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China: A Global Economic Power (2008)

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China is a global economic power.

Chapter 1: Hong Kong, Economic Catalyst 2 min.
Hong Kong is a key international center of commerce and finance. As a former colony of Great Britain until the offshore island was returned to Communist China in 1997, it is a linchpin for the booming economic growth within China and between China and the rest of the world.

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China: A Global Economic Power

One Earth, Many Scales (2003)

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The programs in this introductory unit raise two questions that are central to geographic understanding: (1) What insight can geography provide regarding the unity and division that pervades the contemporary world?, and (2) What are the concepts of geography that help us analyze characteristics o

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00:29
One Earth, Many Scales

Boundaries and Borderlands (2003)

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This program, Boundaries and Borderlands, introduces the case study approach of the cours

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Boundaries and Borderlands

Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites (2003)

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Nearly 3000 years ago, a tiny group of tribes in the land of Canaan gave birth to a nation and a religion—a religion that would dare to redefine humanity's relationship with God. KINGDOM OF DAVID: THE SAGA OF THE ISRAELITES tells the epic story of the Israelites and the creation of the world's first and most profoundly influential, monotheistic religion.

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02:40
Kingdom of David: The Saga of the Israelites

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo

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The Emmy® nominated film, IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MARCO POLO, captures the remarkable, two-year 25,000-mile journey to retrace Marco Polo's legendary trek from Venice, Italy to China. This illuminating epic follows two friends from Queens, New York — one photographer and one visual artist and ex-marine — as they complete the journey by land and by sea, a feat in which all others have fallen short.

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In the Footsteps of Marco Polo