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STORY OF CHINA

Get a Taste of the Good Life under the Ming Dynasty

  • Aired: 06/27/2017
  • 03:29
  • Rating: NR
Michael Wood visits Suzhou, "the Venice of China." Five hundred years ago during the Ming dynasty Suzhou was the symbol of China’s "Embarrassment of Riches." Staying in the house of a Ming merchant family, Michael explores China's new world of private wealth and fashion, when porcelain, lacquer making and silk weaving reached new heights to meet consumer demand.
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A weekend of shopping and sightseeing in Suzhou - the tourist capital of the Ming dynasty!
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