Pilot Guide - China overview

The Pilot Guide presenters take a journey through China exploring its diverse history from its ancient dynasties to the Communist rule of Mao Zedong.

Starting in the old capital Xianyang, a city established over 2,000 years ago, they explore Emperor Qin's mausoleum, which contains an army of terracotta warriors.

They then visit the modern capital Beijing, the centre of centuries of imperial rule. They explore how China led the the world in arts and sciences and discover how the country became rich selling silk, porcelain and tea from ports such as Quanzhou.

Finally, they learn how the imperial era was brought to an end the Communist revolution and meet a teacher who worked under Mao Zedong's regime.

The programme is part of a series in which the Pilot team journey through history and time, exploring some of the most fascinating sites across the world.

Taken from http://www.teachers.tv/video/32876