113 episodes

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

History of Southeast Asia Charles Kimball

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

    Episode 109: Thailand, the Game of Political Musical Chairs

    Episode 109: Thailand, the Game of Political Musical Chairs

    Today's episode covers Thailand, from 1976 to 2000. In the middle of the nineteenth century, modernization became the top priority of the Thai kingdom. While the Thais found it fairly easy to adopt new technology, they found it harder to switch from absolute monarchy to a more modern government, and they have been trying to do that since 1932. Listen in to find out if Thailand can get it right this time.

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    Episode 108: Laos, Feeling Good . . . And That's All

    Episode 108: Laos, Feeling Good . . . And That's All

    Here's a phrase I want you to remember: sabai di, pronounced "sa-bye dee." In the Thai and Lao languages it means "feel good." Just as Swahili speakers may say "hakuna matata" (no worries) when they are in a good mood, so the phrase sabai di summarizes the general mood in Laos. In fact, an old article from Time Magazine used the phrase to call Laos "The Land of Feeling Good." Now listen to the latest episode of the History of Southeast Asia Podcast as we finish up the historical narrative on Laos, looking at events in that country from 1975 to the present.

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    Episode 107: The Third Indochina War

    Episode 107: The Third Indochina War

    Spring is on the way! While you are waiting for the season to change, here is the next episode of the podcast. This episode looks at Vietnam from 1975 to 1986, and Cambodia from 1979 to 1989. During this time there were conflicts between Vietnam and the Khmer Rouge, and between Vietnam and China. Together we call these clashes the Third Indochina War, and because they were waged on a small scale, without big battles like those of the previous wars, they are almost forgotten today.

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    Episode 106: The Killing Fields of Democratic Kampuchea

    Episode 106: The Killing Fields of Democratic Kampuchea

    Here is the next episode at last! I couldn't go anywhere yesterday, because the area where I live is covered with ice and snow, so I finally had time to finish Episode 106. At the beginning of the episode, I will explain what kept me from finishing it at the beginning of February, as I had originally planned to do. Today the topic is Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, the grim period known as "the Pol Pot Terror" or "the Killing Fields." And because I was a teenager when these events were happening, I will tell you how they have affected me even to this day.

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    Episode 105: Malaysia, Another Success Story

    Episode 105: Malaysia, Another Success Story

    This episode completes the historical narrative for another Southeast Asian nation. Here we see Malaysia from 1970 to 2021. In fact, one of the events covered, the 1MDB scandal, blew up after I started recording this podcast. Although Malaysia is not as rich as Singapore or Brunei, it comes in a respectable third place, and here you will learn how they did it. 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 104: Singapore, Success Despite the Odds

    Episode 104: Singapore, Success Despite the Odds

    Although it has been said in many times and many ways, Happy New Year! To start the new year right, listen to the latest episode of the podcast, which covers the history of Singapore from 1965 to the present.

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    Singapore's government treats its subjects the way your parents treated you. You have been warned.

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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!

lesteradomolotov ,

Thank you for sharing !

Pretty comprehensive overview of our regional history. Painstaking research must have been undertaken. Thank you !

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