The Resource The Lost City: Beijing, Produced by Phoenix Satellite Television

The Lost City: Beijing, Produced by Phoenix Satellite Television

Label
The Lost City: Beijing
Title
The Lost City: Beijing
Statement of responsibility
Produced by Phoenix Satellite Television
Title variation
lost city
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This enlightening film looks at the issues of urban gentrification and preservation in Beijing today. For the past decade many of the city's old neighborhoods, the ancient, densely populated enclaves of narrow, winding streets and crumbling courtyard houses have been steadily demolished due to industrialization and modernization. The houses called "hutongs," were built around a central courtyard which provided structure for each family's development. Many were labelled unsafe by the government and have now been replaced by office towers and high-rise apartments.Much of the devastation has occurred in the Quianmen neighborhood, once the domain of the Qing dynasty (1644 -1911). For centuries it was filled with hutongs, opera halls and boarding houses filled with scholars. Quianmen is only one piece of the continuing citywide slum clearance and construction boom that have accelerated to prepare for the Olympic Games in 2008. Affordable housing has become such a serious problem that many people from old Beijing have been forced to the city's outskirts because they can no longer afford to live in their old neighborhoods. This has led to enormous traffic jams as more Chinese workers own cars and commute from the outskirts to the center. In 2005 the government came up with a new city plan which they hope will provide a way to accomodate both the city's heritage and its new development. This plan may provide for the city's growth as a world power center but has it come too late to save the city's architectural heritage?
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
Runtime
79
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contemporary
  • Modern
  • Buildings
  • Communities
  • Beijing Shi
Target audience
adult
Label
The Lost City: Beijing, Produced by Phoenix Satellite Television
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (79 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784821
  • (OCoLC)794307686
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784821/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137141
Video recording format
other
Label
The Lost City: Beijing, Produced by Phoenix Satellite Television
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (79 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)1784821
  • (OCoLC)794307686
  • (VaAlASP)ASP1784821/marc
  • (EXLCZ)994340000000137141
Video recording format
other

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