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The Art of China
From exquisitely detailed porcelain vases and delicately inked scrolls to the powerful imagery of Communist-era paintings, China's art has expressed the spirit of the Chinese people - their hopes and fears - for over 4,000 years. In this three-part series, Andrew Graham-Dixon travels throughout the country, exploring the historical context of Chinese art and revealing the meaning behind its mythical beasts, magical landscapes and imperial splendour.

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Episodes
Ep 1
Art of China; The
Watch December 13, 9:00pm
Ep 2
Art of China; The
Watch December 20, 9:00pm
Ep 3
Art of China; The
Watch December 27, 9:00pm
Art of China; The
Historian Andrew Graham-Dixon shares recent discoveries of ancient Chinese art including an extraordinary collection of alien-like bronze masks and the tomb of a warrior empress that holds the origins of calligraphy. (1 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Dec 13, 9:00pm
Thu Dec 14, 1:00am
Art of China; The
Andrew Graham-Dixon travels to the Yellow Mountains in southern China to understand the power of Chinese landscape painting. He then examines the period from the 10th to the 15th century, from the Song to the Ming dynasties - the golden age of art in China. (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Dec 20, 9:00pm
Thu Dec 21, 1:00am
Art of China; The
Andrew Graham-Dixon charts the journey from imperial to modern - the glorious rise and calamitous fall of China's last dynasty. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Wed Dec 27, 9:00pm
Thu Dec 28, 1:00am
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