Rana Mitter tells the story of China's first and only female emperor.
Wu Zetian: The Female Emperor
Chiang Kai-Shek and Soong Meiling: Asian Power Couple
The power couple who reunited China and nearly lost it to Japan.
Kumarajiva: Translator Monk
The translator and Buddhist monk whose words are chanted daily by millions of Chinese.
Matteo Ricci: Jesuit and Geometrist
The Jesuit who brought together Renaissance Europe and Ming China through geometry.
Ding Ling: Sophie, Sensation and Sex
Rana Mitter on the life of one of China's most important feminist authors.
Sima Qian: Grand Historian
The historian who spoke the truth to the emperor and suffered for it.
Kublai Khan: Cosmopolitan Conqueror
The Mongol head of a dynasty that both occupied China and connected it to a wider world.
Confucius: Becoming the Sage
The smiling philosopher who is perhaps the most famous Chinese person in history.
Li Qingzhao: Patriotic Poet
The woman remembered today as one of the great poets of Chinese history.
River Elegy: River and Ocean
River Elegy was a pioneering TV documentary series, one of the most watched in history.
Zheng He: The Admiral Goes to Africa
The Muslim sailor whose epic maritime voyages created new routes for trade and influence.
Robert Hart: Chinese Customs
The influential Ulsterman who became a servant of the Chinese emperors.
Lu Xun: Compassionate Cynic
A writer still read by every Chinese pupil and considered China's greatest modern author.
Wang Jingwei: Revolutionary Renegade
The man who saw himself as a patriot, but is remembered as one of China's worst traitors.
Hong Xiuquan v Zeng Guofan: The Duellists
The rebel leader of the Taiping and his nemesis.
Cixi: Ambivalent Empress
The empress dowager who tried - and failed - to reform.
Factory Girls: Modern Girls, Modern Dreams
The hard-working, hard-living factory girls behind China's industrial revolution.
Mao Zedong: The Man Who Made Modern China
The Communist leader who changed his country forever.
Bruce Lee: Screen Warrior
The fastest pair of fists in East Asia and the first global Chinese film star.
Deng Xiaoping: Black Cat, Yellow Cat
The paramount leader who enabled China's economic miracle.
Portraits of remarkable individuals who have made China what it is today.
The challenge of electric charging infrastructure
We hear how many rural areas lack the infrastructure to charge electric cars
Dealing with Grief
How can we deal with the pain of losing someone?
Sarah Brett with reaction to today's televised Tory leadership debate.
Trump launches re-election campaign
He has promised a "wild" rally in Florida and spoke of planned mass deportations.
Senior Advisor to President Obama (2009-2017) - Valerie Jarrett
How will historians view the Obama legacy?