Story of China

This series, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.


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Story of China By Episode

  • Ancestors/Silk Roads and China Ships (#101)

    Explore China's early history with host Michael Wood as he joins a million people at a festival devoted to ancient gods, hear the tale of China's bloodthirsty First Emperor and travel the Silk Road to discover the brilliant Tang dynasty.

  • Golden Age/The Ming (#102)

    See the stunning achievements of two of China's most brilliant dynasties: the Song, creators of a Chinese Renaissance, and the Ming, builders of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

  • The Last Empire/The Age of Revolution (#103)

    Journey back in time to see the splendor of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing.



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