Art of China Episode I

Andrew Graham-Dixon pieces together the recent discoveries of ancient art that are re-defining China’s understanding of its origins, including alien-like bronze masks.

First shown: 9pm 30 Jul 2014          19 days left       Duration: 60 mins

Click here to watch in BBC iPlayer.

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Next Episode is coming next Wednesday 21.00 on BBC Four.


A Hundred Million Musicians: China’s Classical Challenge

Film about the growth of western classical music in China. Government money has been poured into concert halls and millions of young musicians are competing to help fill them.

But how does a society that traditionally celebrates discipline and conformity adapt to the individualism and artistic freedom demanded by the music of Beethoven?

First shown: 9.15pm 27 Jul 2014

2 days left     Duration: 30 mins

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BBC Proms: China Philharmonic Orchestra

Featuring a trumpet concerto by Chinese composer Qigang Chen, alongside music by Elgar and Tchaikovsky. Plus, a piano concerto by Liszt and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

First shown: 7pm 27 Jul 2014

2 days left  

Duration135 mins

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Henry in China II

More photos of Henry in China. He is having a wonderful time with his host family! He is going to Taiwan tomorrow with another host family. Woo!! 😀


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Henry in China

A few days after his A levels exams, Henry boarded his flight to China on 1st July with great excitement, because he is going to spend his summer of 2014 with a Chinese host family in Huizhou, Guangdong! After a long flight, He arrived his new home safely the next day. It has been a week, here are some short notes from him:

“China is fantastic, thank you, very hot though.”

“Here’s a photo of us at 红花湖 with some of the cousins too. Jingxiang is very quiet and it seems he is not very interested in learning English although he is very kind and we get on well. The whole family have been amazing, helping me to understand what’s going on and taking me to wonderful places.”


Sussex and Surrey Pupils to Learn Asian Style

Interesting local news in Heart Radio today:


“Pupils at schools in Sussex and Surrey are going to be taught maths – Eastern Asian style.

St Paul’s Catholic College in Burgess Hill and St. John the Baptist Catholic Comprehensive in Woking are two schools being set up by the government as so-called Maths Hubs.

It is part of an 11 million pound project to see whether daily maths lessons and more focus on times tables and long division, means our kids can compete with youngsters in places like Japan and China”