Exploring the history and charm of the Tang Dynasty, and attempting to discover how, at its height, it became possibly the most prosperous, inter-connected and innovative country in the world, with a rich and influential legacy that survives even to this day.
Ep14 Tang Music Turns Inwards
How the decline and eventual fall of the Dynasty was reflected in its music.
Ep13 Tang Music in Action
How guiding imperial hands to can influence the development of the arts for generations to come.
Ep12 The Tang Musical Extravaganzas
The changing musical tastes of the Tang Dynasty, which at one point would have put Hollywood musicals to shame.
Ep11 Tang Poetry Technique
Understanding the lives of the Tang poets great and small, and learning how life was not always glamorous and successful.
Ep10 The Poetry of the Tang
Introducing the poetry of the Tang, and discovering how it evolved over the three hundred year life of the Dynasty.
Ep9 The Assimilation of the Hu
Discovering how the great fusion of peoples during the Tang Dynasty set the scene for modern China’s ethnic and cultural diversity.