The Myth of the Origins of the Chinese People
Michael Wood joins a million pilgrims at a temple festival in the Chinese countryside to celebrate the myth of the mother-goddess Nüwa and her brother Fuxi, which has been handed down from prehistory. The people tell how the ancestors of the Chinese people Nüwa and Fuxi created humanity- by mixing their own blood with the yellow mud of the Yellow River!
Michael uncovers clues to China’s first dynasty, the Shang, in a traditional drug store.
A group of Korean scholars tell Michael why Confucius still matters so much today.
Michael Wood joins in the ancestral rituals with the Qin family of Wuxi.