Tag: Documentary

17
Jan

Story of China, PBS, TCA17

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from TCA17 !!!

The Story of China premieres in the US this Summer – June 20, 2017! #StoryofChinaPBS

The Story of China premieres in the US this Summer - June 20, 2017! #StoryofChinaPBS Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

The Story of China premieres in the US this Summer – June 20, 2017! #StoryofChinaPBS
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Yesterday the Story of China team were at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour #TCA17 in Pasadena, CA. Here are some photos of historian, writer and host Michael Wood, producer and director Rebecca Dobbs and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Lik Hang Tsui discussing the history of China, from the ancient past to the present day.

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood, producer and director Rebecca Dobbs and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Lik Hang Tsui discussing the history of China, from the ancient past to the present day. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood, producer and director Rebecca Dobbs and Harvard postdoctoral fellow Lik Hang Tsui discussing the history of China, from the ancient past to the present day.
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

The show started with an amazingly colourful Lion Dance performance from the Immortals Lion Dance team.

The Immortals Lion Dance Team performing at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour #TCA17 in Pasadena, CA. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

The Immortals Lion Dance Team performing at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour #TCA17 in Pasadena, CA. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

When discussing The Story of China Michael Wood told the press at TCA17 that the ‘crucial thing is the living culture’. He explained he wants the series to be ‘immersive’ in its depiction of a ‘living civilization’. Michael then told the story of the 8th Century Chinese Emperor who walked among the poor in disguise.

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Historian, writer and host Michael Wood.
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Producer/Director Rebecca Dobbs explained how ‘it was surprisingly easy to get access’ during their 3 years of filming in China.

Producer and director Rebecca Dobbs. Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

Producer and director Rebecca Dobbs.
Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

 

 

See more pics here: https://www.flickr.com/…/pbs_press_t…/sets/72157679245011945

Photo Credits Rahoul Ghose/PBS

29
Nov

SCEN China Youth Summit

Here’s another event Michael is doing, this time in Scotland!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of SCEN (Scotland China Education Network), on Friday 2nd December, Michael will be doing a talk about The Story of China at the SCEN China Youth Summit!

Michael will discuss his recent 6-part history documentary series on the history of China, accompanied by clips from the show.

Michael Wood with students at Yanshi middle school where there is a tomb monument to poet Du Fu

Michael Wood with students at Yanshi middle school in China

Where? 

The Pentland Auditorium,
Edinburgh International Conference Centre,
Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE.

When?

10am-3pm

Event and Refreshments free.

Please book with Judith McClure: judithmcclure12a@aol.com

For more information, see the link here

28
Nov

Pembroke College Oxford, Lecture

Michael Wood talk on the 'Excitement of history' at Pembroke College

Michael Wood talk on the ‘Excitement of history’ at Pembroke College

Michael Wood on The Excitement of History at Pembroke College, Oxford.

At this Pembroke College lecture Michael Wood will speak on ‘The Excitement of History: Making History Programmes on TV’.

With clips from over thirty years of making history documentaries, historian and film maker Michael Wood talks about some of the different ways of looking at history for popular audiences, including New World, Chinese and Indian history.

This event will begin at 5pm, and will be followed by your questions and a drinks reception.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite.

For more details, see here

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