Chinese Chariots Revealed

A team of experts rebuild an ancient battle chariot to help uncover its design secrets. Airing May 17, 2017 at 9 pm on PBS Aired May 17, 2017 on PBS

Program Description

For over a thousand years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields, dominating warfare far longer than anywhere else on Earth. Now a series of amazing archaeological discoveries, including whole chariots buried with their horses, has enabled a team of experts to probe the genius of China’s first super-weapon. By recreating a battle chariot, they investigate the design secrets which made them such a long-lived war machine, all while discovering how they were used, what set them apart from the rest of the world, and their role in the unification of China.

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PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY
Giulia Clark
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Bill Locke
EDITED BY
Steve Brown
CAMERA
David Tong
Tom Pilbeam
Piers Leigh
NARRATED BY
Eric Meyers
ACTORS
Tim Dow
Qi Qingxin's Actor Team
Gordon Summers
PRODUCER
Han Zhang
RESEARCHER
Alex Mattholie
PRODUCTION MANAGER
Emma Falkus
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Katie King
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION
Shahana Meer
SOUND RECORDISTS
Qiao Xin
Tim Hodge
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Adam Vrijland
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Malcolm Thorp
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Roger T. Ames
Nikolai Vinogradov
SPECIAL THANKS
Anyang Yinxu Museum
Zhang Bo
Guojiamiao Archaeology Site
Huai’an Museum
Chang Huaiying
Tang Jigen
Hu Jingming
Xiangyang Museum
Li Yinde
Liu Yonghua
Ralph D. Sawyer
Edward L. Shaughnessy
Jon Woodward
Robin D. D. Yates
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Ren Tong
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Qiu Yuanyuan
Gu Ting
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A NOVA production by Lion Television for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with JSBC-I & ARTE France

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Original funding for this program was provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America, 23andMe, The David H. Koch Fund for Science, The Steve Perry Foundation, Marjie and Robert Kargman and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Image credit (chariot wheel)
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Participants

Qin Fang
Hubei Provincial Museum
Robert Hurford
Chariot Maker
Mike Loades
Military Historian
Jeffrey Riegel
The University of Sydney
Robin D. S. Yates
McGill University
Haitao Zhao
Huai'an Museum
Yijie Zhuang
UCL Institute of Archaeology

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