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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.

The Opium Trade in China

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

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The Age of Revolution

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

The Ming

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

Golden Age

Michael Wood tells the tale of China's Renaissance.

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