fri12apr6:00 pmfri7:15 pmMichael WoodIn the Footsteps of Du Fu: China’s Greatest Poet


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Join acclaimed historian and broadcaster Michael Wood for a dazzling journey across today’s China and back into the ancient world of the Tang Dynasty in the footsteps of the 8th century politician, poet and courtier Du Fu. Celebrated as China’s greatest poet, he travelled across the Tang Empire living an eventful life of highs and lows at the heart of the magnificent royal court. Witnessing war, famine and upheaval, he experienced one of the most riveting periods of China’s history.

Michael Wood’s classic BBC TV documentaries and books, including In Search of the Dark Ages and The Story of China, were groundbreaking and game-changing. There’s no one better to take us on a fascinating and hugely enjoyable journey along the rivers, through the cities and into the courts of a lost Chinese Empire.

Superb. Beautifully written and thoroughly researched.
– John Simpson BBC World Affairs Editor writing in The Guardian


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