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NOVA; Genius That Was China: Empires In Collision


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Genius That Was China: Empires In Collision
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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"Nova" examines the extraordinary transformation that propelled Europe outward into the world from the 15th to 19th centuries, while China remained the insular middle kingdom.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Genius That Was China: Empires In Collision,” 01/10/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F34167CCCE7401093FE89170A0A7C6E.
MLA: “NOVA; Genius That Was China: Empires In Collision.” 01/10/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F34167CCCE7401093FE89170A0A7C6E>.
APA: NOVA; Genius That Was China: Empires In Collision. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7F34167CCCE7401093FE89170A0A7C6E
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