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STORY OF CHINA

Silk Roads and China Ships

  • Aired: 06/20/2017
  • 57:33
  • Expires: 07/18/2017
  • Rating: TV-PG
From picturesque old cities on the Yellow River he travels to the bazaars of the Silk Road in Central Asia, and on to India in the footsteps of the Chinese monk who brought Buddhist texts to China. He uncovers the coming of Christianity, sails the Grand Canal, and tracks the spread of Chinese culture across East Asia, an influence 'as profound as Rome on the Latin West'.
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Michael Wood conjures up China's first great international age, the Tang Dynasty.
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