The transformation of China into a global superpower raises some of the most challenging questions of our time. In this revealing series Niall Ferguson travels through the vast country to seek out the answers.
Will this turn out to be China’s century or will the Red Dragon crash and burn?
Niall Ferguson travels through this vast country to find out how a fifth of humanity can live under a Communist system of government with a capitalist economy when, according to all the laws of history, it should fall apart. Held together for more than 2000 years, firstly byimperial rule and now by an imperious Communist Party, what does China stand for?
Ferguson talks to the people who know – including its new billionaires, survivors of Chairman Mao’s regime, ardent young nationalists and those defending China’s rural poor.
Physicist and author Brian Greene, brings us a mind-blowing new exploration of space, time, and the very nature of reality.
Acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
A fresh perspective on the birth of civilisation in the Near and Middle East and its dynamic influence on the West.