"China's century of Humiliation"
the fundamental differences between the Western and
culture from early beginnings. Part one debates
how Christianity and Confucianism were translated in political thought
and social systems. Next, the film investigates why the industrial revolution
did not take place in China, despite its many early inventions, but in Europe.
The second part sheds light on the first economic and military
encounters between the British and Chinese Empires through
the eyes of Asian and Western historians.
Trade deficits, war threats and reprisals have marked the 19th century as
one of the bloodiest and most shameful in Chinese history.
past lessons can serve as an powerful insight
for what the
future might bring for China and the rest of the world.