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Story of China

The Ming

Episode 4 | 56m 48s | WETA Passport

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In Nanjing Michael Wood sees the building of a huge replica of a Ming ocean-going junk. In Suzhou the 'Venice of China', he explores the silk industry, ceramics and lacquer-making, and visits one of China's most beautiful gardens. Then in Macao, the arrival of Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci begins China's fateful modern exchanges with the West.

Aired: 06/27/17 | Expires: 06/27/27 | Rating: TV-PG

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