Close up of pagoda in the Forbidden City

China's Forbidden City

In the heart of Beijing lies the largest palace in the world, The Forbidden City. For five hundred years, it served as the home of the almighty Emperors of China along with their wives, concubines, and entourages of tens of thousands of eunuchs and civil servants. But the Forbidden City is more than an imperial residence; it is the center of the universe, a unique complex of structures revealing a hierarchy of power both imperial and divine.

On TV

    • Tuesday
    • 4:00pm
    Dec 13
    The Center of the World, Part 1
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    • 5:00pm
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    The Reign of the Concubine, Part 2
    • Thursday
    • 8:00am
    Dec 29
    The Center of the World, Part 1