S1 E5: The Last Empire

Aired: 7/10/2017 | 0:55:48 | Expires: 7/11/2027 | Episode
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.