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Story of China

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

Air date:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:00
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Journey back in time to see the splendor of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing. Witness the fateful First Opium War, which sparked the fall of the empire, and, after the 20th-century revolutions, the birth of today's China.

Air date:
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:00
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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.

Air date:
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:00
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The time of the Great Wall , the Forbidden City and treasure ships sent on ocean voyages.

Air date:
Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:00
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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.

Air date:
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00
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Michael Wood conjures up China's first great international age, the Tang Dynasty.

Air date:
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:00
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