A soldier patrolling the Great Wall witness an attack from the Hun army. In this example of smoke signals, one of the oldest forms of long-distance communication, he lights one of the beacon towers to warn the rest of China about an enemy invasion.
This clip describes Qin Shi Huang's strict regime. He ordered the burning of books advocating for freedom of thought so that he can preserve his own law. When the intellectuals spoke out against the book burning, Qin ordered them to be killed.
Confucius (Kong Qui) urges the emperor to stop the tradition of burying people alive with their masters because he finds it to be unethical. He advocates for valuing human life and treating others, even slaves, with respect.