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Beijing Biography Of An Imperial Capital Series 1 1of3 Center Of The Cosmos

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In this three-part series, the rich history of China’s ancient capital city is brought to life using stunning reconstructions and CGI. From the city’s conquest and destruction by the Mongol hordes of Ghengis Khan, to the moment when China’s last emperor was expelled from the Forbidden City, Beijing’s biography is a story of mighty rulers, rebels and renegades.

Part 1: Center Of The Cosmos
Beijing was an unlikely capital. Designed to replicate the Chinese vision of the cosmos, Imperial Beijing was laid out according to the principles of feng shui – the perfect balance between yin and yang, it was believed, would ensure peace and prosperity in the empire.

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