This video is a great resource to look at because it gives a broad overview of the innovations that were employed by the Chinese Empire. It discusses The Grand Canal, among other topics, and the effect it had to greatly improve the Ancient Chinese Empires. A lot of those benefits are still seen today.
Above is a video that teaches the history of Chinese Musical Instruments. It goes way back and shows how each of the instruments have changed their name through the years. It also describes how the instruments themselves have changed over the years as well.
The video below shows the art of Chinese Calligraphy and how it is abstract and a form of art to be appreciated. There is energy in each brush stroke and it is visible when the artwork is done. Many Chinese strove to achieve calligraphy and it was seen as an ideal! There are many styles of calligraphy and many are still used today.