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Land of the Dragon

Land of the Dragon

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Land of the Dragon is a weekly documentary series in English that provides a window into a complex society that is increasingly impacting our own. It is filmed in China and produced by D3 Productions, Inc. in Oakland, California. Every 30-mintue episode sheds light on the lives, struggles, and cultures of the country’s 56 ethnic groups, the people’s relationships to the land, and the effects of modernization on Chinese individuals and society. It gives viewers a deeper, more balanced understanding of who the Chinese people are, what they value, how they live, and where they are headed.

Land of the Dragon entered the public TV scene in 2003. Since then, eight original series–with 13 episodes each– ran continuously through 2007, and again in 2010. There will be a new release of the series in 2012. Every episode delves into one or two stories. These story titles are listed below.
Select PBS and independent stations are still currently airing Land of the Dragon. Check your local listings for details. To locate stations near you, enter your zip code into PBS Station Finder.

Description

land of the dragon LOGO

Land of the Dragon is a weekly documentary series in English that provides a window into a complex society that is increasingly impacting our own. It is filmed in China and produced by D3 Productions, Inc. in Oakland, California. Every 30-mintue episode sheds light on the lives, struggles, and cultures of the country’s 56 ethnic groups, the people’s relationships to the land, and the effects of modernization on Chinese individuals and society. It gives viewers a deeper, more balanced understanding of who the Chinese people are, what they value, how they live, and where they are headed.

Land of the Dragon entered the public TV scene in 2003. Since then, eight original series–with 13 episodes each– ran continuously through 2007, and again in 2010. There will be a new release of the series in 2012. Every episode delves into one or two stories. These story titles are listed below.
Select PBS and independent stations are still currently airing Land of the Dragon. Check your local listings for details. To locate stations near you, enter your zip code into PBS Station Finder.

 

 

1201-1213

LDDR 1201

• Gansu Grotto Arts

LDDR 1206

• Martial Arts

LDDR 1211

• Traditional Holidays

LDDR 1202

• Along the Footprints
of an artist
LDDR 1207
• Chinese Characters
LDDR 1212
• Chinese New Year

LDDR 1203

• Instrumental Music

LDDR 1208

• Procelan & Pottery

LDDR 1213

• Shehuo Celebration

LDDR 1204

• Kunqu Opera
LDDR 1209
• Colorful China
LDDR 1205
• Peking Opera
LDDR 1210
• Macau
(1101-1113)  
LDDR 1101
• Food Culture of China
LDDR 1106
• Chinese Culture 1
LDDR 1111
• Xinjiang Muqam
LDDR 1102
• Architecture 1
LDDR 1107
• Chinese Culture 2
LDDR 1112
• King Gesar
LDDR 1103
• Architecture 2
LDDR 1108
• Painting/Calligraphy
LDDR 1013
• Sanxingdui Pat
LDDR 1104
• Migration
LDDR 1109
• Go/Guqin
LDDR 1105
• Minority Costumes
LDDR 1110
• Beijing Impressions
(1001-1013)  
LDDR 1001
• Costumes of the Ethnic
Minorities
LDDR 1006
• Voyages of the Great
Zheng He
LDDR 1011
• Learning Acrobatics in China
LDDR 1002
• Yunjin Brocade
LDDR 1007
• Traditional Chinese Medicine
LDDR 1012
• Charms of Yunnan
LDDR 1003
• Tea Cultures of China
LDDR 1008
• A Day at Art School
LDDR 1013
• Restoring Communities
LDDR 1004
• Chinese Kung Fu
LDDR 1009
• World Heritage Sites of China
Part 1
LDDR 1005
• Chinese Porcelain and Pottery
LDDR 1010
• World Heritage Sites of China Part 2
(801-813)  
LDDR 801
• Confucius: The Man Behind the Legend, Part 1
LDDR 806
• Rhythms of a Dong Community
LDDR 811
• Got Tea?
LDDR 802
• Confucius: The Man Behind the Legend, Part 2
LDDR 807
• Intersection of Heaven and Man
LDDR 812
• Finding Shangri-La
LDDR 803
• Partying with the Miao
LDDR 808
• The Last Shaman
LDDR 813
• The Truth Behind the Wall
LDDR 804
• Living on Horseback
LDDR 809
• Living on Borrowed Time
LDDR 805
• The Wiley Ways of the Qiang People
LDDR 810
• Changing Tides of Ink and Water
(701-713)  
LDDR 701
• Panda Returns Home, Part I
LDDR 706
• Tao of San Qing Mountain
• German Anthropologist in Beijing
LDDR 711
• Hunters in the North
LDDR 702
• Panda Returns Home, Part II
LDDR 707
• Wu Ling Yuan
LDDR 712
• Sunset Love
LDDR 703
• China’s Golden Girls
LDDR 708
• Jiu Zhai Gou
LDDR 713
• Children Obesity
LDDR 704
• Career Women
LDDR 709
• Ceramics
LDDR 705
• Legend of Peacocks
LDDR 710
• Clay Figurine
(601-613)  
LDDR 601
• Riding Through Inner Mongolia
LDDR 606
• A Glimpse of the Tu Ethnic Minority
• Kung Fu Tea Time
LDDR 611
• Women Who Mean Business
LDDR 602
• Swan from the East
• La Traviata in Shanghai

LDDR 607

• China’s Leading Ladies
LDDR 612
• Sculptor Wu Weishan
• His Ties to Porcelain

LDDR 603

• Uighur Life in Xinjiang
LDDR 608
• Life in Snow Village
• Tongli – The Venice of China
LDDR 613
• Do the Yangge Dance
LDDR 604
• Trying on Dong Fashion
• Lucky Ding Porcelain

LDDR 609

• Quanzhou Puppeteers
LDDR 605
• Scientist, Engineer, Mother
LDDR 610
• The Golden Key Project
• The Job Hunt
(501-513)  
LDDR 501
• Tying the Knot or Not?
LDDR 506
• Land of Ancient Mansions
• Tea Culture
LDDR 511
• Wu Family’s Tea Pot Kiln
• Sunny Sisters
LDDR 502
• There is A New World in
Shanghai
• Zhang’s Logistics Company
LDDR 507
• Ancestors’ Blessings
• Mazu, the Sea Goddess
LDDR 512
• Tu Ethnic Group
LDDR 503
• China’s Lion Wakes
LDDR 508
• Wearing Qipao from Qing
to Art Deco
LDDR 513
• Story of a Tibetan Painter
• Buyi Village
LDDR 504
• Peking Opera Costumes
• Zhang’s Replica Workshop
LDDR 509
• Kyrgyz Spring
• Mayflower Bar
LDDR 505
• Shaanxi Paper Cutter
LDDR 510
• Mongolian Ethnic Group
(401-413)  
LDDR 401
• A Mountain God Descends to Earth
• The Last Mongolian Prince
LDDR 406
• The Families of Lu Mountain
• Ancient Maze of Villages
LDDR 411
• Sheepskin Rafts on the Yellow River
• Mongolian Footprints
LDDR 402
• Becoming A Regong Master
• Cracking the Miao Code
LDDR 407
• Beijingers in Flight
• A Scene from Damiao Mountain
LDDR 412
• By the Pumi Hearth
• Mystical Mountain Range
LDDR 403
• Chasing Flowers Across China
• Southern Farmers Go North
LDDR 408
• Chinese Chopsticks
• A Bite of Beijing
LDDR 413
• The Fine Art of Thangka
• The Calligraphy Master
LDDR 404
• Wuzhen Winery Apprentice
• Miao Cave Dancing
LDDR 409
• Rock Climbing Dreams
• Tea and Horse Caravan Trail
LDDR 405
• A Fashion Photographer Gets Creative
• Got a Cell?
LDDR 410
• Yi Culture Comes Alive
• Lao Li’s Shangri-La
(301-313)  
LDDR 301
• Secret Language of Women
• Magical Sichuan Opera
LDDR 306
• Bai Arts of Butterfly Spring
• Xugou’s Flying Children
LDDR 311
• History of Huangmei Opera
• Page from a Paper Workshop
LDDR 302
•21st Century Shaolin Monks
LDDR 307
• Hidden Treasures of Guizhou
• Mysterious Murals Along the Zuo
LDDR 312
• The Playful She People
• Dai Drummer Family
LDDR 303
• A New Life in Old Dali
• Beijing’s Art Factory
LDDR 308
• Tresses of the Red Yao Women
• Dalian’s Finest
LDDR 313
• The Dozen Girls’ Band
• Elegant Gardens of China
LDDR 304
• Zhuoma’s Life by Lake Qinghai
• Inner Mongolia’s Cultural Crossroads
LDDR 309
• Life Astride the Li River
• Eden on a Mountaintop
LDDR 305
• Leaving Stone Village
• Bronze Chimes Unearthed
LDDR 310
• Colorful Oasis of Kashgar
• Western Zhou, Uncovered

 

(201-213)  
LDDR 201
• Poetry Fit for a God
• Zhuang People’s Clothing
LDDR 206
• Raising Rice, Growing Families
• Mother Nature’s Fairyland
LDDR 211
****Special Feature****
• Discovering Zhou Yuan, Part 1
LDDR 202
****Special Feature****
• U.S. Pilots in War-Torn China, Part 1
LDDR 207
****Special Feature****
• Children of Longji County
LDDR 212
****Special Feature****
• Discovering Zhou Yuan, Part 2
• Folk Opera in the Fields
LDDR 203
****Special Feature****
• U.S. Pilots in War-Torn China, Part 2
LDDR 208
• The Colorful Baima People
• Yi People’s Fire Ceremony
LDDR 213
• Patron Saint of White Cranes
• A Blind Man’s Gift
LDDR 204
• Guardians of Di Opera
• From Mao Suits to Mini Skirts
LDDR 209
• In Step with the Salar People
• Pulp Friction
LDDR 205
• Tibetan Hands Shaping Stone
• Returning Home for the New Year
LDDR 210
• The Talented Liu Family
• Clinging to Home
(101-113)  
LDDR 101
• Marriage on Her Own Terms
• Village of Stone and Wax
LDDR 106
• A Qiang Family Home-Stay
• Life in a Bulang Village
LDDR 111
• Tibetan Silversmith
• Drum Towers of the Dong People
LDDR 102
• The Story of Moon Field
• Walled Town of the South
LDDR 107
• Peking Opera Club House
• Children of Peking Opera
LDDR 112
• Man Behind the Pretty Faces
• Life in the Zone
LDDR 103
• Old Man and the Sea God
• Tujia People’s Way of Life
LDDR 108
• Monk of Medicine and Prayers
• Home of the Kung Fu Monks
LDDR 113
• Drummer Girls
• Sisters from Tibet
LDDR 104
• Zen Summer Camp
• Dwelling in the Gobi Desert
LDDR 109
• Tibetan Serenity in Noisy Beijing
• Snacks in the Land of Abundance
LDDR 105
• Tibetan Private School
• The Abacus Man
LDDR 110
• Mongolian Livestock New Year
• Lions Protecting the Dead
CUSTOM COPIES OF SERIES
We do not have pre-packaged DVDs of our television weekly series or specials. However, as a service to our viewers and educational institutions, we are glad to make copies on a per-request basis.
Title: Land of the Dragon
Series: 8
Episodes: 13 each series (total: 104 episodes)
Length: 30 minutes each episode
Format: DVD; each contains two consecutive episodes (eg. 1101-1102)
Production Year: 2003-2007
Availability: Allow 2-3 Weeks for processing and shipping.
Price:
  • 1 DVD : $35.00 plus shipping and handling
  • 2-5 DVDs: $30.00 each DVD plus shipping and handling
  • 6 or more DVDs: $25.00 each DVD plus shipping and handling
  • One 13-Episode Series (7 DVDs): $150.00 plus shipping and handling
SHIPPING & HANDLING Usually ships in 3-4 business days.


Shipping and handling in the U.S. is $5.00 for the first DVD and $2.00 for each additional DVD. For international shipments, prices will vary.
PAYMENT METHODS

Cashier’s Check / Money Order 
Send a Cashier’s Check or Money Order for the correct amount (including shipping and handling) to the address below. Make the check payable to “D3 Productions, Inc.” Please indicate the title of the DVD(s) and the number of copies in your order. We do not accept personal checks.
Mail to:

D3 Productions, Inc.

7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 248

Oakland, CA 94621

1200
1201-1213

LDDR 1201

• Gansu Grotto Arts

LDDR 1206

• Martial Arts

LDDR 1211

• Traditional Holidays

LDDR 1202

• Along the Footprints
of an artist
LDDR 1207
• Chinese Characters
LDDR 1212
• Chinese New Year

LDDR 1203

• Instrumental Music

LDDR 1208

• Procelan & Pottery

LDDR 1213

• Shehuo Celebration

LDDR 1204

• Kunqu Opera
LDDR 1209
• Colorful China
LDDR 1205
• Peking Opera
LDDR 1210
• Macau

1100
(1101-1113)  
LDDR 1101
• Food Culture of China
LDDR 1106
• Chinese Culture 1
LDDR 1111
• Xinjiang Muqam
LDDR 1102
• Architecture 1
LDDR 1107
• Chinese Culture 2
LDDR 1112
• King Gesar
LDDR 1103
• Architecture 2
LDDR 1108
• Painting/Calligraphy
LDDR 1013
• Sanxingdui Pat
LDDR 1104
• Migration
LDDR 1109
• Go/Guqin
LDDR 1105
• Minority Costumes
LDDR 1110
• Beijing Impressions

1000
(1001-1013)  
LDDR 1001
• Costumes of the Ethnic
Minorities
LDDR 1006
• Voyages of the Great
Zheng He
LDDR 1011
• Learning Acrobatics in China
LDDR 1002
• Yunjin Brocade
LDDR 1007
• Traditional Chinese Medicine
LDDR 1012
• Charms of Yunnan
LDDR 1003
• Tea Cultures of China
LDDR 1008
• A Day at Art School
LDDR 1013
• Restoring Communities
LDDR 1004
• Chinese Kung Fu
LDDR 1009
• World Heritage Sites of China
Part 1
LDDR 1005
• Chinese Porcelain and Pottery
LDDR 1010
• World Heritage Sites of China Part 2

800
(801-813)  
LDDR 801
• Confucius: The Man Behind the Legend, Part 1
LDDR 806
• Rhythms of a Dong Community
LDDR 811
• Got Tea?
LDDR 802
• Confucius: The Man Behind the Legend, Part 2
LDDR 807
• Intersection of Heaven and Man
LDDR 812
• Finding Shangri-La
LDDR 803
• Partying with the Miao
LDDR 808
• The Last Shaman
LDDR 813
• The Truth Behind the Wall
LDDR 804
• Living on Horseback
LDDR 809
• Living on Borrowed Time
LDDR 805
• The Wiley Ways of the Qiang People
LDDR 810
• Changing Tides of Ink and Water

700
(701-713)  
LDDR 701
• Panda Returns Home, Part I
LDDR 706
• Tao of San Qing Mountain
• German Anthropologist in Beijing
LDDR 711
• Hunters in the North
LDDR 702
• Panda Returns Home, Part II
LDDR 707
• Wu Ling Yuan
LDDR 712
• Sunset Love
LDDR 703
• China’s Golden Girls
LDDR 708
• Jiu Zhai Gou
LDDR 713
• Children Obesity
LDDR 704
• Career Women
LDDR 709
• Ceramics
LDDR 705
• Legend of Peacocks
LDDR 710
• Clay Figurine

600
(601-613)  
LDDR 601
• Riding Through Inner Mongolia
LDDR 606
• A Glimpse of the Tu Ethnic Minority
• Kung Fu Tea Time
LDDR 611
• Women Who Mean Business
LDDR 602
• Swan from the East
• La Traviata in Shanghai

LDDR 607

• China’s Leading Ladies
LDDR 612
• Sculptor Wu Weishan
• His Ties to Porcelain

LDDR 603

• Uighur Life in Xinjiang
LDDR 608
• Life in Snow Village
• Tongli – The Venice of China
LDDR 613
• Do the Yangge Dance
LDDR 604
• Trying on Dong Fashion
• Lucky Ding Porcelain

LDDR 609

• Quanzhou Puppeteers
LDDR 605
• Scientist, Engineer, Mother
LDDR 610
• The Golden Key Project
• The Job Hunt

500
(501-513)  
LDDR 501
• Tying the Knot or Not?
LDDR 506
• Land of Ancient Mansions
• Tea Culture
LDDR 511
• Wu Family’s Tea Pot Kiln
• Sunny Sisters
LDDR 502
• There is A New World in
Shanghai
• Zhang’s Logistics Company
LDDR 507
• Ancestors’ Blessings
• Mazu, the Sea Goddess
LDDR 512
• Tu Ethnic Group
LDDR 503
• China’s Lion Wakes
LDDR 508
• Wearing Qipao from Qing
to Art Deco
LDDR 513
• Story of a Tibetan Painter
• Buyi Village
LDDR 504
• Peking Opera Costumes
• Zhang’s Replica Workshop
LDDR 509
• Kyrgyz Spring
• Mayflower Bar
LDDR 505
• Shaanxi Paper Cutter
LDDR 510
• Mongolian Ethnic Group

400
(401-413)  
LDDR 401
• A Mountain God Descends to Earth
• The Last Mongolian Prince
LDDR 406
• The Families of Lu Mountain
• Ancient Maze of Villages
LDDR 411
• Sheepskin Rafts on the Yellow River
• Mongolian Footprints
LDDR 402
• Becoming A Regong Master
• Cracking the Miao Code
LDDR 407
• Beijingers in Flight
• A Scene from Damiao Mountain
LDDR 412
• By the Pumi Hearth
• Mystical Mountain Range
LDDR 403
• Chasing Flowers Across China
• Southern Farmers Go North
LDDR 408
• Chinese Chopsticks
• A Bite of Beijing
LDDR 413
• The Fine Art of Thangka
• The Calligraphy Master
LDDR 404
• Wuzhen Winery Apprentice
• Miao Cave Dancing
LDDR 409
• Rock Climbing Dreams
• Tea and Horse Caravan Trail
LDDR 405
• A Fashion Photographer Gets Creative
• Got a Cell?
LDDR 410
• Yi Culture Comes Alive
• Lao Li’s Shangri-La

300
(301-313)  
LDDR 301
• Secret Language of Women
• Magical Sichuan Opera
LDDR 306
• Bai Arts of Butterfly Spring
• Xugou’s Flying Children
LDDR 311
• History of Huangmei Opera
• Page from a Paper Workshop
LDDR 302
•21st Century Shaolin Monks
LDDR 307
• Hidden Treasures of Guizhou
• Mysterious Murals Along the Zuo
LDDR 312
• The Playful She People
• Dai Drummer Family
LDDR 303
• A New Life in Old Dali
• Beijing’s Art Factory
LDDR 308
• Tresses of the Red Yao Women
• Dalian’s Finest
LDDR 313
• The Dozen Girls’ Band
• Elegant Gardens of China
LDDR 304
• Zhuoma’s Life by Lake Qinghai
• Inner Mongolia’s Cultural Crossroads
LDDR 309
• Life Astride the Li River
• Eden on a Mountaintop
LDDR 305
• Leaving Stone Village
• Bronze Chimes Unearthed
LDDR 310
• Colorful Oasis of Kashgar
• Western Zhou, Uncovered

200
(201-213)  
LDDR 201
• Poetry Fit for a God
• Zhuang People’s Clothing
LDDR 206
• Raising Rice, Growing Families
• Mother Nature’s Fairyland
LDDR 211
****Special Feature****
• Discovering Zhou Yuan, Part 1
LDDR 202
****Special Feature****
• U.S. Pilots in War-Torn China, Part 1
LDDR 207
****Special Feature****
• Children of Longji County
LDDR 212
****Special Feature****
• Discovering Zhou Yuan, Part 2
• Folk Opera in the Fields
LDDR 203
****Special Feature****
• U.S. Pilots in War-Torn China, Part 2
LDDR 208
• The Colorful Baima People
• Yi People’s Fire Ceremony
LDDR 213
• Patron Saint of White Cranes
• A Blind Man’s Gift
LDDR 204
• Guardians of Di Opera
• From Mao Suits to Mini Skirts
LDDR 209
• In Step with the Salar People
• Pulp Friction
LDDR 205
• Tibetan Hands Shaping Stone
• Returning Home for the New Year
LDDR 210
• The Talented Liu Family
• Clinging to Home

100
(101-113)  
LDDR 101
• Marriage on Her Own Terms
• Village of Stone and Wax
LDDR 106
• A Qiang Family Home-Stay
• Life in a Bulang Village
LDDR 111
• Tibetan Silversmith
• Drum Towers of the Dong People
LDDR 102
• The Story of Moon Field
• Walled Town of the South
LDDR 107
• Peking Opera Club House
• Children of Peking Opera
LDDR 112
• Man Behind the Pretty Faces
• Life in the Zone
LDDR 103
• Old Man and the Sea God
• Tujia People’s Way of Life
LDDR 108
• Monk of Medicine and Prayers
• Home of the Kung Fu Monks
LDDR 113
• Drummer Girls
• Sisters from Tibet
LDDR 104
• Zen Summer Camp
• Dwelling in the Gobi Desert
LDDR 109
• Tibetan Serenity in Noisy Beijing
• Snacks in the Land of Abundance
LDDR 105
• Tibetan Private School
• The Abacus Man
LDDR 110
• Mongolian Livestock New Year
• Lions Protecting the Dead

Buy DVDs
CUSTOM COPIES OF SERIES
We do not have pre-packaged DVDs of our television weekly series or specials. However, as a service to our viewers and educational institutions, we are glad to make copies on a per-request basis.
Title: Land of the Dragon
Series: 8
Episodes: 13 each series (total: 104 episodes)
Length: 30 minutes each episode
Format: DVD; each contains two consecutive episodes (eg. 1101-1102)
Production Year: 2003-2007
Availability: Allow 2-3 Weeks for processing and shipping.
Price:
  • 1 DVD : $35.00 plus shipping and handling
  • 2-5 DVDs: $30.00 each DVD plus shipping and handling
  • 6 or more DVDs: $25.00 each DVD plus shipping and handling
  • One 13-Episode Series (7 DVDs): $150.00 plus shipping and handling
SHIPPING & HANDLING Usually ships in 3-4 business days.


Shipping and handling in the U.S. is $5.00 for the first DVD and $2.00 for each additional DVD. For international shipments, prices will vary.
PAYMENT METHODS

Cashier’s Check / Money Order 
Send a Cashier’s Check or Money Order for the correct amount (including shipping and handling) to the address below. Make the check payable to “D3 Productions, Inc.” Please indicate the title of the DVD(s) and the number of copies in your order. We do not accept personal checks.
Mail to:

D3 Productions, Inc.

7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 248

Oakland, CA 94621