CHANGE ON VERGE—LI HUNG CHANG’S TOUR TO EIGHT COUNTRIES IN 1896

By An GUO

XXK STUDIO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

The production of Change on Verge—Li Hung Chang’s Tour to Eight Countries in 1896, a 72 min documentary, took place during 2013-2104. Interview visits had been paid to 7 countries in Europe and America.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • An GUO
    • Writer(s)
    • An GUO
    • Producer(s)
    • Haitao BAI (Phoenix Satellite Television)
    • Synopsis
    • Following various history events, the documentary is built on realities and historical methods to give a full picture of the rapid decay of the Qing Empire in 1896 when capitalism was sweeping the world. It also tells the story of the then Han Chinese politicians, with Li as a typical example, striving to change the destiny of themselves and the nation, but ending with a failure.
      There are two versions of the documentary:
Independent film version:
      Change on Verge—Li Hung Chang’s Tour to Eight Countries in 1896, 72 min
      TV Series Version:
Chang on Verge—The Diplomacy of the Late Qing Empire and Tianjin in 10 episodes (30 min each, 300 min in total)
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