The China History Podcast

This week we look at the Ma Family Clique, a notorious family of Hui Muslim Warlords who ruled the northwest provinces of Ningxia, Gansu, Xinjiang and Qinghai from the period beginning in the final years of the Qing dynasty all the way to 1949. The Ma Zhan’ao Family Ma Zhan’ao 马占鰲 Ma Anliang 马安良 son continue reading >>

Direct download: CHP-078-The_Warlord_Mas_of_Northwest_China.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

In this farewell look at the Silk Road, we discuss a few more interesting things and then give the travels and adventures of Marco Polo a once over. Terms used in this episode: Frances Wood: Did Marco Polo Go to China? China Between Empires: Mark Edward Lewis: Book about the Northern & Southern Kingdoms Eastern continue reading >>
Direct download: CHP-077-The_Silk_Road_-_Marco_Polo.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:59pm EDT

Another fortnight, another China History Podcast. We return to the Silk Road and focus our attention on the monk Xuanzang.  His was an interesting life.  Through looking at Xuanzang you can truly gain a sense of the importance of Buddhism in China, India and almost the entirety of Central Asia. If not for the mechanism continue reading >>
Direct download: CHP-076-Buddhism_and_The_Silk_Road_Xuanzang.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:50am EDT

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