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Abstract

First of all, the article identifies the highlights of the documentary The Romantic Shudao. It adopts a panoramic view of the broad Chinese cultural community and depicts the tangible Shudao (road to the Shu area) and the intangible “Romance” associated with it by combining the oral history and collective memory as perceived by common people. The vivid stories can easily reach a wide audience and can thus help to enhance people’s confidence in the ever-prospering local Ba-Shu culture. Secondly, the article explains the ten major characteristics of the Ba-Shu culture by looking at the wonderful ecological landscape, the mystical culture and literature, and the magic spiritual aesthetics of the area in an international and modern context. It also studies the Ba-Shu cultural community and the origins, historical development, and main features of the city clusters within the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle and analyzes the historical and practical values of building a cultural corridor connecting Chengdu and Chongqing.

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