SMIX - China's Forgotten Emperor
China's Forgotten Emperor
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48 mins | Rated PG13
“Murderess”, “tyrant”, “pervert” – Empress Wu was a monster who plumbed the depths of evil. Historians condemned her as a woman who brought China to the edge of ruin. For more than a thousand years that verdict stood. But now, China’s breakneck economic development is uncovering a new story... Using the latest scientific techniques, archaeologists are now piecing together a fascinating new story of the only woman in Chinese history who dared to call herself “Emperor”. This new documentary shows how researchers are piecing together the new, true story of China’s “empress of all evil” and how Emperor Wu was, in fact, the woman who made Dark Ages China a superpower. PG13: Some discussion on Violence