East and West - where does the power lie? Where does the future lie? How does China fit into the world? These were the questions that a young merchant from Venice was asking when he set out to discover the unknown East. His story, related in The Travels of Marco Polo , described a new world that the West had little knowledge of and shaped how the West viewed the East ever since. Now, those questions about China seem relevant again. What would Marco Polo's journey look like today?
A contemporary retracing of Marco Polo's 13th century journey, exploring the world he witnessed and contemplating East and West today - people, places, power and perceptions.