128 episodes

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

History of Southeast Asia Charles Kimball

    • History
    • 4.5 • 21 Ratings

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

    Episode 124: Another Look at Bali

    Episode 124: Another Look at Bali

    One of my listeners requested I give equal time to eastern Indonesia, because in the past when I talked about this vast island nation, I concentrated on the big western islands: Java, Sumatra and Borneo. Well, it turns out I'm going to need more than one episode to fulfill that request, so here's the first part in a mini-series on eastern Indonesia. Today we will look at the "Island of the Gods," Bali.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!

    • 39 min
    Episode 123: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    Episode 123: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

    Thank you for your patience! This shows that despite all the little things life has thrown at me since the last episode, I was able to get another one done. Today's episode covers another topic that a listener requested, an in-depth look at ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Again, listen and enjoy!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!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 122: The Boat People

    Episode 122: The Boat People

    This is the first episode I promised on special topics that were overlooked when we were going through the historical narrative, in previous episodes. Today we have an in-depth look at the Boat People, the refugees who fled Vietnam in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Listen and enjoy!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!

    • 49 min
    Episode 121: Question and Answer Session 5

    Episode 121: Question and Answer Session 5

    As promised, here is the newest episode! Today I answer the eleven questions I didn't have time for in the previous episode.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!

    • 55 min
    Episode 120: Question and Answer Session 4

    Episode 120: Question and Answer Session 4

    Okay, I am back at last! The previous episode of the podcast completed our historical narrative of Southeast Asia. Now for today's episode, I will start answering the questions you have sent me over the past two months. In fact, you sent me so many questions that I will answer some of them in the next episode as well. But I don't mind; thank you for your enthusiastic response!Oh, and one other thing. I got an email from one listener who said the volume on the podcast was too loud. I thought the sound was all right, because no one mentioned it in the past, and when I listen to my own recordings, I don't have to turn the volume almost all the way up, as is the case with some other podcasts. Therefore, with the software I use for the recording, I turned down the microphone volume, from 86 to 70 percent. Drop me a line if you feel strongly about the change, whether you like it or not. And like always, listen and enjoy! 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!

    • 43 min
    Episode 119: The Unconquered Kingdom, One More Time

    Episode 119: The Unconquered Kingdom, One More Time

    To all the listeners of this podcast, I want to thank you for your patience.  I actually started to record this in the third week of January (there is a reference to January early in the episode), but the work was interrupted more than once, for more than a day each time.  Now at last, it is finished and good to go.  This time we finish the series of episodes on recent Southeast Asian history, by looking at events in Thailand, from 2001 to the present.  At the end I tell you about a new icon to give special recognition to the show's donors, and remind you that the next episode will feature your questions.  February is a short month, so if you have any questions, send them to me 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!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!

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

bimmerhead2000 ,

Great content.

Thanks for making Southeast Asian history interesting and easy to digest. I have a better appreciation for the history, it’s geopolitical situation today, and how a nation’s memory of the past affects its decisions today in trade and politics. I especially appreciate your efforts in clearing up self serving version of history that we grew up hearing and learning. Asia didn’t need to be discovered by the West, Becos it was already there and had advanced societies, art and culture that rivaled Europe’s. Far from being backwards, SEA has gone thru a long history of migration and evolution, it’s peoples and culture intertwined. And one cannot understand todays geopolitics without understanding the past. Thanks Charles for sharing your knowledge and research so generously and honestly. I hope more people listen to your podcast to better understand our region and how our various cultures intertwine. And instead of glorifying what foreign powers are doing in our region, understand why our history gives us pause of “nice entreaties”, and take a balanced view of what’s playing out. SEA nations have obviously gone down this path before from the 14th century to the 20th, and do not want a repeat of history in the 21st century. Great stuff and keep it coming. Will do my part to keep the lights on.

rupertg1991 ,

Really thorough and well explained topics!

Hi Charles! Have just discovered your huge podcast collection - really fascinating and well put together - will try and catch up, although will take a while!

攀猪猪 ,

Great history podcast

Hi Charles, thank you so much for this podcast. I am a Chinese national living in Singapore and i have always been curious to learn about the History of Southeast Asia, especially that I have been living here for 10 year and travelled quite a lot in this region. My perception has also changed a lot since, I start to understand that Southeast Asians are not made up of an uniform racial/cultural group but consists of people with very diverse background and interesting history. Each of their story is worth listening to. This podcast is really informative and engaging at the same time. Though sometimes it is hard to imagine the past glories of places when I visit places like Malaka, Penang, Banda Aceh, Jakarta nowadays (most of the relics are either destroyed or have lost its importance), this podcast adds very interesting perspectives to understand the past and current national/racial narratives of the region. I definitely feel more attached this region and wish to travel even more. Really a big thank to you!

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