This 2016 production is the best TV series on Chinese history from its beginning to the revolution in 1949.
Michael Wood has presented the major highlights of the beginning of Imperial China, the Tang, Song, Ming and Ching dynasties and the revolutions to 1949. The photography is superb. The music is exquisite. Not all dynasties are covered. The Han and Yuan dynasties are omitted, perhaps to keep within 2 discs. It is a pity.
This series is still illuminating to me considering that I have a considerable knowledge of Chinese history. A joy to see.