The Story of China

Travel from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea with host Michael Wood as he explores the history of the world’s newest superpower. A thrilling and moving epic of the world’s oldest continuous state with the landscapes, peoples, and stories that made today’s China.

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The Last Empire


Michael Wood tells the dramatic tale of China's last empire, the Qing.

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The Age of Revolution


The great Taiping Rebellion, the fall of the Empire and the rise of Mao.

Golden Age


Michael Wood tells the tale of China's Renaissance.

The Ming


The time of the Great Wall , the Forbidden City and treasure ships sent on ocean voyages.



Michael Wood returns to the beginnings of Chinese history to find clues to today's China.

Silk Roads and China Ships


Michael Wood conjures up China's first great international age, the Tang Dynasty.