Videos on Chinese Revolution

Ancient China  50 minutes  summary  ( Time Life)

History of China – History Channel survey down to Qing   Engineering an Empire

History of China in 20 minutes a power point presentation. Good

The First Emperor of China

Qin Shi Huang 259 BC — 210 BC. was the king of the Chinese State of Qin from 246 BC to 221 BC, during the Warring States Period. He became the first emperor of a unified China in 221 BC He ruled until his death in 210 BC at the age of 49. Calling himself the First Emperor after China’s unification, Qín Shǐ Huáng is a pivotal figure in Chinese history, ushering in nearly two millennia of imperial rule. After unifying China, he and his chief advisor Li Si passed a series of major economic and political reforms. He undertook gigantic projects, including building and unifying various sections of the Great Wall of China, the now famous city-sized mausoleum guarded by the life-sized Terracotta Army, and a massive national road system.

The Mongol Empire “Kublai Khan” History Channel

The Opium War  15 episodes Chinses  With subtitles

15 short episodes . This is the link to the first one. On the right hand side of  youtube you will find the 14 other episodes listedA 1997 Chinese historical epic film directed by Xie Jin. The winner of the 1997 Golden Rooster and 1998 Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Picture, the film was screened in several international film festivals, notably Cannes and Montreal. The film tells the story of the First Opium War of 1839–1842, which was fought between the Qing Empire of China and the British Empire, from the perspectives of key figures such as the Chinese viceroy Lin Zexu and the British naval diplomat Charles Elliot.
Unlike many of its contemporaries, The Opium War was strongly supported by the state apparatus. Despite its clear political message, many Western commentators found the treatment of the historical events to be generally even-handed.
At the time of its release, The Opium War, with a budget of US$15 million, was the most expensive film produced in China.  It was released to coincide with the Hong Kong handover ceremony in July 1997.

Opium Wars – Video of power point      23 minutes long

Opium Wars – Instructional video.  History extra 4 x 7 minutes

This is the link to first one. See the links to other 3 on right hand side of youtube site.

Using cartoons explains the Opium wars

 Journeys in Time China’s 1911 Revolution   A series of 11 short video’s on 1911

China- A Century of Revolution   Video Series

Part 1 1911 – 1949     2hrs

Part 2 1949 – 1976   2hrs

Part 2 1973 – 20011  2hrs


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