276 episodes

Since 2010, The China History Podcast, presented by Laszlo Montgomery presents almost 300 episodes of curated topics from China's antiquity to modern times.

The China History Podcast Laszlo Montgomery

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Since 2010, The China History Podcast, presented by Laszlo Montgomery presents almost 300 episodes of curated topics from China's antiquity to modern times.

    Ep. 292 | Olive Yang

    Ep. 292 | Olive Yang

    In this episode, Laszlo introduces the story of Olive Yang, 杨金秀. She was a Kokang Chinese born and raised around the border region of Myanmar and China. Her story took place in the Shan State of Myanmar. Though she was not someone of great historical impact on the times she lived in, she was part of a lot of the drama happening around her. She mixed with many interesting parties from the 1950s to the 1980s. This included Kokang royalty, KMT remnant armies, the CIA, and drug lords.
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    • 36 min
    Special Episode | Lu Xun Introduction from The Chinese Literature Podcast

    Special Episode | Lu Xun Introduction from The Chinese Literature Podcast

    Lu Xun's been on the long list of future topics since 2010 and I still haven't gotten to him. Why wait for me? Lee and Rob Moore of the Chinese Literature Podcast just launched a multi-episode series on the life and literary works of Lu Xun. Here is the introductory episode from Lee and Rob. You can listen to all the episodes of this guaranteed hit series at the Chinese Literature Podcast. See links below
    The Official CLP Website
    https://www.chineseliteraturepodcast.com/
    CLP on Apple
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chinese-literature-podcast/id1102235260
    CLP on Spotify
    https://open.spotify.com/show/6ENZeuSqIjJwqVuYD5qiWp
    CLP on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/chinlitpod
    CLP New YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2mr2HX2ZJl2bH5DFndD5TA


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    • 20 min
    Ep. 291 | The History of Hainan (Part 2)

    Ep. 291 | The History of Hainan (Part 2)

    This is the second part of a brief overview of Hainan history with special guest Professor Jeremy Murray. In this episode, Laszlo and Dr. Murray discuss Hainan history during the Qing, Republican, and PRC eras with some discussion of Hainanese culture.
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    • 44 min
    Ep. 290 | The History of Hainan (Part 1)

    Ep. 290 | The History of Hainan (Part 1)

    Laszlo welcomes California State University professor Dr. Jeremy Murray onto the CHP to help introduce the history of Hainan. In this Part 1 episode, they discuss the Hainan history timeline up to the end of the Ming Dynasty.
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    • 38 min
    Ep. 289 | China's Himmler, Dai Li (Part 3)

    Ep. 289 | China's Himmler, Dai Li (Part 3)

    We continue with the conclusion of this series that looks at the life and times of Chiang Kai-shek's Spymaster, Dai Li, and his eight-year reign of terror. After being dealt a heavy blow in the Yan Baohang and Zhang Shuping spy cases, Dai found himself back on his heels with a legion of haters trying to tear him down.
    But it's always darkest before the dawn. And after Pearl Harbor and the sudden proliferation of Americans in Chongqing and other parts of China, opportunity knocked on Dai Li's door. SACO is born after Dai Li and Milton Miles meet and begin to discuss cooperating against the Japanese in China. It won't be long after SACO is operational that Dai uses the resources of the organization to also go after his and the KMT's political enemies, the CCP most of all.
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    • 43 min
    Ep. 288 | China's Himmler, Dai Li (Part 2)

    Ep. 288 | China's Himmler, Dai Li (Part 2)

    The tale of Dai Li continues beginning with the passing of Sun Yat-sen in March 1926 and the rise of Chiang Kai-shek. The dreaded Blue Shirts are introduced along with Dai Li's rise up the ladder hanging on the coattails of Chiang. He demonstrates his undying loyalty to the Generalissimo during the Xian Incident and sets up the organization that made him famous, the innocuous-sounding Bureau of Investigation and Statistics, a.k.a. The Juntong. We finish off the episode with Dai uncovering a devastating Communist-led spy ring operating inside the sanctum sanctorum of his organization.
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
106 Ratings

106 Ratings

GreatScottItsHistory ,

One of my favourite podcasts

I’ve been listening for almost a decade now and this podcast has been constantly excellent. Lazlo has in depth research and delivers the information he’s found in an entertaining way

RE from Vancouver, BC ,

Almost caught up with this amazing series

Laszlo is a great researcher and narrator. He keeps things casual so that the podcast is easy to listen to, but fills each with interesting stories and details. It is clear that he is passionate about the topic. I started about 6 years after the podcast and have almost caught up. If you want a dull chronological version of history, this probably isn't for you, but if you enjoy a surprise, a tease and jumping back and forth through the ages, he will keep you engaged. He does have a significant American perspective in some of the topics selected, but this is the narrators perogative and it isn't so strong that it detracts from the series. I keep listening for a political bias, but either I am deaf to it or Laszlo mostly manages to avoid the ideological traps and focus on the best history he can gather with all the wrinkles and intrigued that comes along with it. If you have a keen interest in getting a sense of China, this is a great resource.

Savio from Canada ,

Great podcast on China

After discovering this podcast a couple of years ago, it’s taking me awhile to get caught up. Since I grew up in Hong Kong, I’ve a small degree of exposure to Chinese history. I’ve heard much from listening to Laszio Montgomery’s explaining and dissecting a wide range of topics related to Chinese history. Recently, I re-listened the masterful 8-part series on Cultural Revolution. Well Done, Mr. Montgomery.

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