Exploring the history and charm of one of China’s most fascinating dynasties. Meeting its rulers, artists, poets and people in the streets. Discovering its artistic, social and scientific treasures that have shaped the way we all live today.
Ep25 The legacy of the Song Dynasty
Why the Song Dynasty is so important to our lives today.
Ep24 The gardens of the Song
Why the great outdoors was so important to the people of the Song Dynasty.
Ep23 The Literati - the Song 'party animals'
Discovering the social lives of the Song Dynasty Literati.
Ep22 Song Ci from the heart
How Song Ci gives us an insight into the loves and lives of the people of the Song Dynasty.
Ep21 The Songs that made the Song people sing
Introducing the Song Ci - the popular sung poetry of the Song Dynasty.
Ep20 The Famous Five
The great kilns of the Song Dynasty and how their products were used.