Over 2,000 years ago, a group of highly educated scholars emerged in China, which would have a major impact on Chinese society that has lasted until today. They were passionate and courageous men, who examined the society, politics, economics and culture of their day and developed theoretical and practical ideas that they hoped would form the basis of the more perfect society. The intellectual movement they launched was a milestone in human cultural history and it ushered in a Chinese age of reason, during which intellectual and culture currents were unleashed and are still running through Chinese society today. Come join us as CCTV explores the ancient schools of thought.
Chinese Civilizations sets out to illustrate the evolution of Chinese Civilization through an investigation of archeological discoveries, historical sites and cultural relics. In the course of this investigation, it will reflect the enduring desire for self-improvement and social commitment that are a feature of the Chinese nation.