The Song Dynasty and the Golden Age of China
Michael Wood reviews China's golden age in The Story of China.
Wood notes that Keifeng became the largest city in the world and shows the vitality of that city in the famous The Qingming Scroll. Lamp lit streets, tea shops, book shops, restaurants, and music all characterized Kefeng in the ninth century.
Wood reviews inventions like movable type and the magnetic compass. You can watch or assign specific clips about these inventions at PBS Learning Media here.