One in Four people are Chinese, they say in this doco. Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, the Chinese developed a unique culture and made many technological, scientific and artistic advances long before the West. Now the creative forces that shaped this huge country have exploded into the full glare of the 21st century.

This episode features reports from Darling in China and demonstrations from Hart-Davis and Jopsom that examine the ideas and inventions that emerged from Ancient China.What the Ancients Did for Us traces some of the defining moments in history and the key inventions that shaped our world today.

Film Duration: 56 min