One man founded the great nation of China.
He not only gave China its name, but also founded the longest-enduring nation state in the history of the world.
His name was Qin Shihuang...the First Emperor.
The First Emperor of China chronicles the period of Qin Shihuang's rule. Much of the story has never been told before, and few Westerners are aware of his incredible achievements. From the grandiose inner sanctum of Emperor Qin's royal palace, to fierce battles with feudal kings, this historical drama re-creates the glory and the terror of the Qin Dynasty. The film includes the first documentary footage of Qin's life-sized terra cotta army, constructed almost 2,200 years ago for his tomb. The First Emperor offers viewers a unique opportunity to increase their understanding of the nature of ancient Chinese civilization and its extraordinary achievements.
Narrated by Christopher Plummer.