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    • The Cambridge Experimental Videodisc Project 

      Bryant, Michael; Harrison, Sarah; Herle, Anita; Jacobs, Julian; Macfarlane, Alan; Porter, Martin (University of Cambridge: Dept. of Social Anthropology, 1990)
    • Ceramic production in a village of Yixing county 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Gowlland, Geoffrey (2005-08-30)
      Ceramics production in a village of Yixing county.
    • The changing same 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
      history
    • Charm of Cambridge 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
      Charm
    • China and industrialization 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      China was far in advance of the West in its technology and science by 1400. Yet the industrial revolution happened in the west. Christopher Cullen talks about some of the possible reasons for this puzzling fact.
    • China in 1350 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Aboard a Chinese junk, Christopher Cullen explains the nature of Chinese civilization around 1350 A.D. He discusses some of the reasons for the Chinese retreat from overseas exploration and trade.
    • Chinese agriculture 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Standing in a rice field in China, Christopher Cullen describes the great move south between the seventh and tenth centruies in China, and the expansion of wet rice cultivation. Some of the effects of growing rice on the ...
    • Chinese astronomy 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Standing in the observatory in Beijing, Christopher Cullen discusses the nature and sophistication of Chinese astronomy in the medieval period. The political as well as the intellectual interest in astronomy is outlined.
    • Chinese Confucianism 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      Confucianism has deeply influenced Chinese civilization. Christopher Cullen describes its effect on education, social structure and knowledge over the past centuries, against the backdrop of a Confucian building in Beijing.
    • Chinese gunpowder 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      The Chinese invented gunpowder some three or four centuries before it reached the West. Christopher Cullen watches a craftsman making gunpowder in China and participates in a demonstration of gunpowder propelled rockets.
    • Chinese weapons 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Cullen, Christopher (2004-07-29)
      From a very early date the Chinese were making extremely sophisticated and standardized weapons, often in huge quantities. The development of weapons manufacture and the threat of barbarian invasions is described by ...
    • Christians in Japan 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-29)
      Against the backdrop of a memorial to martyred Christians in the southern ciy of Nagasaki, Alan Macfarlane talks about the reaction to Christian missionizing in Japan and the nature of Japanese religion.
    • Classical social theories - nine lectures 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2005-01-06)
      Nine lectures on classical social theories over the period 1700-2000 A.D.
    • Colleges in Cambridge 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
      A description of Cambridge colleges
    • Colleges in Cambridge - new version 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
      Analysis of Cambridge College system
    • The commerial sophistication of the Ottoman Empire and its limits 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      In the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Alan Macfarlane explains the sophisticated marketing system in the Ottoman Empire and reflects on the factors which made it difficult to take this towards a modern industrial civilization.
    • A communion service in a Benedictine Abbey 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      The service of Holy Communion in a Benedictine Abbey, where the monks take the bread and wine in the beams of sunlight coming through the church windows as the bells ring.
    • The contradictory character of human beings; predation and co-operation 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Against the backdrop of an Australian forest, Alan Macfarlane describes the two contradictory drives which motivate humans, namely their predatory hunting instinct and their co-operative and social nature.
    • The craft of the scientific glass maker demonstrated 

      Dugan, David; Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-23)
      Jim Frost, for many years a scientific glass instrument maker at University College, London, demonstrates the making of small scientific instruments using a burner. He makes a lens and discusses the history of glass with ...
    • Creativity in Cambridge 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Macfarlane, Alan (2013-08-07)
      Creativity