Speaker: Dominic Johnson-Hill
Residence of the Embassy of Afghanistan
8 Dongzhimen Outer Street
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About 3000 years ago the Chinese mapped the movement of the sun and created the 24 solar terms. This is considered to be China's fifth great invention and helped farmers to plan their crops and China become a great civilization. Today these 24 solar terms are still a big part of Chinese culture.
Dominic Johnson-Hill has been on an epic adventure for Xinhua hosting a television program for which he is visiting 24 places around China uncovering how these 24 solar terms are ingrained in Chinese culture and history, experiencing old and new and the bizarre. Dominic takes part an ancient boat festival celebrating the dead, traps crickets in Shan Dong to fight in the world cricket fighting championships, he travels to the Northern most village in China to see how tourism and the solar terms are changing the lives of millions.
Dominic will share his stories and pictures showing how these solar terms are still celebrated in today’s China.
Dominic Johnson-Hill has lived in China since 1993 and is the Creative director and founder of Beijing Creative brand Plastered 8 as well as TV personality and presenter of Fox TV show Vintage Hunter and recently The Seasons of China.