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08/03/2011

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee.

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Anna McNamee.

In today's programme: Chinese American author Maxine Hong Kingston talks about her new book; a new Chinese action comedy film called Let the Bullets Fly; we speak to the director of a new documentary called The Desert of Forbidden Art; and the composer and pianist Malek Jandali discusses music written on a clay tablet from the ancient Syrian city called Ugarit.

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28 minutes

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Wed 9 Mar 2011 13:32GMT

Chapters

  • Maxine Hong Kingston

    The celebrated writer talks about her Chinese and American heritage.

    Duration: 09:00

  • Let The Bullets Fly

    Let The Bullets Fly - the film making Chinese cinema history.

    Duration: 05:10

  • Uzbek Art Documentary

    Deep in the Uzbek desert - a treasure trove of Russian modern art.

    Duration: 08:00

  • Echoes From Ugarit

    The world's oldest music from Syria...

    Duration: 06:00

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