The China History Podcast

The Triads of Hong Kong have an interesting historical past that shaped their development throughout the years.  Today we look at their origins and some of the more important historic events that made them the violent international criminal gangs they are today.

Direct download: CHP-072_The_Hong_Kong_Triads.mp3
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Now that we have Deng Xiaoping out of the way, we’re back looking at random topics throughout the ages.  This week we look at the great Song Dynasty statesman and sage Ouyang Xiu (1007-1072).  In this episode we’ll review aspects of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) and Ouyang Xiu’s place in this amazing age in continue reading >>

Direct download: CHP-071_Ouyang_Xiu.mp3
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Today we conclude our eight-part overview of Dr. Ezra Vogel’s recent biography of Deng Xiaoping.  In this installment we focus on Deng’s dramatic and brilliant Southern Tour of January-February 1992.

Direct download: CHP-070-Deng_Xiaoping_Part_8.mp3
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