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National Treasure (Chinese: 国家宝藏) is a 2017 Chinese cultural exploration program that aired on CCTV-3 and CCTV-1 in China. The Palace Museum, Shanghai Museum, Nanjing Museum, Hunan Provincial Museum, Henan Museum, Shaanxi History Museum, Hubei…
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Bilibili was established in 2009, it is a video-sharing website where users can submit, view, and add commentary subtitles on videos. This website uses an Adobe Flash or HTML5 player, which can be manually switched, to play user submitted videos…
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On April 8, 1984 China launched its first experimental geostationary orbit communications satellite Dongfanghong II. This has laid the foundation for China's development of satellite television. It also helped China to improve its broadcast quality…
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Started in 1983, the Spring Festival Gala has the largest audience of any entertainment show in the world, and is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s most watched television program. The Gala normally runs for about four hours on the…
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In 1939, the National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) introduces the electronic television to the American public at the World's Fair in New York City, with a live broadcast of the opening address by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. After this television…
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Embroiled in a copyright battle with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for almost four years, Limewire finally lost, and subsequently shut down. The last popular file sharing site to be ousted, Limewire gave way to the current era…
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Total Request Live (TRL) accepts viewers' votes, at first through phone calls and by 2001 online, to determine the top 10 music videos of the day. Young people were very much in charge of the kind of music they wanted to hear--as long as those…
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CBGB, heralded (by many, contested by just as many) as the birthplace of punk, only accidentally became one of the most visible breeding grounds for the burgeoning genre. Originally intended to be a "Country, Blue Grass, Blues" venue, the club…
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No history of musical influence, cliche be damned, would be complete without the Beatles. Their influence on youth culture in Britain and in America, politicized rock music, and (somehow) seemingly universal appeal revealed a shift in the way young…
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In 1955, Chuck Berry was signed to major label Chess Records. He recorded a version of "Ida Red" that would then become "Maybellene," which reached #5 on Billboard's overall chart and #1 for R&B. But R&B would prove retrospectively to be a misnomer:…
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With the end of WWII came a new class of consumers. Young people began to benefit from a time of great economic prosperity, particulalry as a result of the Employment Act of 1946. The act provided the opportunity for employment to anyone "able,…
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Under Mayor Jimmy Walker, the New York City legislature passed the Cabaret Law, preventing three or more persons from dancing in any given club or bar at one time. Establishments could apply for a license, but these were hard to come by. Purported to…
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In January 1920, the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the sale and distribution of alcohol, went into effect. During this period of Prohibition, businessmen, mobsters and opportunists alike established speakeasies so that any savvy American might find a…
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Because of the economic boom caused by America's entrance into World War I, many black Americans moved from the South to northern cities, looking for employment and better quality of life. This period, from 1914 to 1970, respectively, is referred to…
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One of the first black men to open his own establishment in antebellum New York City, Pete Williams' dance hall is said to have birthed what we know to be modern tap dancing. At Almack's Dance Hall, located in the Five Points district of Lower…
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China prepared several years and went through many negotiations to be admitted by WTO (World Trade Organization). In the early 1980s, China opened its economy to the international market and signed a number of regional trade agreements. From 1986,…
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The invention of World Wide Web has changed human life in every aspect and been central to the development of the Information Age. "Web pages are primarily text documents formatted and annotated with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)" (Adamski,…
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After the downturn of advertising in the Cultural Revolution, China’s first TV commercial appeared on January 28, 1979. This first commercial was aired on Shanghai Television and lasted for 90 seconds. The promotion was for a product called Shengui…
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The first TV station was 北京电视台, which was known as CCTV now, started airing programs on September 2, 1958. The content of the program was national policies and big news. Commercial advertising had not appeared on the program by then, but the launch…
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From the 1920s, private radio stations began to appear in China. By the mid-1930s, there were about 40 radio stations around different cities. China's first national radio station, however, did not appear until 1940. During the World War II, the…
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