Michael Wood In the Footsteps of Du Fu
Du Fu (712-770) is one of China’s greatest poets. His career coincided with periods of famine, war and huge upheaval, yet his secular philosophical vision, combined with his empathy for the common folk of his nation, ensured that he soon became revered. Like Shakespeare or Dante, his poetry resonates in a timeless manner that ensures it is always relevant and offers something new to the modern generation. In a beautifully illustrated travelogue, the broadcaster and writer chronicles the life and work of one of the world's greatest poets.