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The documentary will explore the South China Sea territorial disputes from a historical perspective. It will examine how a history of nationalism in Asia has affected the current political, social and economic turmoil in the South China Sea.

The story is based on the idea that a sense of nationalism is at the crux of nearly every major event or turning point east Asia has seen over the last century -- including the events currently unfolding in the South China Sea.  

The film will explain why the conflict is not so much a new problem as it is a continuation of forces that have been at play for a hundred years, or, in other words, is simply another manifestation of the same issues Asian nations have dealt with time and time again in attempts to salvage national identity.

 

BBC correspondent Bill Hayton interviewed by our very own Amy Zahn.
BBC correspondent Bill Hayton interviewed by our very own Amy Zahn.