THE STORY OF CHINA
7. 3 0PM, S BS 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. ade. Next, Wood investigates poet Du Fu who is considered the Chinese Shakespeare.