221 B.C. The Great Wall of China

Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic coreand...

China’s Lost Pyramids

In Chinathere exists an astonishing place. A burial ground to rival Egypt's Valley of the Kings. In 221 B.C., China's first Emperor united warring...

1934 A.D. The Incredible March

Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic coreand...

Episode 17 Shaolin Monks Masters Of Kung Fu

Each half hour episode looks at a major fighting people or force and charts the reasons for their rise to dominance and subsequent fall....

Episode 2 Survival

The Forbidden City in Beijing was an ancient palace whose very name inspired awe and fear. Until the 20th century the Forbidden City was...

Episode 1 A Brush with Wisdom

How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? These intriguing questions are...

Episode 3 China the Mandate of Heaven

As the world approaches the 21st centurythis new series hosted by Michael Woods and produced in 1991, reminds us that other nations and cultures...

Episode 2 Sacred Spaces

How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? Why did the ferocious...

The Great Wall Of China

Winding roughly 6,700 kilometers through undulating mountains, grasslands, and desert, its vastness seems beyond the realm of human possibility. A wonder of the ancient...

Episode 3 The Mystery of Porcelain

How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? Why did the ferocious...