Publisher: Kalmyk Cultural Heritage Documentation Project, University of Cambridge
Country: United Kingdom
This video shows Wang Yanhong explaining the Dashdawa Mongol history to the representatives of five Dashdawa Mongol surname groups. He says that initially, about 1,000 Ööld people arrived at Chengde in 1757, followed by another group two years later, the same year when the Anyuan monastery in Chengde was built. Some years later, however, about 500 people were dispatched to Xinjiang to protect the Qing-Russian border areas. Sponsored by Arcadia Fund, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin
Filmed by Geoffrey Gowlland in Dingshan, Yixing, Jiangsu Province of China, in October 2004. Artist Zhao Jianghua demonstrates the making of one of the key tools used in Yixing pottery, and comments on the proper way of doing so.