This is a must see for anyone interested in world history, economic history, and current events. Despite the fact that the film is based in the 19th century, the conflicts described parallel a lot what is happening in the world today. Trade deficits, cultural misunderstandings, economic nationalism are thoroughly explored through the eyes of China and the West. The panel of experts is superb, the opinions are very balanced and fair. No other Western made documentary went so far in getting the Chinese perspective on the last 200 years of history. This film changed my view on the world and the Chinese culture.