The Story Of China

June 2017

S1 Ep6 - The Age Of Revolution

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Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Inspired by the Christian story and calling himself God's second son, Hong unleashed the bloodiest war of the 19th century, the Tai...

S1 Ep5 - The Last Empire

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China's last empire, the Qing, lasted from 1644 to 1912. It began in violence and war as the Manchus swept down from the north, but invaders became emperors, with three generations of one family ruling the country. Among them, Michael Wood argues, w...

S1 Ep4 - The Ming

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The Ming - The great capital of Nanjing has 21 miles of walls, each brick stamped with the name of the village that made it. In the Bao family village, the villagers act a Ming murder story: the Ming were obsessive about architecture. Michael Wood l...
May 2017

S1 Ep3 - The Golden Age

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The Golden Age - This episode tells the tale of what's broadly considered China's most creative dynasty - the Song (960-1279). Michael Wood heads to the city of Kaifeng, the greatest city in the world before the 19th century. In Twin Dragon Alley, l...

S1 Ep2 - Silk Roads And China Ships

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Silk Roads and China Ships - Michael Wood tells the tale of China's first great international age under the Tang Dynasty. He travels along the Silk Road to the bazaars of central Asia, into India on the track of the Chinese monk who brought Buddhism...
April 2016

S1 Ep1 - Ancestors

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Ancestors - Starting in Wuxi, Michael joins the Qin family reunion where 300 relatives gather to worship their ancestors on ‘Tomb Sweeping Day’. He journeys to the plain of the Yellow River, joins a million pilgrims at the shrine of ancient Goddess ...