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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.

The China History Podcast Laszlo Montgomery

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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-241-Kawashima Yoshiko Part 1

    CHP-241-Kawashima Yoshiko Part 1

    We leave the warlords behind but not the time period. This time, in this first of a three part series, we examine the strange and tragic life of Kawashima Yoshiko. Born a princess in the Manchu Qing royal family, she went on to have quite an extraordinary life. In this Part 1 episode we'll look at her early days and rehash some old Qing Dynasty history from the 17th century

    • 28 min
    CHP-240-The Warlord Era Part 10

    CHP-240-The Warlord Era Part 10

    In this concluding episode we close the book on this China Warlord Era overview that began in 1916 and lingered on and on until 1930.  By the time it was over Japan was on the cusp on their invasion of Manchuria plunging China into another national crisis.  In Part Ten we'll look at Zhang Zongchang's Warlord Rebellion in Northeast Shandong and a special focus on Liu Zhennian, the Red Spears and the Central Plains War.

    • 41 min
    CHP-239-The Warlord Era Part 9

    CHP-239-The Warlord Era Part 9

    As the Northern Expedition ramps up and the Warlord Era starts to wind down, there's still plenty of action and violence to go around. In this episode we look at the events following the Shanghai Massacre when Chiang and his "ally" Wang Jingwei take the fight to Zhang Zuolin's northern warlord alliance. The Manchurian Warlords meets his end in this episode. We'll finish off the series next time in Part 10.

    • 29 min
    CHP-238-The Warlord Era Part 8

    CHP-238-The Warlord Era Part 8

    Part 8 in this series first presents a brief overview of "The Model Governor" Yan Xishan and his home province of Shanxi. After some daring moves on Chiang Kai-shek's part, he bests his opponents and takes control of the KMT and the National Revolutionary Army. Under his command, Chiang launches the Northern Expedition. This episode will focus on the fateful years of 1926-1927.

    • 32 min
    CHP-237-The Warlord Era Part 7

    CHP-237-The Warlord Era Part 7

    In this Part 7 episode, the decade of battling warlords is coming to an end.  Anhui and Zhili, then Zhili and Fengtian...and then Zhili and Fengtian again...The last of these series of clashes between warlords contending for supremacy in China will be the Anti-Fengtian War (covered in this very episode).  After 1925 everyone had had enough with these military governors.  Was anyone going to step up and take them on and deal with the warlords once and for all?  In these final years it won't be warlords fighting each other as much as they will be fighting for their own survival.

    • 28 min
    CHP-236-The Warlord Era Part 6

    CHP-236-The Warlord Era Part 6

    Things were looking on the up and up for Wu Peifu after his defeat of Zhang Zuolin in the First Zhili-Fengtian War. In this episode we look at the years 1922-24 and the Second Zhili-Fengtian War.  And you can't talk about the Second Zhiuli-Fengtian War without also mentioning the Jiangsu-Zhejiang War. The Christian Warlord Feng Yuxiang is featured in this episode.  Besides the old stalwarts, also mentioned in this episode will be Lu Yongxiang, Qi Xieyuan, Sun Chuanfang and Zhang Zongchang. Still have a few more major warlords to go before we come to the end of this tale.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Fei Ge Pai!!! ,

Simply the best... better than all the rest!

Sure, I’m quoting Tina Turner in a review of a China History podcast, but I’m sure she has high standards these days, as does Laszlo. Having been a China history buff for years, and having lived there for a while, I find This podcast to be on the money when it comes to China. Choices of topics are relevant and the narration style is light,.. which makes it enjoyable to follow.

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Best Chinese History Podcast

After traveling to China and learning Chinese for several years I have finally found something that can teach me Chinese history and China’s cultural background in a comprehensible and fun way! This podcast is awesome! Thank you so much for all of work!

nathan_zh ,

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I found myself immersed in this podcast from the first episode. Easy to understand and full of information for both beginners and seasoned Chinese history scholars. I have studied Chinese history for more than 20 yrs and still find this channel super educational. Thank you very much, Laszlo!

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