Tuesdays, June 27-27 at 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | PBS offers an unprecedented, six-part series exploring the 4,000-year history of China, home to more than a billion people and an emerging global superpower.
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.
Produced by Maya Vision International, THE STORY OF CHINA takes viewers on an amazing journey deep into China’s breathtaking landscapes to find the people and stories that have helped create China’s distinctive character and genius for more than four millennia. Wood treks through the deserts of the Silk Road, visiting the ancient cities of Luoyang and Kaifeng, and to the modern metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai. This is China as rarely seen.
Part 1 | Ancestors | Tuesday, June 20 at 8 p.m.
Join Wood and go back to the beginnings of Chinese history to find clues to China today.
Part 2 | Silk Roads and China Ships | Tuesday, June 20 at 9 p.m.
Travel the Silk Road with Michael Wood to learn the story of China’s brilliant Tang dynasty.
Part 3 | Golden Age | Tuesday, June 27 at 8 p.m.
Hear the gripping tale of China’s most brilliant dynasty, the Song.
Part 4 | The Ming | Tuesday, June 27 at 9 p.m.
View the splendors of the age of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Part 5 | The Last Empire | Tuesday, July 11 8 p.m.
Discover the splendors of the Qing Dynasty, China’s last imperial golden age.
Part 6 | The Age of Revolution | Tuesday, July 11 at 9 p.m.
Survey China’s Age of Revolution: the end of the empire and birth of the new China.