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STORY OF CHINA

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  • Aired: 06/20/2017
  • 55:18
  • Expires: 07/18/2017
  • Rating: TV-PG
Starting with a family reunion, when 300 relatives gather to worship their ancestors on 'Tomb Sweeping Day,' Michael explores ancient myths and archaeological sites to uncover the origins of the Chinese state; he examines the first Chinese writing, and tells the dramatic tale of the bloodthirsty First Emperor, before an amazing climax with a million pilgrims at a festival on the Yellow River.
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Michael Wood returns to the beginnings of Chinese history to find clues to today's China.
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