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.Visit Story of China Website
Qiu Jin was the tragic star of the failed revolution of 1907, against the Qing Dynasty.
Under the Qing Dynasty Muslim culture had a new vitality – including all women’s mosques.
Michael Wood describes the first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai 1921.
Michael Wood visits the last surviving communist outpost in today's China.
Professor Zheng Yangwen tells Michael about the impact of the opium trade in China.
Michael Wood watches an opera in the snow, to celebrate Grandma’s 90th birthday!
In 1582, Matteo Ricci arrives in Macao, hoping to convert China to Christianity.
Michael Wood visits a Chinese Premier League soccer game seeking the origin of "Kickball."
Survey the three great revolutions that gave birth to today's China.
Discover the splendors of China’s last empire, the Qing.
Learn about China’s Renaissance under the Song Dynasty.
Hear the story of China’s most famous dynasty.
Search for the roots of today's China in both its history and modern celebrations.
Explore China’s first international age under the Tang Dynasty.
Discover the story of China from its ancient roots to its present day.
Michael Wood introduces his new series for PBS.