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

55:48

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



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The Age of Revolution

55:18

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

Golden Age

55:18

Michael Wood tells the tale of China's Renaissance.

The Ming

56:48

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

Ancestors

55:18

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

Silk Roads and China Ships

57:33

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