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The Last Empire

  • Aired: 07/11/2017
  • 55:48
  • Expires: 08/08/2017
  • Rating: TV-PG
In the 18th century China was the biggest economy in the world, and with that prosperity came a fabulously rich culture. From China's favourite novel, to opera and storytelling houses, and all-women's mosques, it's an age full of surprises. But then came the fateful clash with the British in the First Opium War, the beginning of the end of the empire.
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The Last Empire
Michael Wood tells the dramatic tale of China's last empire, the Qing.
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