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China's Dragon Emperor

2 x 45 HD
Broadcaster:  Smithsonian,  EBS

With thrilling recreations, state-of-the-art CGI and interviews from leading experts, the life of Qin Shi Huang, the first ruler of a unified China, is brought to life.


Crowned as a boy king, he built the Great Wall and is credited for laying the foundations for modern China, but was he an incompetent emperor, a brutal tyrant, or a great leader?


Episode 1: Who was Qin Shi Huang, how did he raise to power and what actions did he take to unite China and seal his place in history? 


Episode 2: Learn about Qin Shi Huang's life long obsession with the afterlife and the great mausoleum built in Xi'an, now world renowned for the iconic Terracotta Army. 

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