate hero and the sisters in 'Grand View Garden' off the scenes. These young actors and actresses embarked on their own way of life after taking off their costumes and walking out of the Red Mansion. In addition to the actors and actresses, the author also focuses on rest of the film crew, such as Director Wang Fu Lin as well as those responsible for dubbing, composing music, singing, costumes, painting and stage props. Director Wang's boldness and talent and the concerted efforts of the backstage staff are indispensable factors in the success of Dream of Red Mansion. And for the 30th anniversary, in collaboration with all the major creative staff as well as actors and actresses participating in the filming of the TV series, the author has managed to complete this grand cultural collective commemoration for the readers with first-hand information and insight.
From the SIMPLY MING set to your kitchen: Over 80 dishes using 20 new Master Recipes, all from season two of Ming Tsai's public television show SIMPLY MING. Here, Ming brings back the popular Master Recipe system, presenting a new round of intensely flavored rubs, sauces and doughs that provide a foundation for a variety of delicious and unique dishes that come together in 30 minutes or less. Now, it is easy to make great tasting and great looking meals any night of the week! Featuring simple yet sophisticated items that include Cranberry Teriyaki Chicken on Garlic Bok Choy, Lychee Mango Lobster Salad, and Ginger-Vanilla Creme Brulee, your favorite dishes will get a boost from the East-West flavors for which Ming is known. To spark creativity and your appetite, each master features full-color photographs of the food, fun candid photos from the set, and helpful beverage recommendations. Also included are the delectable and inspiring recipes from the talented guest chefs that joined Ming in the studio, including Ming's own parents! MING'S MASTER RECIPES continues to make cooking at home with family and friends an easy, approachable, and fun activity while giving you a collection of mouth-watering recipes that capture the very best of East-West flavors.
From light veggie meals to spicy beef or seafood, something for every occasion
Offering a broad range of recipes including curriesÂ and salads, modern and traditional, plus appetizers, snacks, and side dishes, this book offers an amazingÂ selection of taste, ingredients, and style, all made in the wok. Recipes include Savory Beef with Asparagus, Rainbow Vegetables, Ginger and Garlic Carrots, andÂ Sweetcorn and Crab Soup. Includes dual measurements.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Vietnam became an important part of the history of the U.S. Much of what Americans learned about the fighting and the politics came from new reports that brought the conflict into our homes. As one of the most potent vehicles of communication in the modern era, television provided a significant part of the day-to-day story that was the Vietnam War. In 1983, Public Television (PBS) broadcast a 13-part documentary series called "Vietnam: A Television History." Although acclaimed by its creators as a 'Iandmark' television production, the series has been criticized as a biased and inaccurate presentation of the war's history. LOSERS ARE PIRATES : A CLOSE LOOK AT THE PBS SERIES "VIETNAM: A TELEVISION HISTORY" supports the contention of critics that the program gives a distorted and misleading view of the Vietnam War. In this analysis of the series, writer James Banerian highlights the program's structural biases and shows how the series is a narrow and untrustworthy account of the war's history. This important analysis of the distortions created and perpetuated by the media is a vital corrective to the PBS Series. LOSERS ARE PIRATES is an interesting and useful contribution to bring truth back to the historical record of the Vietnam War. Many of the omissions, misinterpretations and instances of bias in the PBS series are pointed out by Banerian in this valuable effort to set the record straight. To understand Vietnam, one must first know how to separate fact from fiction. LOSERS ARE PIRATES is an essential guide to understanding the war. Drawing from a wide variety of sources, Banenian challenges the assertion that the PBS series is an objective and accurate portrayal of the war. It is an invaluable text for anyone who is a serious student of the Vietnam War. The book is a devastating assault on television's interpretation of the war and the media's overall influence on the perceptions of the American people. LOSERS ARE PIRATES is an indispensable tool for readers interested in questions regarding the media's role in informing and educating the public. Although the book focuses upon the PBS series, much of the contained information assembled by Banerian provides insight into the complex issues surrounding the political and military involvement in Vietnam. LOSERS ARE PIRATES is a substantial contribution to the historical record of the Vietnam War.. . and should be read by everyone interested in the accuracy of the war's history.
Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable similarities and crucial differences between new Chinese-language documentaries in mainland China and Taiwan. It outlines how documentary filmmaking has developed, contrasts independent documentaries with dominant official state productions, considers how independent documentary filmmakers go about their work, including the work of exhibiting their films and connecting with audiences, and discusses the content of their documentaries, showing how the filmmakers portray a wide range of subject matter regarding places and people, and how they deal with particular issues including the underprivileged, migrants and women in an ethical way. Throughout the book demonstrates how successful Chinese-language independent documentary filmmaking is, with many appearances at international film festivals and a growing number of award-winning titles.
The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and defiant, nationalistic and cosmopolitan, moralistic and fun-loving, extravagant and mundane. Studying Chinese television as a key node in the network of power relationships, therefore, provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the tension-fraught and , paradox-permeated conditions of Chinese post-socialism.
This book argues for a serious engagement with television entertainment. rethinking, It addresses the following questions. How is entertainment television politically and culturally significant in the Chinese context? How have political, industrial, and technological changes in the 2000s affected the way Chinese television relates to the state and society? How can we think of media regulation and censorship without perpetuating the myth of a self-serving authoritarian regime vs. a subdued cultural workforce? What do popular televisual texts tell us about the unsettled and reconfigured relations between commercial television and the state? The book presents a number of studies of popular television programs that are sensitive to the changing production and regulatory contexts for Chinese television in the twenty-first century.
As an interdisciplinary study of the television industry, this book covers a number of important issues in China today, such as censorship, nationalism, consumerism, social justice, and the central and local authorities. As such, it will appeal to a broad audience including students and scholars of Chinese culture and society, media studies, television studies, and cultural studies.
Short Chinese TV Plays is a course for intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese that utilizes TV dramas to teach the language of contemporary China. A video cassette and companion textbook are sold separately. In the textbook, each lesson begins with the play's script in traditional and simplified characters, followed by a vocabulary list with pinyin, a question-and-answer section in Chinese only, usage and pattern notes, and background notes on Chinese history and customs. The book includes a vocabulary index. The corresponding video cassette contains 10 carefully chosen TV dramas from China, each 10 to 40 minutes long. The vocabulary and grammar in the plays are appropriate for students at the second or third year level in a university program, and the plays become longer and progressively more complex as the course progresses.