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Using an easy to follow progressive timeline from early beginning to more modern day, students will follow the emerging development and ultimate sophistication of this most notable civilization. Broken down into sub-chapters of information, each program covers the most important topics and concepts associated with this unique culture and history as they passed through time. The history of China dates back some 3,300 years. Distinct with its own art, music, literature, philosophy, science and technology China offers a cultural portrait equal to the strong creative will of its people. From clans and tribes of nomadic wanderers, China has blended its ancient heritage into the sophistication of a modern-day society. It's language consists of 60,000 symbols; its art is formed from the natural beauty of porcelain, bronze and jade; its philosophy embraces the poetic wisdom and peaceful teachings of Confucius; and its enduring architecture presents an array of pagodas, temples, and a fortress of imperial cities.

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It is certainly necessary to make a lot of generalizations when trying to condense a time span from the Paleolithic to the modern day in 17 minutes, but there are so many factual errors in this video that it is rendered useless. And there was no attempt to find suitable visual illustrations ...Read more

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The video uses a photo of excavations at the Sanxingdui Bronze Age site, ca. 1600 BCE, to illustrate a discussion of Paleolithic Homo erectus in China. The photo is labeled in Chinese, which suggests that nobody familiar with China worked on its production. Its intro also uses language that ...Read more