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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 16, 2020

In this 261st CHP episode we'll take the Thai Chinese history a little further up the timeline to the Thonburi Kingdom of Taksin the Great and into the Chakri Dynasty with King Rama I. After shaking things up profoundly in China, the Age of Imperialism will now come knocking on Siam's door. As before and in the years...


Nov 2, 2020

More 18th century Thai history. King Phetracha to the end of the Ayudhya Kingdom.  The ethnic Chinese contribution to building the foundation of the Thai economy is legendary.  Here's where it all began. During this period China, ruled by the Manchu Qing emperors was on a major roll and Ayudhyan kings were anxious to...


Oct 19, 2020

In a new series that may or may not take us to the end of 2020, Laszlo looks at the great Kingdom of Thailand and the history of the Chinese immigrants who decided to call that place home.  In this Part 1 episode of the new series we'll focus on the goings on in the Chinese community during the Ayudhya Kingdom...


Oct 2, 2020

In this 258th CHP episode, just in time for the guaranteed blockbuster animated movie “Jiang Ziya: Legend of Deification” Laszlo brings you an overview of this hero and strategist from ancient Chinese history.  Jiang Ziya’s story takes place during the waning years of the Shang and the founding of the Zhou...


Sep 21, 2020

Not to be confused with the Emily Hahn, the voice of Bonnie in Toy Story 3 who got to live happily ever after with Woody and Buzz, Emily Mickey Hahn (1905-1997) was a woman who lived a long and interesting life. Her writings from her years in China from 1935 to 1943 and the dispatches she sent back to the The New...