The great Taiping Rebellion, the fall of the Empire and the rise of Mao.

The Age of Revolution Story of China

Premiered July 11, 2017
The Age of Revolution

Michael Wood visits Hong Kong's Peninsula Hotel, jewel of the Jazz age, and follows Mao on the Long March to Yan'an, the base of the communist revolution. He meets a survivor of the Japanese massacre of Nanjing, describes the communist victory, and ends with Mao's death and the boom time of the last thirty years. The series ends as it began at home with the warmth of the Chinese family.

About the Program

Story of China

Travel from the Silk Road to the Yellow Sea with host Michael Wood as he explores the history of the world’s newest superpower. A thrilling and moving epic of the world’s oldest continuous state with the landscapes, peoples, and stories that made today’s China.

Here’s your ticket to stream.

Exhausted your streaming options? GPB Passport is your ticket to adventure. Escape through Masterpiece, Nova, Nature and thousands of other public television programs. Click here and start streaming GPB Passport today!