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Buddhism documentaries to air in Taiwan

CCTV.com, Apr 3, 2009

Taipei, Taiwan -- Three documentaries on Buddhism produced on the Mainland have been officially released in Taipei on the heels of the World Buddhism Forum,which closed on Tuesday.

<< One of the documentaries is "Master Xuan Zang"

One of the documentaries is "Master Xuan Zang," a film recording the Tang Dynasty monk's legendary journey to India, the cradle of Buddhist culture.

The second is a six-episode feature on the rise and fall of the Tang royal temple--- the "Famen Temple." Third is a 46-part TV documentary "Thousand-Year Buddhism Path", a vivid account of the inheritance and development of Buddhism in China.

Three documentaries on Buddhism produced on the Mainland have been officially released in Taipei on the heels of the World Buddhism Forum,which closed on Tuesday.

Gao Feng, vice-president of China Central Television said, "I believed the show will attract wide attention. Followers of Buddhism will be enlightened, and the mass public will feel the power and splendor of Chinese culture."

The "Thousand-Year Buddhism Path" is by the same cast who shot the widely-acclaimed 12-episode documentary, --the "Palace Museum". The production exhaustively visited over 200 temples over seven years. It's a million-yuan production. Both the "Thousand-Year Buddhism Path" and "Famen Temple" have aired on CCTV. People from local Buddhist and cultural circles are earnestly awaiting the chance to see them in Taiwan.



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