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.
Ep17 Painting the Tang
The Tang preference for realism in their paintings.
Ep16 The Calligraphic Stars of the Tang
A look at the amazing calligraphy of the Tang which is seen as a highlight of this fabulous dynasty.
Ep15 The Rise and Rise of Buddhism in Tang China
The role of Buddhism on the development of China during the Tang Dynasty, and the key figures who raised this religion to new heights.
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 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.