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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.

The History of China Eric Andresen

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    • 4.5 • 33 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 27 min
    036 - Sima Qian, Buddhism, and Standardized Tests

    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.

    • 28 min
    035 - The End of Emperor Wu

    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!

    • 28 min
    034 - Han Supernova

    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.

    • 34 min
    033 - SUPPLEMENTAL: The Huns

    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.

    • 38 min
    032 - The Han-Xiongnu War Pt. II (Mobei)

    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.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

moonbunnybaby ,

Thank you

Very nice chronological overview of Ancient Chinese history. Host is engaging and funny.

dharmabuming ,

Excellent offering

Aloha All,
This young man does a fine job & I enjoy his presentation!
Continue the fine work!
Mark RN retired Maui, Hawaii

Mssspell ,

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.

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