Rana Mitter on the life of one of China's most important feminist authors.
Ding Ling: Sophie, Sensation and Sex
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.
Sword to Pen: Redcoat and the rise of the military memoir
Emma Butcher on the publishing phenomenon that was the traumatised Napoleonic Redcoat.
All Shook Up
Joe Lindsay takes a trip through six decades of music.
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
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?