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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 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."

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The Ming

The time of the Great Wall , the Forbidden City and treasure ships sent on ocean voyages.

The Age of Revolution

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

The Last Empire

Michael Wood tells the dramatic tale of China's last empire, the Qing.

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