A documentary series called The Road to Peking, which including five episodes, mainly talking about five western figures’ role played in the modernization of China: Robert Hart, Thomas F. Wade, William A.P. Martin, George E. Morrison and John L. Stuart. They Changed China, and were changed by China in return.
Through their efforts and dilemmas, we also want to reveal the turning point of late imperial China and early 20 century. We hope this documentary film will give both the Chinese and western audience a new perspective when they look back the period of history.
Professor Hans van de Ven (University of Cambridge) and Professor MA Yong (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) are in charge of consultant for this documentary series.