Carrie Gracie presents a series exploring ten great lives from Chinese history.
BBC Radio 4
10/10 People power has long been promised. With the internet, is it finally here?
9/10 The empire builder who thought he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ.
8/10 Class war in 11th century China: the rise and fall of a brilliant bureaucrat.
7/10 Liu Bei, the swashbuckling adventurer from ancient China.
6/10 History's verdict on the man who left the terracotta warriors and a mighty empire.
5/10 It is said that one sister loved money, one loved power and one loved her country.
4/10 Carrie Gracie explores why China's children still quote two drunkards from the 8th century
3/10 In a society built around ancestor worship, Carrie Gracie meets the ultimate ancestor.
2/10 How Kublai Khan, the man from Mongolia, beat the odds and conquered the south.
1/10 Death or castration: China's greatest historian Sima Qian faces a tough choice.