Illustrated with dazzling clips from his recent series, acclaimed historian and film maker Michael Wood takes us on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create Chinaâ€™s distinctive character and genius over four thousand years. Journeying along the Silk Route, down the Grand Canal and across the plain of the Yellow River, where Chinese civilisation began. Michael will discuss some of the great themes in Chinese history which continue to mould Chinaâ€™s vision of the world today. Michael Wood is the author of many bestselling books and well over one hundred documentary films. He recently received the British Academy Presidentâ€™s Medal for services to history and outreach.