Asia

Art from Asia (2006)

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The National Gallery of Art strives to present exhibitions of art from times and cultures beyond its own collections. This DVD comprises four programs made in conjunction with special exhibitions on the art and cultures of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Japan. They explore an array of subjects: architecture, landscape gardening, archaeology, music, poetry, storytelling, and sculpture.

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High
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01:35
Art from Asia

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient China

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Some of the world's best-known ancient civilizations are explored in this highly informative set, including Egypt, China, India and the Native American tribes of North America. Examples of each civilization's mythology are outlined, allowing readers to see how each group viewed themselves and the world around them. The text then uses this information to move onto the daily lives of each people, revealing how everyday life was tied to the belief system of the time period.

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient China

Tokaido

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In Tokaido, each player is a traveler crossing the "East sea road", one of the most magnificent roads of Japan.

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Other
Play Time: 
45 min.
Tokaido

Huns

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An overview of the Huns of Central Asia from 370 to 470 A.D. featuring color maps and illustrations. Describes their lives as warriors and their leader, Attila.

Huns

Secret State of North Korea: Explore Life Under Kim Jong-Un (2014)

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Just two years into the job and armed with nuclear weapons, North Korea's Kim Jong-un is the world's youngest dictator, ruling one of the world's most isolated countries. Like his father and grandfather, he wants to maintain tight control over what North Koreans see of the world - and what the world sees of North Korea.

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01:00
Secret State of North Korea: Explore Life Under Kim Jong-Un

Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (Unabridged)

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Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly head off in the magic tree house on another magical and historical adventure. Their mission: discover one of the four secrets of happiness.

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580L
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01:17
Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie set off to find an original copy of an ancient Chinese myth. Armed only with their magic library cards, they must take on a book-burning emperor. But with the help of a scholar and a silk weaver, they triumph again.

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380L
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00:40
Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #19: Tigers At Twilight (Unabridged)

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Eight-year-old Jack and his seven-year-old sister, Annie, are on the third of their four searches to save a dog, Teddy, from a spell. When they are sent to the jungles of India, will Jack and Annie be able to survive the wild beasts?

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370L
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00:38
Magic Tree House #19: Tigers At Twilight (Unabridged)

Tikki Tikki Tembo (Unabridged)

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This folktale explains why Chinese people no longer choose long names for their children.

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AD1090L
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00:09
Tikki Tikki Tembo (Unabridged)

Sacred Space, Secular States? (2003)

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This video program features two case studies: Jerusalem: Capital of Two States?and 

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High
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00:29
Sacred Space, Secular States?

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