Villages by the Imperial City

Beijing, once an imperial city, has been China’s capital for centuries. It has witnessed the changes of ancient and modern times. During this long period, unique villages have gradually formed around Beijing and have experienced the vicissitudes of life together with the city.

The people in these villages still attach great importance to the land and the hope that comes with a bumper harvest. This is shown in the episode “The Land of Hope”, part of the “Villages by the Imperial City” series. It follows the rural suburbs of Beijing and tells vivid character stories to share the passion of the villagers.