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    監製:CHAN Wai-tong, TOM

    12/07/2019

    On this journey, we will visit cities along the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed Railway. Our first stop will be Lanzhou, the city through which the Yellow River passes. There, we will feast our eyes on water wheels modelled after ancient designs and also learn how its renowned noodles are made. We will also go to Dan Gar Ancient City in Huangyuan County, Xining, to observe how a local intangible cultural heritage is crafted.

    Along the way, we will stop by Gui’de County in Qinghai Province to witness the Yellow River running clear, and also call by Zhangye to visit the Shandan Horse Ranch which has more than 1,000 years of history. After a tour of a renowned melon plantation in Hami, we will venture deep into the Barköl Kazakh Autonomous County to ultimately end our expedition at the Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, a place frequented by the Queen Mother of the West.

    The Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed Railway has a total length of 1,776 km. With its eastern terminus in Lanzhou, it passes through Xining, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Hami, and Turpan to reach its western terminus in Ürümqi, Xinjiang. It is the first high-speed railway in China to be built on a plateau, at high altitude, and in an alpine region. It is also the longest high-speed railway in the world to be completed in a single phase.

    Producer: Leslie Ng
    Assistant Producer: Dorothy Yip


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    • The Search for Roots

      The Search for Roots

      With its northern terminus in Harbin City of Heilongjiang Province, the Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway passes through Changchun and Shenyang to reach its southern terminus in Dalian City of Liaoning Province. Traversing the Three Northeastern Provinces, it has a total length of 921 km and is the first high-speed railway in China to be built in an alpine region. It is also the world’s first new high-elevation high-speed railway.

      In this episode, we will travel along the Harbin-Dalian High-Speed Railway and venture deep into Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province to see how the descendants of China’s ethnic Koreans are carrying on their customs, as well as to observe the traditional activities carried out by the local men and women.

      The film crew will also head deep into Paektu Mountain to look for ginseng with a veteran forager, so as to gain a deeper understanding of how the custom of wild alpine ginseng foraging has been passed down to the present day in Fusong County.

      Producer: Leo Lai
      Assistant Producer: Lo Ka-yan

      19/07/2019
    • Verdant Grasslands and Golden Deserts

      Verdant Grasslands and Golden Deserts

      On this journey, we will visit cities along the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed Railway. Our first stop will be Lanzhou, the city through which the Yellow River passes. There, we will feast our eyes on water wheels modelled after ancient designs and also learn how its renowned noodles are made. We will also go to Dan Gar Ancient City in Huangyuan County, Xining, to observe how a local intangible cultural heritage is crafted.

      Along the way, we will stop by Gui’de County in Qinghai Province to witness the Yellow River running clear, and also call by Zhangye to visit the Shandan Horse Ranch which has more than 1,000 years of history. After a tour of a renowned melon plantation in Hami, we will venture deep into the Barköl Kazakh Autonomous County to ultimately end our expedition at the Heavenly Lake of Tianshan, a place frequented by the Queen Mother of the West.

      The Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed Railway has a total length of 1,776 km. With its eastern terminus in Lanzhou, it passes through Xining, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Hami, and Turpan to reach its western terminus in Ürümqi, Xinjiang. It is the first high-speed railway in China to be built on a plateau, at high altitude, and in an alpine region. It is also the longest high-speed railway in the world to be completed in a single phase.

      Producer: Leslie Ng
      Assistant Producer: Dorothy Yip

      12/07/2019
    • Inheriting the Past Forging the Future

      Inheriting the Past Forging the Future

      As part of the “4x4” high-speed rail network and with its northern terminus in Hangzhou, the Hangzhou-Fuzhou-Shenzhen Passenger-Dedicated Railway passes through cities such as Ningbo, Wenzhou, Fuzhou, and Xiamen to reach its southern terminus in Shenzhen. Spanning 1,450 km, it connects the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, and several economically developed coastal cities. It is currently the high-speed railway situated closest to the coastline in China.

      In this episode, we will travel along the Hangzhou-Fuzhou-Shenzhen Passenger-Dedicated Railway to explore the folk culture of the people residing in the Hakka tulou (earthen buildings) of Longyan City, Fujian Province. We will also go to Xiangshan County to learn about solar sea salt production techniques and a fascinating local custom known as the Xie Yang (Sea Appreciation) Festival.

      Lastly, we will head to the renowned scenic spot of West Lake in Hangzhou to see how ancient Longjing (Dragon Well) tea hand-roasting techniques are being inherited and passed down.

      Producer: Leo Lai
      Assistant Producer: Lo Ka-yan

      05/07/2019
    • A Westward Journey of Stonescapes and Songs

      A Westward Journey of Stonescapes and Songs

      The railroad is an important milestone which denotes the advancement of civilisation. It revolutionises a region’s development as well as people’s way of life. The first truly operational railway in China ran from Shanghai.

      In this episode, we will depart from Shanghai and travel along the Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway to Jiangxi Province, where we will visit Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark, admire the Danxia landforms of Guifeng (Turtle Peak), and enjoy a performance of, as well as attempt, Yiyang style singing, an intangible cultural heritage. We will then head to Guizhou Province to learn ancient papermaking techniques, stop by Xijiang Miao Village, and also marvel at the views of Shilin (Stone Forest). Lastly, we will take part in the Torch Festival of the Yi people.

      With its eastern terminus in Shanghai, the Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Railway passes through provincial capitals such as Hangzhou, Nanchang, Changsha, and Guiyang to reach its western terminus in Kunming, Yunnan Province. Spanning 2,266 km, it is currently the longest east-west running high-speed railway passing through the greatest number of provinces in China.

      Producer: Leslie Ng
      Assistant Producer: Dorothy Yip

      28/06/2019
    • Hong Kong by Dawn, Beijing by Dusk

      Hong Kong by Dawn, Beijing by Dusk

      In this episode, we will travel northwards along the Beijing-Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High-Speed Railway, departing from Hong Kong and passing through Wuhan and Zhengzhou to arrive in Beijing. The journey is 2,440 kilometres long and takes about nine hours. If one departs from Hong Kong in the morning, one will arrive in Beijing before dusk.

      Historians have been searching for the actual site of the Battle of Chibi (Red Cliffs) since it took place 1,800 years ago, but its precise location remains elusive to this very day. Where could it possibly be?

      Cave dwellings have been the main form of shelter in the loess-covered region of North China for more than a thousand years. In Baishe Village of Sanyuan County, more than 200 of these secret underground dwellings have been preserved to the present day.

      Zongren (bristle dolls) were toys in the Qing court which eventually spread amongst commoners. Bai Dacheng is the inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of bristle doll making in Beijing. He is also the sole remaining craftsman who has mastered all aspects of this art form.

      Zhonglou (Bell Tower) and Gulou (Drum Tower) stand as symbols of ancient imperial power in Beijing. By sounding the bell at dawn and the drums at dusk, the emperor controlled the time and daily routines of his subjects.

      Erkui (Two Strong Men) wrestling is a Manchurian custom, the skills of which used to be only passed down to males. Nonetheless, a group of rural women took it upon themselves to learn it, eventually becoming inheritors tasked with teaching the next generation.

      Executive Producer/ Producer: Tom Chan
      Assistant Producer: Wong Yuk-wah

      21/06/2019