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The Resource 1421, the year China discovered America?, a Paladin Invision production for Penguin Television in association with PBS ; director, part 1, David Wallace ; producer, part 1, Sun Shuyun ; writer & series producer, William Cran, (DVD)

1421, the year China discovered America?, a Paladin Invision production for Penguin Television in association with PBS ; director, part 1, David Wallace ; producer, part 1, Sun Shuyun ; writer & series producer, William Cran, (DVD)

Label
1421, the year China discovered America?
Title
1421, the year China discovered America?
Statement of responsibility
a Paladin Invision production for Penguin Television in association with PBS ; director, part 1, David Wallace ; producer, part 1, Sun Shuyun ; writer & series producer, William Cran
Title variation
Fourteen twenty-one, the year China discovered America?
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet. Part one discusses his known voyages to Asia and Africa; part two discusses the controversial theory that he rounded the Cape of Good Hope, and sailed on to America
Cataloging source
GPM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Executive producer, Clive Syddall; executive producers for Penguin Television, John Hollar and Eric Jones; music, Howard Davidson; photography, Peter Harvey
Dewey number
910/.951
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
G322
LC item number
.F68 2004
PerformerNote
Narrator, Larry Belling
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Belling, Larry
  • Menzies, Gavin
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
120
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Voyages around the world
  • China
  • Zheng, He
Technique
live action
Label
1421, the year China discovered America?, a Paladin Invision production for Penguin Television in association with PBS ; director, part 1, David Wallace ; producer, part 1, Sun Shuyun ; writer & series producer, William Cran, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the book of the same title by Gavin Menzies, 2003
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm56216578
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780793699483
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887004497
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FYCA601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) PBSFYCA601D
  • (OCoLC)56216578
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; region 1; Dolby surround stereo., enhanced for 16 X 9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
1421, the year China discovered America?, a Paladin Invision production for Penguin Television in association with PBS ; director, part 1, David Wallace ; producer, part 1, Sun Shuyun ; writer & series producer, William Cran, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Based on the book of the same title by Gavin Menzies, 2003
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocm56216578
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (120 min.)
Isbn
9780793699483
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887004497
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
FYCA601
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) PBSFYCA601D
  • (OCoLC)56216578
System details
DVD, widescreen presentation; region 1; Dolby surround stereo., enhanced for 16 X 9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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