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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. 

Jun 30, 2019

Our eight-part series on the history of Tang Poetry concludes with this episode that looks at the lives of three more poets:  Li He, Du Mu, and Li Shangyin.  And for an encore, Laszlo will recite poems from all three of these greats. 

The Late Tang period of Chinese poetry was marked with all the signs of an imperial...

Jun 16, 2019

In this seventh installment of the history of Tang poetry we move on to the Middle Tang period. While the poetry might not be as celebrated as that produced during the High Tang, there were still many figures beloved in their own time and all through the centuries. We'll look at three of them in this episode: Bai...

Jun 2, 2019

Laszlo finishes up the High Tang period of Chinese poetry. Wang Wei and Meng Haoran are showcased in this episode.