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A journey through the 5000 years of history documented by one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations.

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    #203 - Yuan 16: The White Hare's Curse

    #203 - Yuan 16: The White Hare's Curse

    "The list of their disasters was much lengthened [...] and whenever they tried to force a way into the borders of the empire, they were beaten back. They were once more confined to the great desert, whence they originally sprang.”


    “Although I am a woman, I have avenged the vengeance of my husband. When I die, there will be no regret.”


    Time Period Covered:
    1368~1399 CE


    Major Historical Figures:
    Yuan/ Northern Yuan:
    Toghon Temür (Emperor Shun) [r. 1333-1368, 1368-1369]
    Ayurshiridara (Biligtü Khan) [r. 1370-1378]
    Prince Maidiribala [1338-1378]
    General Köke Temür [1330-1375]
    Elbeg Khan [r. 1393-1399]
    Oljeitu Khatun [d. ~1399]


    Ming:
    Zhu Yuanzhang (Hongwu Emperor) [r. 1368-1399]
    Xu Da, "Barbarian-Conquering Generalissimo" [1332-1385]
    General Li Wenzhong [1339-1383]
     
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    #202.5 - Bonus: Strange Tales V.5: The Masque of the Red Death

    #202.5 - Bonus: Strange Tales V.5: The Masque of the Red Death

    You are invited to a very exclusive party. Everyone who's anyone will be there, dressed to the nines. You're sure to have the time of your life, and won't even know where the time's gone...
    Story by: Edgar Allen Poe
     
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    #202 - Special: Strange Tales V

    #202 - Special: Strange Tales V

    The chill of autumn is in the air once again, which can only mean one thing! It’s time for more tales to terrorize & titillate, baffle & bemuse… it’s time to once again venture into the studio of Pu Songling and listen to his strange tales. So gather round the light of the fire… or the iPhone… and get ready for seven strange stories of sly foxes, flights of fancy, monstrous appetites, unusual encounters, otherworldly lessons, tricky traders, and enchanting apparitions...


    00:58: The Half-Fox Girl
    10:55: The Painted Wall
    18:27: The Monster In the Buckwheat
    21:48: The Girl From Nanjing
    25:45: A Most Exemplary Monk
    28:07: Stealing a Peach
    33:38: The Hungry Bride
    36:07: The Magic Sword & the Magic Bag
     
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    #201 - Ming 1: Overflowing Martial Accomplishment

    #201 - Ming 1: Overflowing Martial Accomplishment

    How does a peasant, orphan, son of a farmer
    in the Black Death, made a monk in the middle of a forgotten spot
    In central Anhui by providence impoverished
    In squalor, grow up to be a rebel hero, then a monarch?


    Time Period Covered:
    1364-1368 CE


    Major Historical Figures:
    Ming:
    Zhu Yuanzhang (Hongwu Emperor) [r. 1368-1398]
    General Xu Da [1332-1385]
    General Chang Yuchun [1330-1369]
    Commander Li Wenzhong [1338-1384]


    Yuan:
    Emperor Toghon Temür [r. 1333-1368, 1368-1370]
    Crown Prince Ayushiridara [1340-1378]
    General Chaghan Temür [d. 1362]
    General Köke Temür [1330-1375]
    General Bolod Temür [d. 1364]


    Wu:
    Zhang Shicheng (King of Dazhou) [r. 1354-1367]
    General Li Bosheng
     
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    #200 - Special: Di Er Bai Ji!

    #200 - Special: Di Er Bai Ji!

    It's our 200th(ish) episode!
    And so we take to the listeners to answer some of their burning questions about... Daoist gods... Islam in China... The Mandate of Heaven... sacrifices! ... the political expedience of murdering Mongol ambassadors... The Duke ... the names of emperors... technology transfers ... Korean empresses... and more!
     
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    #199 - Yuan 15: On the Waterfront

    #199 - Yuan 15: On the Waterfront

    You don't understand! Chen Youliang coulda had class! He coulda been a contender! He coulda been somebody... instead of a bum, which is what he is after the fiasco on the waters of Lake Poyang. Let's face it.


    Time Period Covered:
    1360-1363 CE


    Major Historical Figures:
    State of Ming:
    Zhu Yuanzhang
    Commander Hua Yun [d. 1360]
    Han Lin'er, "Emperor of Song"
    General Kang Maocai
    General Xu Da
    General Hu Dahai [d. 1361]
    General Shao Rong [d. 1361]


    State of Han:
    Emperor Chen Youliang [r. 1360-1363]
    General Chen Yuren
    Xu Shouhui, "Emperor" of Tianwan [d. 1360]


    State of Wu:
    Zhang Shicheng


    Yuan Dynasty:
    Emperor Toghon Temur
    Prince Chaghan Temur [d. 1361]
    Köke Temur (Wang Baobao)
     
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