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PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a (more…)

Premiered: March 3, 1974

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Season 17, Episode 17 The Genius That Was China: Empires in Collision

First Aired: March 27, 1990

Part 2 of "The Genius That Was China" studies how China and Europe became "Empires in Collision" over their trade relationship. Included: 16th-century Chinese pottery; and miniature European clocks.

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The Genius That Was China: The Rise of the Dragon

Season 17, Episode 16

March 20, 1990

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The Genius That Was China: The Threat from Japan

Season 17, Episode 18

April 3, 1990

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