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The life, death & legend of the First Emperor
on 18 September 2007
Qin Shi Huangdi was the first man to unite the whole of China into one land and ruled as the First Divine Emperor of China. This drama-documentary follows the Emperors life from when he became King of Chin (one of six Chinese states), through his conquests, his autocratic reign and charts his decline into madness and death. Spaced with the dramatic reconstructions are interviews with scholars and archaeologists who detail the discoveries that shed light on the life of one of the most powerful men to have ever lived. The drama is beautifully reconstructed and is generally historically accurate, if a little brief in places. This is a must see documentary for anyone interested in China and its history.