Dorm Room History's Eric Andresen brings a new look to the history of China. A weekly show that traces China from the beginning to modern times.
037 - The 8 Year old & His Regent
Emperor Wu is gone and now his 8 year old son must become Emperor Zhao. But like all child emperors, a regent runs the government for him. This episode dives into the complex court drama that revolved around the regents and those around the young emperor. All that and more on this episode.
036 - Sima Qian, Buddhism, and Standardized Tests
With Emperor Wu and Sima Qian both gone, this episode dives into the prolific historian himself. Furthermore, we put Buddhism on our radar and end with a look into the beginnings of standardized testing. All that and more on this week's episode.
035 - The End of Emperor Wu
We finally reach the end of Emperor Wu's historic and historically long reign. More conquests, more policy questions, revolts, and....a big witch hunt - literally. All that and more on this week's episode!
034 - Han Supernova
This episode sees the Han Supernova....rapid expansion at never before seen rates. Also, we cover in any missing pieces that happened during, just before, and after the Han-Xiongnu War.
033 - SUPPLEMENTAL: The Huns
So, this is an unnumbered episode, a treat if you will. After finishing up the main part of the Han - Xiongnu War, what better way to cram a special episode than now. The Huns.
032 - The Han-Xiongnu War Pt. II (Mobei)
We are back, and this episode tackles effectively the end of the Han-Xiongnu war and the Battle of Mobei. This battle is one of the most incredible military encounters we have looked at so far, so you won't want to miss it. Also....the results here will create ripples that will be felt hundreds of years later...in the Roman Empire. All that and more.
Very nice chronological overview of Ancient Chinese history. Host is engaging and funny.
This young man does a fine job & I enjoy his presentation!
Continue the fine work!
Mark RN retired Maui, Hawaii
Worth a listen
I love history, but as an American, I don’t know much about early China. This balances learning with an easy, fun tone. It’s informative but not so technical that I feel bored or burned out on it. I’ve really enjoyed binging this series and I’m excited for new episodes to come out.