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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. 

Nov 29, 2016

In this episode, Laszlo explains a little about the "Gagi Nang", the 自己人, known the world over as the Teochew (Chiu Chow or Chaozhou) people. Like the Hakka people, the Teochew's were originally from the Yellow River Valley and migrated to their present location on the Guangdong coast via Fujian province.

Their...


Oct 27, 2016

In America, we have Washington Irving, Mark Twain, Hemingway, and so on. In China, Su Dongpo, (also known referred to as Su Shi) would be mentioned when rattling off their best of the best. He was definitely a major guy not only in the Song but in the overall world of Chinese culture as well.  

If you're interested to...


Oct 12, 2016

In this latest episode, Laszlo finally gets around to the oft-requested subject of piracy in early 19th century China.  Pirates had been a fact of life going back to the most olden days. Mid to late Qing Dynasty the amount of trade being plied on the China coast attracted pirates like never before.  Zheng Yi Sao ("Zheng...


Sep 2, 2016

Laszlo offers up the exciting conclusion to the 3-part series introducing the Tong Wars.  

For a list of the terms used in this episode, check out the episode page on the CHP website here

Hungry for more Chinatown-War related content? Check out the following resources as a personal recommendation.

"Tong Wars, The...


Aug 29, 2016

In this Part 2 episode the Tong Wars begin in earnest.  The first and second Tong Wars are discussed.  

For a list of the terms used in this episode, visit the episode page at the CHP website here

Hungry for more Chinatown War-related content? Check out these resources as a personal recommendation.

"Tong Wars, The...