Since 2010, The China History Podcast, presented by Laszlo Montgomery presents over two hundred episodes of curated topics from China's antiquity to modern times.
CHP-261-The History of the Thai Chinese Part 3
In this 261st CHP episode we'll take the Thai Chinese history a little further up the timeline to the Thonburi Kingdom of Taksin the Great and into the Chakri Dynasty with King Rama I. After shaking things up profoundly in China, the Age of Imperialism will now come knocking on Siam's door. As before and in the years to follow, Siam's ethnic Chinese proved to be a formidable force in keeping the ship of state afloat and prospering while colonialism raged across Southeast Asia.
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CHP-260-The History of the Thai Chinese Part 2
More 18th century Thai history. King Phetracha to the end of the Ayudhya Kingdom. The ethnic Chinese contribution to building the foundation of the Thai economy is legendary. Here's where it all began. During this period China, ruled by the Manchu Qing emperors was on a major roll and Ayudhyan kings were anxious to be friends with Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. Having the Thai-Chinese around came in handy in a very big way.
CHP-259-The History of the Thai Chinese Part 1
In a new series that may or may not take us to the end of 2020, Laszlo looks at the great Kingdom of Thailand and the history of the Chinese immigrants who decided to call that place home. In this Part 1 episode of the new series we'll focus on the goings on in the Chinese community during the Ayudhya Kingdom (1350-1767) up to the time of King Phetracha.
In this 258th CHP episode, just in time for the guaranteed blockbuster animated movie “Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification” Laszlo brings you an overview of this hero and strategist from ancient Chinese history. Jiang Ziya’s story takes place during the waning years of the Shang and the founding of the Zhou Dynasty. For non-Chinese speakers, try not to get tripped up with King Zhòu Xīn of the Shang and the Kings Wen, Wu and Duke of the House of Zhōu.
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CHP-257-Emily "Mickey" Hahn
Not to be confused with the Emily Hahn, the voice of Bonnie in Toy Story 3 who got to live happily ever after with Woody and Buzz, Emily Mickey Hahn (1905-1997) was a woman who lived a long and interesting life. Her writings from her years in China from 1935 to 1943 and the dispatches she sent back to the The New Yorker Magazine were essential reading for those hungry to learn about China during a time when the world was becoming smaller and more dangerous. She experienced first hand the desolation and ravages of Japanese invasion and occupation. Besides her journalistic contributions to early American understanding of China, she was an early feminist patron saint, living life to its fullest and ignoring the conventions of her day that still demanded women know their place.
With the Xinjiang series behind us, we look at a tragic event from modern Chinese-American history that happened almost four decades ago. The person we will focus on today, Vincent Chin, was living in Detroit, working as a draftsman and was soon to be married. But then on June 19, 1982 his life took a violent and tragic turn. This story from history concerns the life of Vincent Chin whose death inspired a movement.
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One of the best podcasts out there!
I’m living in China for 11 years you made me fell Involve again and appreciate it all over again...
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I recently discovered this podcast and have so far listened to the series on Sino-Vietnamese relations and Chinese philosophy. Both were brilliant as regards content, but with podcasts, content alone is not enough to really feel at home in that wonderful little triangular audio universe formed by you, your headphones and the host. Luckily this Californian (I assume) host, with the excellent name of Laszlo (which, happily, always makes me think of Troy McClure stumbling upon the Laszlo Panaflex star on Hollywood Boulevard) strikes the perfect balance between seriousness, depth of coverage, irreverence, occasional forays into sundry accents which are not his own ('me hearties'), and concision. Being a linguist, I'm awaiting the twenty-part series on the historical development of Old and Middle Chinese into Early Mandarin with baited breath (joke...OK, semi-joke).
Essential listening – highly recommended!
A brilliant contribution of lasting value to our collective understanding.