In the alleys of Kaifeng, the world's greatest city before the 19th century, Michael Wood hears legends, samples the cuisine and explores printing. We see a huge working replica of an astronomical clock made by 'China's Leonardo da Vinci', one of the inventions that made the Song a great era of science. And at a crunch Chinese Premier League match, we learn that the Chinese even invented soccer!
The Tale of the Chinese Leonardo
Scientist Su Song was a big star of the Chinese Renaissance 1000 years ago.
The World's First Great Cuisine
China developed the world's first great restaurant culture, and it's still going strong!
Did the Chinese Invent Soccer?
Michael Wood visits a Chinese Premier League soccer game seeking the origin of "Kickball."