Power Politics in the Ming Dynasty
Harvard University's Dr. Lik Hang Tsui tells the tale of the third emperor of the Ming dynasty, the ruthless Yongle who kills his nephew to take power. In a purge of his enemies, a loyal minister speaks out and receives the cruelest punishment: Death by ten degrees.
Yongle moves the capital north to Beijing and builds the Forbidden City.
Michael Wood tells the tale of Admiral Zheng He’s voyages before Columbus.
A weekend of shopping and sightseeing in Suzhou - the tourist capital of the Ming dynasty!
In 1582, Matteo Ricci arrives in Macao, hoping to convert China to Christianity.