The Story Of China
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China is now a giant on the world stage, the country we all want to know more about. Following his highly praised BBC series, Michael Wood explores China’s rich history and draws on astounding new discoveries – correspondence from the Qin and Han dynasties; letters from soldiers in the real-life Terracotta Army; stories from Silk Road merchants; and diaries of emperors, poets and peasants – to illuminate the narrative of a 4000-year-old civilisation and the forces that have kept China together for so long. Taking in the great turning points in China’s modern history, Michael talks to Peter Frankopan about the events that lie behind its extraordinary rise today.