Q & A with Michael Wood

The Story of China covers thousands of years and you're making a 6 part series. How on earth do you decide what to include?

What would you like the audience to take away from the series?

What do you think is the most amazing aspect about China's history?

You join a gigantic gathering of the Qin family in central China. They told you they can trace their ancestry back 1000 years! Is this true?

What do you think we in the West need to understand about China?

Is there a lot of state control or suppression with regard to Chinese history?

Where would you recommend someone who's never visited China to go?

And finally, what's your favorite dish in China?