Michael Wood tells the dramatic story of China’s final empire, the Qing. In the 18th century China was the most important financial system on the planet, and with that prosperity got here a fabulously wealthy tradition. From China’s favorite novel, to opera and storytelling homes, and all-women’s mosques, it is an age stuffed with surprises. But then got here the fateful conflict with the British within the First Opium War, the start of the top of the empire.
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