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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. 

Apr 20, 2020

More Han Dynasty for you in this Part 3 episode with a special focus on the great diplomat and general Ban Chao.   Back in those Han Dynasty days, Xinjiang was still considered very far away and not so easy to hold onto. 

From the Han till the Tang, as Silk Road riches continue to grow along the trade routes, China will...

Apr 6, 2020

In this Part 2 episode, we leave pre-history behind and look at Xinjiang's importance during the Qin and Han dynasties. Here is where the Han Chinese interaction with these lands far to the west began.

Though a good portion of today's episode doesn't actually take place in Xinjiang, the story of the Yuezhi, Xiongnu,...