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Put down that lengthy history book spanning thousands of years and instead follow the “Makers and Shakers of Chinese History” podcast, which presents the biographies of 20 historic figures who shaped the course of ancient China. Meet the most renowned ancient Chinese rulers, ministers, thinkers, scientists, poets, and rebels, and find out how they continue to influence the Chinese to this day.
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Put down that lengthy history book spanning thousands of years and instead follow the “Makers and Shakers of Chinese History” podcast, which presents the biographies of 20 historic figures who shaped the course of ancient China. Meet the most renowned ancient Chinese rulers, ministers, thinkers, scientists, poets, and rebels, and find out how they continue to influence the Chinese to this day.
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    Yixin: The Inevitability of fate the tale of a prince

    Yixin: The Inevitability of fate the tale of a prince

    Yixin, later known as Prince Gong, had every quality to be an emperor and savior of the dynasty. But his emperor father chose his brother as the heir.
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    • 11 min
    Yongzheng: A rare 'Robin Hood' emperor

    Yongzheng: A rare 'Robin Hood' emperor

    Yongzheng was the fifth emperor of the Qing dynasty, who lived between 1678 and 1735. He was renowned for accomplishing several "firsts" in history for he was an innovator, always willing to try new things. He is also nicknamed as the Chinese founding father of cosplay.
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    • 9 min
    Hong Xiuquan: Rebel with & without a cause

    Hong Xiuquan: Rebel with & without a cause

    Meet the 'granddaddy of rebels' in China’s history.
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    • 12 min
    Emperor Chongzhen: An ambitious monarch in a failing empire

    Emperor Chongzhen: An ambitious monarch in a failing empire

    History has shown that being an emperor requires more than brains, blood, and bravery to move mountains and shift the heavens. Timing and a bit of luck must be factored in, as Emperor Chongzhen, the last ruler of the Ming Dynasty realized during his fateful reign.
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    • 11 min
    Xu Guangqi: History’s most preeminent Shanghainese

    Xu Guangqi: History’s most preeminent Shanghainese

    From military strategist and astronomer to agricultural scientist and mathematician, Xu Guangqi is one of the most talented Shanghainese from the past 400 years. He rose to one of the highest government positions in the Ming Dynasty, led the introduction of Western science and technology into China, and became one of the nation’s most influential Catholic converts in the 17th century. Let’s meet him.
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    • 10 min
    Zhu Yuanzhang: The ultimate rags to riches story of the true peasant emperor

    Zhu Yuanzhang: The ultimate rags to riches story of the true peasant emperor

    Need motivation to make a way out of no way? Well, this story’s for you. Rising from the humblest beginnings, Zhu Yuanzhang made it to become the first emperor of a dynastic monarchy that ruled ancient China for some 276 years. How on earth was he able to pull that off? What kind of emperor was he?
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    • 13 min

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