THE STORY OF CHINA

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

7.30PM, SBS

China is a mys­tery to most West­ern­ers so all credit to Michael Wood for us­ing this six-part se­ries to try to un­ravel the enigma. In this sec­ond episode, Wood trav­els the Silk Road from Cen­tral Asia to In­dia to show how the world opened up to China un­der the Tang Dy­nasty. Bud­dhism, silk and tea flour­ished be­cause of trade. Next, Wood in­ves­ti­gates poet Du Fu who is con­sid­ered the Chi­nese Shake­speare.

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