China

One of the world’s oldest civilizations, we break down the yin and yang that is China. We will certainly get you special access to its great past – from digging for dinosaurs with paleontologists, understanding feng-shui with its masters or seeing normally closed portions of the Forbidden City and the Spectacular Terra Cotta Warrior excavation pits of Xi’an. But what is most fascinating about the Middle Kingdom is that despite its recent political history where all things both ancient and western were shunned, this country somehow seems to balance thousand-year traditions with a new, mind-numbing modernity. We introduce you to a family that lives in a hutong - very much like their ancestors - and also to residents of Shanghai and Beijing that are setting new trends for arts, music, architecture, and technology, which are the world’s envy.