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China's first emperor

Author: Andreas GutzeitDavid ShihMichael Richard PlowmanStory House Productions.History Channel (Television network)All authors
Publisher: [New York] : A & E Television Networks, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Documentary films
Documentary
Biography
Named Person: Qin shi huang, Emperor of China
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Gutzeit; David Shih; Michael Richard Plowman; Story House Productions.; History Channel (Television network); Filmroos Inc.; Arts and Entertainment Network.
ISBN: 1422926397 9781422926390
OCLC Number: 259709344
Notes: Bonus disc entitled "China's Wall of Doom," produced by Film Roos, Inc., for A & E, Network, c1996.
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.
Performer(s): Narrated by David Shih.
Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 250 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: China's wall of doom.
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Andreas Gutzeit ; produced by Story House Productions, Inc. for the History Channel.

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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.

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