Story of China

The Story of China explores the history of the world's oldest continuous state.


  • The Last Empire

    Michael Wood tells the dramatic tale of China's last empire, the Qing.
  • 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.
  • Silk Roads and China Ships

    Michael Wood conjures up China's first great international age, the Tang Dynasty.
  • Ancestors

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

About Story of China

Travel from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea with host Michael Wood as he explores the history of the world’s newest superpower. A thrilling and moving epic of the world’s oldest continuous state with the landscapes, peoples, and stories that made today’s China.