Anhui : In the Peach Blossom Land

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  • For Chinese painters and calligraphers, the Yellow Mountain and the Peach Blossom Land at its feet have long been places of pilgrimage. This program presents the region as a living window into China's past. Through conversations with artists and craftspeople, the film reveals a land in which ink, paper, and brushes are all still manufactured according to ancient traditions - with as much artisan perfection as the images they produce. Viewers are taken to several locations in Anhui province, including Hongcun and Xidi - two well-preserved villages that are UNESCO World Heritage sites and have been featured in several Chinese movies, such as Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.


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  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 20, 2010.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Huangshan Mountains: World Heritage Site (2:15) -- Hongcun: (3:49) -- Tunxi: Tourism and Tea (3:12) -- Wancuilou Museum (2:10) -- Four Treasures of the Study (3:05) -- Chinese Calligraphy (2:25) -- Xuan Paper: The Fourth Treasure (3:01) -- Peach Blossom Land (3:12) -- Xidi Village (4:01) -- Autumn in the Land of Peach Blossom: Hongcun (2:33) -- Xidi Village: Chengzhi Hall (3:34) -- Anhui's River Landscape (1:30) -- Bonsai Garden of the Bao Clan (2:39) -- Chenghan Village (2:26) -- Chenghan: Villager's Perspective (2:34) -- Credits: Anhui: In the Peach Blossom Land (0:23)
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