The China History Podcast
In this episode we introduce American Sidney Rittenberg, 李敦白,known by the title of his 1993 book  as “The Man Who Stayed Behind.”  He arrived in China in his 20′s at the end of WWII and witnessed the Chinese Revolution from a front row seat. When the US pulled out of China after the war, Sidney continue reading >>
Direct download: CHP-099-Sidney_Rittenberg.mp3
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In this longer than usual episode, we feature the three giants of the Jesuit China Mission of the 16th and 17th centuries.  In addition to their work in introducing Catholicism to China, these three men, Matteo Ricci, Johann Adam Schall von Bell and Ferdinand Verbiest made a collective contribution to the scholarship of China that continue reading >>

Direct download: CHP-098-Ricci-Schall-VerbiestR.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:45pm EDT

Many of you have requested this topic and today the CHP delivers.  In this episode we offer a brief overview of something almost everyone has heard about but very few actually know what it is. TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE: Yijing 易经 The I Ching Zhou Yi 周易 The Changes of Zhou Fu Xi 伏羲 Mythical continue reading >>
Direct download: CHP-097-The_I_Ching.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:26am EDT

This episode we look at Wang Xizhi, a man of letters who achieved greatness during the Eastern Jin dynasty and is called China’s greatest calligrapher.  His life and achievements will be explored along with the significance of calligraphy in Chinese culture.  We’ll also recall those crazy times in the fourth century AD. TERMS FROM THIS continue reading >>
Direct download: CHP-096-Wang_Xizhi.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT