[Montréal, Québec] : [Distributed by] National Film Board of Canada, 
Video — 1 streaming video file (47 min.) : digital, sound, color
Between 2000 B.C. and 221 B.C., many civilizations developed in the area now known as China--and each had its own distinct language, culture and gods. This series unveils remarkable new archaeological discoveries that provide clues about how exactly these civilizations merged into one Chinese culture over the course of several centuries. This program explores how the idea of Zhong-hua (Sinocentrism) was forged in ancient China and finally utilized by the First Emperor of Qin to bind many people under one flag.
Video — 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 117 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
From internationally-acclaimed director Lu Chuan, an epic story of war, of dreams fulfilled and of betrayals – betrayals of friendship, of ideals, and of oneself. Yu is a young noble: handsome, brave, admired. Commander of the era’s most powerful army, he leads the revolt against the cruel Qin dynasty. Yu recognizes great potential in Liu, a peasant, and gives him command of 5,000 soldiers. Liu breaks an agreement with Yu by entering and ransacking the Qin capital alone. The Qin dynasty falls and Yu rules. Wary of treachery, his advisers plot to kill Liu at a great banquet, but the emperor spares his life. From this ‘last supper’, Liu will wage war against Yu. Xin, an adviser to Yu, joins him. Defeated, Yu commits suicide on the battlefield rather than submit to capture. Yu is dead, but now Xin is a threat. Liu imprisons then releases him, but broods about having spared Xin’s life as Yu spared his… Xin too must die. Emperor Liu has finally reached his goal. But his soul remains deeply troubled – haunted by the ghosts of his betrayals, unable to find peace in the position he dreamed of and fought ruthlessly to achieve.