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The China History Podcast

Since 2010, Laszlo Montgomery has presented The China History Podcast, bringing you the greatest hits from ancient and modern Chinese History. 

Sep 7, 2021

Hi Everyone, along with Avid.fm  I’m once again pleased to present to you a set of lectures that present an Introduction to the History of Chinese Philosophy.  

In Part I of a two-part series of lectures I will trace the main events in Chinese Philosophy going back to pre-Confucian times in the early Zhou Dynasty all...


Sep 6, 2021

After seizing the all-important city of Nanjing in March 1853 and basking in the afterglow of this victory, the Taiping leadership launches two military expeditions, one to the north to capture the capital, Beijing, and the other to the west.  In this episode, we'll see how those two ventures panned out. Then in 1856,...


Aug 23, 2021

We're back with more of the Taiping Rebellion. In this episode, we trace the Taiping Rebels as they make their way from Yong'an in Guangxi all the way to the southern capital of Nanjing. As they make their way north and east towards western Jiangsu they grow in numbers and seize great amounts of weapons, silver,...


Aug 8, 2021

Now's as good a time as any to finally feature this well-known, regularly requested topic from Qing history. This is arguably the pivotal event that got the dominos falling that led to the  Warlord Era and the later founding of the PRC. For anyone unfamiliar with the Taiping Rebellion, how it got started, and...


Jul 26, 2021

Laszlo picks up in 1818 with the Napoleonic Wars finished and the Dutch returning to their colonies to put everything back the way it was when they left. The struggle between the Dutch and the Chinese kongsis of West Borneo discussed previously continues with a fight to the finish in Part 2. The legacy of this century...