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The Genius that was China : empires in collision

Author: John Merson; Film Australia (Organization); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
Publisher: Boston, Mass : WGBH ; Deerfield, IL : Coronet Film & Video [distributor], 1990.
Series: Genius that was China (Television program)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the 15th to the 18th centuries, Europe underwent a transformation propelled by a revolution of science and technology. While many of the technologies had originated in China, it was in the Western nations that innovation turned into invention, and invention into economic, military and social expansion. The European Jesuits sent to China from 1500 to 1700 failed to convert the Chinese to Christianity, and also  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Merson; Film Australia (Organization); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
OCLC Number: 21588611
Notes: A segment from the television program: Nova.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
"6182C."
Credits: Cinematographers, Tony Gailey ... [et al.] ; editor, Ray Thomas ; narrator, Richard Kiley ; music, Nigel Westlake, Michael Askill, Tom Phillips.
Performer(s): Richard Kiley.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 NOVA teacher's guide (5 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
Series Title: Genius that was China (Television program)
Other Titles: NOVA : Empires in collision
Empires in collision
NOVA : The genius that was China
Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: Production of Film Australia in association with WGBH, Boston for NOVA ; produced by John Merson & David Roberts ; written by John Merson ; directed by David Roberts.

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From the 15th to the 18th centuries, Europe underwent a transformation propelled by a revolution of science and technology. While many of the technologies had originated in China, it was in the Western nations that innovation turned into invention, and invention into economic, military and social expansion. The European Jesuits sent to China from 1500 to 1700 failed to convert the Chinese to Christianity, and also failed to convince the Chinese of the superiority of Western culture. While the Western nations traded with the Chinese, the Chinese did not reciprocate. The Chinese eventually imported opium from Europe. Efforts to suppress the opium trade led to conflict with Great Britain whch led to the Opium War, 1839 in which China was defeated and entered into an economic slump and decline.

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