China’s Booming Antique Trade

The Culture Show – Cash in China’s Attic: A Culture Show Special

China’s antique trade is booming, with records being smashed at auction every week. But why is this market exploding now, and what makes a piece of pottery into a million pound masterpiece? Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to Hong Kong to see how China’s super-rich are spending their new-found wealth on purchasing relics from their country’s imperial history.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01bbvvs/

Broadcast on BBC Two, 9:00PM Fri, 27 Jan 2012

  • Available until 9:59PM Fri, 3 Feb 2012
  • First broadcast BBC HD, 9:00PM Fri, 27 Jan 2012
  • Duration 59 minutes

Task to students of Inspiring Chinese Course: Find out why there are so many Chinese antiques outside China?

 

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