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January 21, 2017

The Peony, Part 1

CCTV9 China 1 October 2016

"The Sole National Beauty" - To the Chinese people, the peony is the king of flowers, a symbol of happiness and a national symbol of China. In the first episode, we learn how images of the peony evolved through history, how the lives of ordinary Chinese are touched by the peony, and how it builds a bridge between the People's Republic and Taiwan.

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1 comment to The Peony, Part 1

  • notimetolose

    I hope you enjoy this – I put quite a bit of work into it! The result may not be perfect, but it looks and sounds much better than the “official” version you may have found on the web.

    Don’t believe the narrator when he says that the peony is 3 billion years old – 300 million would be closer to the truth.

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