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National Geographic – Strange Days on Planet Earth – Predator

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Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. Unsettling transformations are sweeping across the planet, and clue by clue, investigators around the world are assembling a new picture of Earth, discovering ways that seemingly disparate events are connected. Crumbling houses in New Orleans are linked to voracious creatures from southern China. . . . → Read More: National Geographic – Strange Days on Planet Earth – Predator

Education: China’s Ant People

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What does an education get you in China? Education is the only way out of poverty, as it has been sold to the Chinese since ancient times.

China’s economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created an expectation that studying is the only way to escape poverty.

Yet it seems the . . . → Read More: Education: China’s Ant People

They Chose China

Oscar nominated filmmaker Shuibo Wang aims his camera at the astonishing story of 21 American POWs who, after the Korean War ended, chose to live in China instead of returning the USA. Using rare archival footage, excerpts from American and Chinese TV programs, as well as period and contemporary interviews, They Chose China chronicles the . . . → Read More: They Chose China

1421: The Year China Discovered America?

This fascinating documentary examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng and his 30 year command of a gigantic Ming fleet.

The Chinese court burned all records of Admiral Zheng’s daring voyages and achievements, and unwittingly created a mystery that tantalizes the world 500 years later.

You’ve heard what the history . . . → Read More: 1421: The Year China Discovered America?

The Forbidden City

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Journey into the Forbidden City of China with this magnificent documentary from Smithsonian Networks. Known as the Imperial Palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City in Beijing is the largest palace complex in the world. Explore the history and the magnificent structures of this fascinating place — also called the Palace Museum . . . → Read More: The Forbidden City