Asian History

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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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

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