121 episodes

A history of the lands between India, China and Australia.

History of Southeast Asia Charles Kimball

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

A history of the lands between India, China and Australia.

    Episode 117: East Timor, the New Kid on the Block

    Episode 117: East Timor, the New Kid on the Block

    At last, after promising it for a long time, here is the episode on East Timor! Meet Southeast Asia's newest country.Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!Support this podcast! (https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=J93YZGZ2PKQTE)And here is the Podcast Hall of Fame page (http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/seasia/donors.html), to honor those who have donated already!Visit the Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/HistoryofSoutheastAsia) to become a long-term supporter of the podcast!

    • 36 min
    Episode 116: The Philippines Muddle Through

    Episode 116: The Philippines Muddle Through

    Sorry again for making you wait five weeks. As compensation, this episode is the longest I have recorded in the past year. Today we finish up the narrative on the Philippines, covering the recent history of those islands from 1992 to the present. Overall it has been an up-and-down experience for Filipinos; from my point of view, life is getting better for them, but they still have a long way to go, before they can claim to be as successful as some of their neighbors.Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!Support this podcast! (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=gAQt16CR4UVaJHO_5-6Mm8DYux1VczBzxxO3PEBUihfWy2uBqzlJzWfPuU0YvzmHGnIip-l5XYOmvmGN)And here is the Podcast Hall of Fame page (http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/seasia/donors.html), to honor those who have donated already!Visit the Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/HistoryofSoutheastAsia) to become a long-term supporter of the podcast!

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 115: A New Beginning for Indonesia

    Episode 115: A New Beginning for Indonesia

    This episode of the podcast is the last one planned for Indonesia. Here we look at events in the world's largest archipelago, from 1998 to the present. Listen and you will understand what is going on in a large nation that often does not get much attention in the outside world. Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!Support this podcast! (https://www.paypal.com/donate?token=gAQt16CR4UVaJHO_5-6Mm8DYux1VczBzxxO3PEBUihfWy2uBqzlJzWfPuU0YvzmHGnIip-l5XYOmvmGN) And here is the Podcast Hall of Fame page (http://xenohistorian.faithweb.com/seasia/donors.html), to honor those who have donated already! Visit the Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/HistoryofSoutheastAsia) to become a long-term supporter of the podcast!

    • 53 min
    Episode 114: Cambodia, a Rocky Road to Recovery

    Episode 114: Cambodia, a Rocky Road to Recovery

    This episode of the podcast covers Cambodia, from 1989 to the present. As you can guess from the title, it's mainly a story of how Cambodia has recovered from all the awful things that happened to it in the twentieth century.

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    Episode 113: Vietnam, the Phoenix of Asia

    Episode 113: Vietnam, the Phoenix of Asia

    Today we finish up the podcast's narrative about Vietnam. This time it won't be war stories, but the story of how Vietnam recovered from the wars it suffered in the twentieth century, and how it has become the exciting, growing country that visitors see today. Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!
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    Episode 112: Yesterday's Burma, Today's Myanmar

    Episode 112: Yesterday's Burma, Today's Myanmar

    All right, Episode 112 of the podcast is now available! Today we pay another visit to Burma, to look at what happened from late 1988 to 2011. To start with, from this time onward, the country will usually be called Myanmar. During this period, the military is still in charge, and while the generals aren't as eccentric as Ne Win, the general who ran the show in Episode 101, they pull one crazy stunt: a new capital city is built from scratch, and the government is suddenly ordered to move to it, without previous warning. Also, we see Aung San Suu Kyi become a heroine in the eyes of the outside world, as she resists the generals. Finally, hear how a handful of Burmese discover punk rock, and use it as another way to express political opposition. (https://scontent.flex2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-0/p180x540/206049432_2883399068588860_5987688389431700294_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=uFqRcQIBaKAAX_5LYho&tn=-PDisxrLljydqhJY&_nc_ht=scontent.flex2-1.fna&tp=6&oh=6103826389e0b5898f537e317bce0bad&oe=60DCDF67) Here is the 2012 National Geographic photo mentioned in the episode. It shows an improbable couple, a punk and a monk, getting along fine on the streets of Yangon. Do you think you would like to become a podcaster on Blubrry? Click here for the details on joining. (http://create.blubrry.com/resources/podcast-media-hosting/?code=HSEASIA) Enter my promo code, HSEASIA, to let them know I sent you, and you will get the first month's hosting for free!
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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

CharZhao ,

Powerful Resource

You don't see much content on the History of Southeast asia. There aren't many documentaries on it as the Roman Empire, and so having a podcast like this by Charles is a godsend! Very well researched, presented, and narrated. Definitely combines entertainment with learning!

Tiseyebreye ,

History of South East Asia

I started with this series about 6 months ago and have become increasingly engrossed. It is thoroughly prepared, well written and Charles Kimball`s presentation makes it really listenable and enjoyable. Not many history podcasts have been capable of holding my interest as well as this one does. I expect the quality will remain high as the narrative moves into the 1950s and beyond

Crispusnashin ,

Not just a podcast, an impressive work in its own right.

This is an incredibly well researched resource which weaves together a complex narrative and delivers it extremely well. Written histories of SEA can be very difficult to ‘get into’ but Charles Kimball brings it to life.

While it undoubtedly deserves to be listened to in sequence, it is more than possible to jump to your country/event/time period of interest and pick up on the story. Charles takes care to refer listeners back to previous episodes for important background in case they missed it, or want to refresh their memory.

At the time of writing this review we are just entering the Vietnam war era and I for one am really looking forward to Charles’s narrative on the Second and Third Indochina wars. In particular I am looking forward to his take on the secret wars in Laos and Cambodia.

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