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Ethnic Dance: Tibet

Ethnic Dance: Tibet

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Living on the Plateau, at an average elevation of over 12 thousand feet above sea level, the Tibetan people are known to be compassionate, bold, candid and devout. Most Tibetans practice Tibetan Buddhism. Just as the distinctive geographical and...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Inner Mongolia

Ethnic Dance: Inner Mongolia

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

In this programme, the ethereal voice of Buren Bayaer (a legendary Inner Mongolian singer), along with the images of yurts and running horses, brings the audience to an otherworldly setting of Inner Mongolia. Inner Mongolians, in general, are...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Han

Ethnic Dance: Han

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Han is the largest ethnic group in China, whose people inhabit the middle and eastern regions of the country. Han folk dance tradition started on the streets in the 5th century as ritual events. Nowadays, this tradition named Yangko flourishes...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Dai

Ethnic Dance: Dai

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Located in the southwest region of China, Dai people enjoy mild weather and beautiful landscapes of mountains and lakes. While the water splashing and dragon boating events held in their annual spring festival showcase the close ties between...Show More
Ethnic Dance: Aini

Ethnic Dance: Aini

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Neighbouring with the Dai group, Aini group lives primarily in and around mountains and canyons at an altitude of twenty-five to eighty hundred feet. They are famous for their production of Pu-erh tea. Dancing and singing are second nature to the...Show More
Classic Dance: Long Sleeve

Classic Dance: Long Sleeve

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

This programme provides an overview of the historical development of Long Sleeve Dance, a dance form dating back to the 7th century BCE, a time that is known as the Spring-and-Autumn period in Chinese history. It introduces a some of the codified...Show More
Classic Dance: Dunhaung

Classic Dance: Dunhaung

The Heritage of Chinese Culture and Dance

Dunhuang Dance is a form of Chinese dance that draws sources from body movements depicted in artefacts found in Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Located in Gansu Province of China, along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious,...Show More
Episodes 40 – 50: Chatting

Episodes 40 – 50: Chatting

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

Being able to chat comfortably with the locals is the aim of many language learners. It is the difference between language competence and really understanding and feeling engaged with a language and culture. In these programmes, friendly teacher...Show More
Episodes 32 – 39: Travelling

Episodes 32 – 39: Travelling

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

China has so much to offer by the way of travelling and entertainment - from theatre to ancient palaces, from modern art galleries to incredible vistas. The key to unlocking all these lies in just a few key phrases. In this set of programmes,...Show More
Episodes 20 – 31: Eating and Shopping

Episodes 20 – 31: Eating and Shopping

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

China is renowned for its amazing food and incredible shopping. It’s a huge part of the culture – and language. In this programme, we learn the phrases that will unlock the key to authentic dining and retail adventures, from bargain fashions...Show More
Episodes 09 – 19: Transportation

Episodes 09 – 19: Transportation

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

Getting around in China is easy. It’s also a really fun and relatable way for learners to engage with a language. In this set of programmes experienced teacher Xinwen again takes us through the process one sentence at a time using real people...Show More
Episodes 01 – 08: First Sentence

Episodes 01 – 08: First Sentence

On the Go Chinese with Xinwen

There's only one way to get launched into Chinese, and that’s the all important first sentence! In this first set of programs, Xinwen takes us through the essentials – ‘Good morning’, ‘Do you speak English?’, and ‘Where do you come...Show More