Hong Kong and Taiwan : Globe Trekker

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  • This Globe Trekker video follows Megan McCormick through two countries closely linked to China's politics and traditions yet inching toward western modernity. In Hong Kong, Megan learns how feng shui influences many modern skyscrapers, sees a wishing tree, goes on a shopping spree in a piracy-friendly district, sees a fortune-teller, bets on horses, hits the city's trendiest club, takes a tai chi lesson, meets a legendary movie stunt man, visits the historic Sam's Tailor, which has clothed Bill Clinton and Luciano Pavarotti, goes paragliding, and marvels at the world's biggest, sitting Buddha. In Taiwan, she starts in Taipei, visiting a night market that specializes in medicinal snake products, Martyrs' Temple, and the still under-construction mirrored 101 Tower. Out of the city, Megan hikes to a hot springs, attends morning prayers at a modern temple, climbs Jade Mountain, and ends up on the remote Orchid Island with the Yami people.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 14, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Part of the series Globe Trekker.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Closed-captioned.


  • Hong Kong and Taiwan (1:18) -- Hotel Mansion (1:55) -- Feng Shui (1:32) -- Escalator and Tram (2:00) -- Fortune Telling (1:47) -- Race Track and Clubbing (2:49) -- Lin Village Wishing Tree (1:33) -- Outer Islands (1:13) -- Shenzhen (2:39) -- Martial Arts Lessons (1:23) -- Stuntman Bruce Law (3:01) -- Sam's Tailor (2:10) -- Dum Sim (1:00) -- Paragliding (2:05) -- Giant Sitting Buddha (1:40) -- Grand Hotel in Taipei (1:40) -- Taiwan and China (1:30) -- 101 Tower (1:48) -- Huaxi Night Market (2:21) -- Taroko National Park (2:59) -- Buddhist Monastery (2:57) -- Climbing Jade Mountain (2:01) -- Reaching Peak (1:45) -- Orchid Island (1:13) -- Tribal Culture (2:37) -- Hong Kong and Taiwan Culture Summarized (0:56) -- Credits: Hong Kong and Taiwan: Globe Trekker (0:20)
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