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Beijing Biography Of An Imperial Capital Series 1 2of3 Barbarians At The Gate

Open the new world
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 2: Barbarians at the Gate
Beijing is where China and the outside world met, mediated and collided. For centuries, it straddled the boundary between Chinese civilization and the nomadic tribes of Central Asia. In Beijing, Jesuit missionaries first introduced Western science to the Chinese emperors.