China undoubtedly has one of the most complex histories of any country in the world, emerging from ancient dynasties to dictatorships to a Republic that is still bogged down with censorship laws and policies on childbirth. This series tells the story of the world's newest superpower, exploring the stories, people, culture and landscapes that have helped create its character over 4,000 years. It begins by looking at ancestry, one of the great themes of Chinese history, and investigates China's greatest archaeological discovery, the Oracle Bones, which reveal fascinating clues about the first great dynasty - the Shang.