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Echoes Of China: Contemporary Piano Music (2015)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at May 2, 2017
Echoes Of China: Contemporary Piano Music (2015)

Echoes Of China: Contemporary Piano Music (2015)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 154 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8570616

This recording showcases both the rich variety and the sonic surprises to be heard in contemporary Chinese piano music. Myth and landscape loom large. Pulitzer Prize-winner Zhou Long’s Pianobells takes legend as its inspiration in an evocation of sonorous bells borne on the wind. For Doming Lam the goal is reinterpreting Chinese ancient melodies and imitating gongs and drums to evoke the atmosphere of Chinese opera. For Grammy Award winner Tan Dun, his Eight Memories are a ‘diary of longing’ – musical watercolours inspired by folk music.

Channel 4 - China: Triumph And Turmoil (2012)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 3, 2017
Channel 4 - China: Triumph And Turmoil (2012)

Channel 4 - China: Triumph And Turmoil (2012)
PDTV | 720x400 | .AVI/XviD @ 1952 Kbps | 3x~46min | 2.05 GiB
Audio: English AC3 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Niall Ferguson meets the people who can explain what China stands for: from newly minted billionaires in China's megacities to the survivors of the madness of Chairman Mao; and from aggressive young nationalists hacking into our computers to the brave defenders of China's rural poor. And he answers the questions that should concern all of us: will this turn out to be the Chinese century? Should we be scared? Or will the Red Dragon crash and burn?

NHK - China: The Great Dragon (2017)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 27, 2017
NHK - China: The Great Dragon (2017)

NHK - China: The Great Dragon (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3751 Kbps | 48mn 59s | 1.31 GiB
Audio: English AAC 64 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Exodus of 100 Million Farmers. China's economy is supported by a cheap labor force of farmer laborers who have flowed into big cities from rural villages. As the economy slows down, a national project is underway to attract farmers to smaller sized cities and turn 100 million farmers into urban consumers. Residential districts in big cities where farmer laborers live are being torn down, forcing them to leave. We take a closer look at this national project, where farmers' lives are tossed about again by China's transformation.

PBS - 1421: The Year China Discovered America (2004)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at March 16, 2017
PBS - 1421: The Year China Discovered America (2004)

PBS - 1421: The Year China Discovered America (2004)
DVDRip | 672 x 368 | .AVI/XviD @ 1642 Kbps | 2x~56mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.45 GB
Genre: Documentary, History

1421 - The Year China Discovered America, investigates a theory that could turn the conventional view of world history on its head: the startling possibility that a daring Chinese admiral, commanding the largest wooden armada ever built, reached America 71 years before Columbus.
Michael Small - The China Syndrome: Soundtrack (2009) Recorded 1979

Michael Small - The China Syndrome: Soundtrack (2009) Recorded 1979
EAC | WV (Image) + cue.+log ~ 203 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 86 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Intrada | # Special Collection Volume ISC 110 | 00:37:34

One of the best kept secrets in film music is out! World premiere release of never-used Michael Small score for highly-praised, then-timely thriller directed by James Bridges, starring Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon. Tense tale of nuclear plant disaster played incredibly well without any dramatic scoring, but original intent was to have Small add suspense, excitement to grim & eerie proceedings. Small offers terse ideas, keeps pace with pending disaster, then unleashes sensational action cue with "Meltdown!" sequence. While multi-track elements have vanished, Sony fortunately vaulted mono safety copies of entire sessions. Engineering slates and paperwork allowed us to recreate Small's original picture intent as well. Also included is "bonus" section of Small's original source music, used for various TV bumpers (Fonda & Douglas are TV reporters). Michael Small conducts. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1000 copies!

Vangelis - China (1979)  Music

Posted by gribovar at March 3, 2017
Vangelis - China (1979)

Vangelis - China (1979)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 215 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 98 MB | Covers - 215 MB
Genre: New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (813653-2), 1983

Vangelis uses ringing synthesizer textures and stately rhythms to evoke the majesty of China, in a similar fashion to another of his "geography" works, Antarctica. While a few tracks use acoustic piano and other organic instruments, the centerpieces "Chung Kuo," "The Dragon" and "Himalaya" use bracing percussion and synthesizer effects to emphasize the subjects (each reflected by its title).
The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy: Mikhail Gorbachev and the Collapse of the USSR (The New Cold War History) by Chris Miller
2016 | ISBN: 1469630176 | English | 264 pages | EPUB/AZW3 | 0.7 MB/0.9 MB

National Geographic - The Search for China's Blue Hole (2015)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 30, 2017
National Geographic - The Search for China's Blue Hole (2015)

National Geographic - The Search for China's Blue Hole (2015)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2356 Kbps | 43mn 57s | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 794 MB
Genre: Documentary, Nature

A group of underwater cave enthusiasts and mountaineering organizations explore the Leye pre-history Karst in the Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region. Never-before filmed, these underwater caves are home to species not yet discovered.

BBC - China's Terracotta Army (2007)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 30, 2017
BBC - China's Terracotta Army (2007)

BBC - China's Terracotta Army (2007)
PDTV | 720 x 400 | AVI/XviD @ 1662 Kbps | 59mn 1s | English AC-3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 758 MB
Genre: Documentary, History

Documentary following the making of the British Museum's biggest exhibition in a generation and telling the story of its subject, the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi, who founded the world's oldest political entity and created the spectacular Terracotta Army to guard his vast tomb. Dan Snow follows museum curator Jane Portal and the design team as they create the exhibition, and travels to China to see the original Great Wall, the sacred mountain Tai Shan and the necropolis at Xian.

BBC - Art of China (2014) [Repost]  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Jan. 28, 2017
BBC - Art of China (2014) [Repost]

BBC - Art of China (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3031 Kbps | 3x~59mn | 3.82 GB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Arts, History

Andrew Graham-Dixon combines an appreciation of Chinese art with a journey of discovery around the country, seeking to understand the works in their historical context.