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National Geographic Night: Silk Road

Travel the ancient network of trade routes extending from eastern China to the Mediterranean Sea with archaeologist Michael Frachetti, travel journali...

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Humans & Energy

Some people have too little energy; others burn too much. This video clip also explores why our use of energy affects the atmosphere.

Dalai Lama

The legacy of the Dalai Lama is a spiritual and political controversy.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Learn a little about the festivities, food, calendars, and colors of Chinese New Year.

End of First Sino-Japanese War

On April 17, 1895, the Treaty of Shimonoseki was signed by China and Japan, putting an end to the First Sino-Japanese War. 

First Meeting of the Security Council

On January 17, 1946, the United Nations Security Council held its first session.

Last Emperor of China Abdicates

On February 12, 1912, the last emperor of China abdicated his throne, ending more than 2,000 years of imperial government.

1933 Asia

This ambitious map of Asia was printed in December 1933 with the National Geographic article "Afghanistan Makes Haste Slowly." 

1942 Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean

An exceptional historical piece, this map was published in February 1942 with an article entitled "Facts about the Philippines." The map fea...

Wetland Reeds

Photo: A large wetland containing reeds

Beijing National Stadium

Photo: Colorful Olympic Stadium reflecting in water.


Sigourney Weaver speaks with Barbara Finamore, Asia Director and Senior Attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and engineer C.T. Wan, mana...

First Successful Summit of Mount Everest

On May 29 1953, New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first mountaineers to reach the summit of Mount Everest...

Total Exposure

Students will savor the beauty and incredible geology of rarely visited places—and learn about the importance of protecting our planet and its vital e...

Through the Lens of Adventure

Students will savor the beauty and incredible geology of rarely visited places—and learn about the importance of protecting our planet and its vital e...

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Training Pandas to be Wild

Tao Tao, a giant panda cub, is undergoing a process called "wild training" in preparation for his release into the wild.

China Launches Three Gorges Dam Project

On November 8, 1997, engineers diverted the Yangtze River to make way for the Three Gorges Dam in Hubei Province, China.

Cultural Revolution in China

On August 13, 1966, China officially launched the “Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution,” a violent political campaign that devastated Ch...

Nixon in China

On February 21, 1972, President Richard Nixon arrived in Beijing, China, for an historic summit meeting with Chinese leaders.

Kowloon Bay, 2011

Photo: Cityscape on a harbor.

Beijing Intersection at Night

Picture of a busy intersection at night.

Baby Panda

Photo: Baby panda.

On Non-Verbal Communication

Students discuss how people employ different types of non-verbal communication to express themselves and interact with others—and how these types of n...