China's history and culture, ancient and modern, is captured in these fascinating and informative documentaries.
- 7 episodes
China's emergence as an economic power and its communist/capitalist balancing act is part of its complex development as a nation.
The choices that Kong Qui, known in the West as Confucius, made during his career as a civil servant and administrator influenced an entire civilization. What if Kong Qui had been as opportunistic and corrupt as other officials? How might the fate of China and its worldview be changed?
A king who offended the all-powerful Emperor, and then rebelled against him, but failed. How do these dramatic events in China's history link to the finding of 4000 buried terracotta warriors discovered in Jiangsu Province, China?
Sheryl WuDunn, a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, illuminates the economic, financial, political and social issues in East Asia and around the world, and the economic and political uncertainties facing China today.
Centuries ago, from the centre of the greatest empire on earth, the Mongolian war machine was unleashed southward to defeat and conquer what today is China. This is the story of the will of a great Mongol Khan, of two unyielding adversaries and a siege that changed world history.