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Smithsonian Channel, EBS Korea profile “China’s Dragon Emperor”

The Smithsonian Channel and EBS Korea are going back 2,000 years to the Qin dynasty, in China’s Dragon Emperor. Bowing on May 21, the two-part special uses 4K 3D CGI, re-creations, interviews ...
April 10, 2018

The Smithsonian Channel and EBS Korea are going back 2,000 years to the Qin dynasty, in China’s Dragon Emperor.

Bowing on May 21, the two-part special uses 4K 3D CGI, re-creations, interviews with leading scholars, and ongoing excavations to examine the truth behind Qin Shi Huang’s methods of governance and secrets within his massive burial ground.

The first ruler of a unified China was viewed as a tyrant, but he was integral to the creation of a single Great Wall of China, a national road system, and the mausoleum guarded by the Terracotta Army, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The project is part of a commitment by the Smithsonian Channel to build a greater presence in Asia.

“We have collaborated on epic films about Angkor Wat and Myanmar’s Buddhist temples, and are constantly wowed by the way EBS brings history and awe-inspiring civilizations back to life,” said David Royle, EVP and chief programming officer for the Smithsonian Channel, in a statement.

China’s Dragon Emperor is produced by EBS, a public broadcaster in Korea, in association with Smithsonian Channel. Executive producers for Smithsonian Channel are Joy Galane and David Royle.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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