“Passage to China” to Introduce Dynamic Chinese Culture to the World

Travel host Denise Keller talks about impressive moments of the journey at the launch ceremony in Beijing on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]

Passage to China is a new Chinese cultural documentary series that follows a half Chinese – half German woman, Denise Keller, to more than ten provinces across China.

The documentary is a joint production by Chinese Ministry of Culture and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP). Host Denise Keller looks for her “Chinese roots” through the course of the journey and personally experiences Chinese culture.

The teams involved with the show met the press at Beijing’s National Library on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The first episode will be broadcast on Discovery’s Travel and Living Channel on Feb 21 in 15 languages in 37 countries and regions.

The first three episodes were shot over four-months, showcasing amazing Chinese landscapes and ethnic cultures, said Li Liyan, assistant secretary of the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

Zhang Fang, DNAP senior vice president and general manager in China, said, “China has a very long cultural history. We are excited to explore a unique Chinese culture to the world through the lens.”


Cast and crew members have a group picture.  [Photo: Chinadaily.com.cn]

Screen shot from “Passage to China” [Photo: DNAP]