Extras

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The First Meeting of the Chinese Communist Party

Michael Wood describes the first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai 1921.

The First Meeting of the Chinese Communist Party

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"Why Can't Women Be Heroes Too?"

Qiu Jin was the tragic star of the failed revolution of 1907, against the Qing Dynasty.

"Why Can't Women Be Heroes Too?"

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The Last Communist Collective in China

Michael Wood visits the last surviving communist outpost in today's China.

The Last Communist Collective in China

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Preview: The Age of Revolution (Episode 6)

Survey the three great revolutions that gave birth to today's China.

Preview: The Age of Revolution (Episode 6)

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China's Last Empire: A Rich Age for Muslim Culture

Under the Qing Dynasty Muslim culture had a new vitality – including all women’s mosques.

China's Last Empire: A Rich Age for Muslim Culture

Video thumbnail: Story of China The Opium Trade in China

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The Opium Trade in China

Professor Zheng Yangwen tells Michael about the impact of the opium trade in China.

The Opium Trade in China

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The Show Must Go On!

Michael Wood watches an opera in the snow, to celebrate Grandma’s 90th birthday!

The Show Must Go On!

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Preview: The Last Empire (Episode 5)

Discover the splendors of China’s last empire, the Qing.

Preview: The Last Empire (Episode 5)

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Power Politics in the Ming Dynasty

After the death of the Ming founder, a brutal new emperor takes charge.

Power Politics in the Ming Dynasty

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The Chinese Voyages of Exploration

Michael Wood tells the tale of Admiral Zheng He’s voyages before Columbus.

The Chinese Voyages of Exploration

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Preview: The Ming (Episode 4)

Hear the story of China’s most famous dynasty.

Preview: The Ming (Episode 4)

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Get a Taste of the Good Life under the Ming Dynasty

A weekend of shopping and sightseeing in Suzhou - the tourist capital of the Ming dynasty!

Get a Taste of the Good Life under the Ming Dynasty

Video thumbnail: Story of China Christian Missionary Matteo Ricci Journeys to China

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Christian Missionary Matteo Ricci Journeys to China

In 1582, Matteo Ricci arrives in Macao, hoping to convert China to Christianity.

Christian Missionary Matteo Ricci Journeys to China

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Preview: Golden Age (Episode 3)

Learn about China’s Renaissance under the Song Dynasty.

Preview: Golden Age (Episode 3)

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The World's First Great Cuisine

China developed the world's first great restaurant culture, and it's still going strong!

The World's First Great Cuisine

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Did the Chinese Invent Soccer?

Michael Wood visits a Chinese Premier League soccer game seeking the origin of "Kickball."

Did the Chinese Invent Soccer?

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The Tale of the Chinese Leonardo

Scientist Su Song was a big star of the Chinese Renaissance 1000 years ago.

The Tale of the Chinese Leonardo

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The Magic of the Silk Road

Michael Wood looks at the opening of the Silk Road & 'the beginnings of universal history'

The Magic of the Silk Road

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Tang Xi'an: The Greatest City in the World

Xi'an - the Tang Dynasty capital with half a million people was the world's greatest city.

Tang Xi'an: The Greatest City in the World

Video thumbnail: Story of China Du Fu – China's  Most Loved Poet

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Du Fu – China's Most Loved Poet

To learn about China's greatest poet, Michael Wood goes back to school!

Du Fu – China's Most Loved Poet

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Preview: Silk Roads and China Ships (Episode 2)

Explore China’s first international age under the Tang Dynasty.

Preview: Silk Roads and China Ships (Episode 2)

Video thumbnail: Story of China Confucius: China's Guide to a Moral Life

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Confucius: China's Guide to a Moral Life

A group of Korean scholars tell Michael why Confucius still matters so much today.

Confucius: China's Guide to a Moral Life

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The Discovery of the First Chinese Writing

Michael uncovers clues to China’s first dynasty, the Shang, in a traditional drug store.

The Discovery of the First Chinese Writing

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Preview: Ancestors (Episode 1)

Search for the roots of today's China in both its history and modern celebrations.

Preview: Ancestors (Episode 1)