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Shedding light on Buddhism

ZHOU Bing, one of China's most talented documentary film makers, brings his latest work "China Buddhism." The condensed 12-episode documentary series is now aired on CCTV-4 at 4:15pm from Monday to Friday.

Famous for "The Forbidden City" and "The Palace Museum in Taipei," Zhou has rich experience in making historical documentaries.

Buddhism first reached China from India roughly 2,000 years ago and flourished during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907). Today China boasts one of the richest Buddhist heritages in the world such as the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang in Gansu Province, the Longmen Grottoes near Luoyang in Henan Province, and the Dazu Rock Carvings near Chongqing Municipality.

The series which cost about 30 million yuan (US$4.4 million) to make recounts the legendary life of Buddha and some well-known Buddhist masters, and follows their steps to four famous Buddhist mountain sanctuaries in China.

The full 46-episode version will reach regional TV channels after the Spring Festival.


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