The Age of Revolution
"Why Can't Women Be Heroes Too?"
Michael Wood visits the monument to Qiu Jin in Shaoxing. This feminist poet and political activist founded a radical journal for women's voices and campaigned for the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty and the founding of a republic. She was executed in the middle of her home town. Local women in the street enthusiastically and movingly explain to Michael why she is still a hero today.
The first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party.
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.