Mr. Chen Qian, CCTV producer of the 1405 Zheng He, Seven Voyages Towards the Western Sea, the hugest budget documentary ever for CCTV, will give CCC friends a talk (in English) on how he and his photographers traced the route of Zhenghe to shoot the long documentary of this Ming Dynasty Eunuch admiral who discovered America in 1421...
The talk will cover the intention and story of the shooting, including building a real size model ship, and the journey.
The documentary has won several awards in Europe and America.
He will also give coments on Gavin Menzies and his publication of the U.K. hardback edition of 1421, The Year China Discovered the World.
40 minutes screening of the first episode of the documentary will be conducted before the talk.
Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.