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Title The Forbidden City : the centre of the world
Published 2008


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  951.02 Twe/Fct  2008/07/27  AVAILABLE
 MELB  951.02 Twe/Fct  2008/07/27  AVAILABLE
 MELB  951.02 Twe/Fct  2008/07/27  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Lost Worlds
Lost worlds (Television program)
Summary "The Forbidden City, the largest palace complex in the world, was built in the Ming Dynasty by Emperor Yongle. He was born Zhu Di and becomes the emperor by usurpation. Worried about his illegitimate position, he decides to move the capital from Nanjing to Beijing and build the incredible edifice, the Forbidden City, as the symbol of his absolute power. The eunuch Ruan An is the principal architect. His master plan is based on laws that are hundreds of years old. He leaves nothing to chance and every detail has ritual significance.The whole capital city is composed of a series of squares and in the centre is the Forbidden City." (From English, in English, Mandarin, and German, English subtitles)
Notes Off-air recording of SBS-TV broadcast May 18, 2008. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Director: Christian Twente
Performer Narrator: Andrew Solomon
Notes DVD
Rated: PG
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Ming Chengzu, Emperor of China, 1360-1424
Forbidden City (Beijing, China) -- History
SUBJECT China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Author SBS-TV