Spotlight: Asian arts
Discover the arts of the Asian continent: Do you know the true story of Mulan? Who was Hokusai? What is a samurai? Who built the Forbidden City? Everything you've always wanted to know about China, Japan, and much more in our playlist!

The Great Wall of China is a 13,000-mile dragon of earth and stone that winds its way through the countryside of China. As it turns out, the wall’s history is almost as long and serpentine as its structure. Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen detail the building and subsequent decay of this massive, impressive wall.

Lesson by Megan Campisi and Pen-Pen Chen, animation by Marta Prokopová.

Content produced by : TED Ed

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On the agenda
video - 4:29
What makes the Great Wall of China so extraordinary
By: Ted Ed
video - 2:37
Step inside Forbidden City, the home of Chinese Emperors
By: Google Arts & Culture
video - 35:00
A Brief History of Japanese Art
By: Behind the masterpiece
video - 4:31
The incredible history of China’s terracotta warriors
By: Ted Ed
video - 10:46
The Art of the Samurai: Japanese Warrior Armor
By: Artrageous with Nate
video - 16:59
The Great Wave by Hokusai
By: Great Art Explained