The China History Podcast

The saga continues as the demise of Yuan Shikai is followed by the rise of Duan Qirui and Feng Guozhang. The Beiyang Military machine begins to crack into two main factions or cliques. This episode we will also hear about the exploits and imperial dreams of the Mafoo Warlord, Zhang Xun. And as the world mainly focused on the Great War in Europe, these two years of 1917-1918 were filled with so many momentous events in Republican China.

Direct download: CHP-233-The_Chinese_Warlord_Era_Part_3.mp3
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We looked at the setup for the Warlord Era last episode.  This time in Part 2 we focus on the rise and fall of Yuan Shikai and all the measures he took between 1911-1916. These all primed the pump for the Warlord Era that followed his sudden death in June 1916.    

Direct download: CHP-232-The_Chinese_Warlord_Era_Part_2.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:59pm PST

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