Story of China

The Last Empire

Episode 5 | 55m 48s

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.

Aired: 07/11/17

Expired: 05/31/18

Rating: TV-PG

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