The Story of China with Michael Wood
The Story of China, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day. Home to over a billion people, China is the new super power, a country we all want to understand now, and Wood argues that to do so we have to look at its history. Traveling across the country he explores the landscapes, peoples, stories, and cultures that have helped create China’s distinctive character and genius over more than four thousand years. Wood meets people from all walks of life, explores ancient cities, and traces some of the great moments in Chinese history – from their extraordinary voyages of exploration, to amazing scientific inventions. A grand sweep narrative, full of big ideas and unexpected surprises, the series shows how the Chinese created their own distinctive vision of the world: a vision that is still alive in the 21st century and indeed, Wood argues, is the real motor behind the incredible and growing success of China today.
DVD, 360 Minutes on 2 DVDs