China's First Emperor

China's First Emperor

DVD - 2008
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Credited with both unifying China and tormenting its citizenry, Qin Shi Huangdi, the "first emperor of China," is one of the most controversial leaders in the nation's history. His reign brought advances such as standardized currencies, weights, and measures, unified written and spoken language and transportation systems. In battle, too, he was centuries ahead of his time, creating assembly lines to mass-produce precision-crafted swords, arrows and other weapons. This documentary examines this ruler's complex legacy, from the brilliant military strategies that created an empire to his plans for the original Great Wall. Bonus disc, China's Wall of Doom, features the discovery of the emperor's 7,000 life-size army of terra-cotta statues and the Great Wall of China.
Publisher: [New York] : A&E Television Networks, c2008
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 250 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Co-producer, Jaqueline L. Vorhauer ; co-writer, Laurie K. Miller ; editor, Sam Morrison ; associate producer, Stephanie Rucci ; director of photography and lighting, Frank van Vught ; music, Michael Plowman.
Performers: Narrated by David Shih.
Audience: Not rated
ISBN: 1422926397
UPC: 733961140255
Call Number: DVD 931.04092 CHINAS FIRST
Alternative Title: China's wall of doom


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