The Story of China

 
  

The Last Empire

Discover the splendors of China’s last empire, the Qing. From China’s favorite novel to story-telling houses and all-female mosques, it’s an age full of surprises. Then came the fateful clash with the British in the First Opium War.

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ABOUT THE STORY OF CHINA

Michael Wood introduces his new documentary series for PBS that tells the story of China from its ancient roots to the present day. He explains that if you want to know about China today, you need to understand its history and the events and ideas that have shaped its modern people.

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