The Song Dynasty in China | Asia for Educators

China in 1000 CE

The Most Advanced Society in the World

Animated Version

Published on Feb 6, 2012 – Singapore Huading Group (Singex)
The original Qing Ming Shang He Tu (清明上河图) painting showcased the best of life in the Song Dynasty - one of the golden ages of China.
Narrated in English -- 12 minute Youtube video (3-D animation begins at 2:46)
Provides background on the scroll and its artist. Leads viewer through the original version of the scroll, which is animated, providing information on the activities, markets, and city design. (Occasionally, there is a contemporary graphic version inserted to show details of a trade, but the viewer then returns to the original scroll scenes almost immediately.)