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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'

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.

Du Fu – China's Most Loved Poet

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

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Michael Wood returns to the beginnings of Chinese history to find clues to today's China.

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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