239 episodes

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-248-The History of Xinjiang Part 5

    CHP-248-The History of Xinjiang Part 5

    The saga continues, and how exciting it's becoming! The Göktürks, the Sui Dynasty, Buddhism galore and lots of historic times to all starting to happen. In this Part 5 episode the plot thickens and Xinjiang is getting a facelift. In a few hundred years you will hardly recognize it.  

    • 31 min
    CHP-247-The History of Xinjiang Part 4

    CHP-247-The History of Xinjiang Part 4

    This episode we bid farewell to the Han Dynasty and hello to a long period of a disunited China. The states and kingdoms of the basins of Xinjiang catch a bit of a break. We take a quick look at a few of the kingdoms of the southern Tarim Basin as well as Turpan. And what episode would be complete without some nomadic bad guys causing the Chinese so much stress? We also look at the Rouran and the Hephthalites.

    • 34 min
    CHP-246-The History of Xinjiang Part 3

    CHP-246-The History of Xinjiang Part 3

    More Han Dynasty for you in this Part 3 episode with a special focus on the great diplomat and general Ban Chao.   Back in those Han Dynasty days Xinjiang was still considered very far away and not so easy to hold onto.  From the Han till the Tang, as Silk Road riches continue to grow along the trade routes, China will be in and out of the Western regions and face all kinds of competition for the great wealth contained within the Tarim and Turpan basins.

    • 34 min
    CHP-245-The History of Xinjiang Part 2

    CHP-245-The History of Xinjiang Part 2

    In this Part 2 episode we leave pre-history behind and look at Xinjiang's importance during the Qin and Han dynasties. Here is where the Han Chinese interaction with these lands far to the west began. Though a good portion of today's episode doesn't actually take place in Xinjiang, the story of the Yuezhi, Xiongnu, Zhang Qian and rise of Han Dynasty China is central to everything that follows later. 

    • 32 min
    CHP-244-The History of Xinjiang Part 1

    CHP-244-The History of Xinjiang Part 1

    In this CHP episode we start a new multi-part series that looks at the history of the land known today as Xinjiang. This series will cover about 4000 years of history starting in this episode with the Tarim Mummies.

    • 31 min
    CHP-243-Kawashima Yoshiko Part 3

    CHP-243-Kawashima Yoshiko Part 3

    In this final installment introducing the life and death of Kawashima Yoshiko we look at the last decade and a half of her strange and tragic life.  Last episode her star was on the rise.  But after 1933 it's one long slow steady decline into madness and despair. 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
748 Ratings

748 Ratings

Jordi Aran Mendez ,

Chinese - Korean relations episode?

Your work is amazing Laszlo zi!
An episode on the history of china and korea?
韩国 does the han from hanguk (korean) come from khan (mongol) or is the han of Hánguó related to the Hàn people of china? Hanja, hanzi...
Sorry I know nothing...about Korea even less.

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.

Tmoneyrawlings ,

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!

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