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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. 

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...


Sep 7, 2020

With the Xinjiang series behind us, we look at a tragic event from modern Chinese-American history that happened almost four decades ago. The person we will focus on today, Vincent Chin, was living in Detroit, working as a draftsman and was soon to be married. But then on June 19, 1982 his life took a violent and tragic...


Aug 24, 2020

In this final 12th episode we'll look at Xinjiang from 1885 to 1949.  More unrest, well intentions gone wrong, Soviet subterfuge and two East Turkestan Republics.  And after all the events that happened going back to Qianlong, Xinjiang finally goes out out with a whimper in 1949 with the Communist PLA takeover.  We'll...


Aug 10, 2020

In this penultimate episode of the series Laszlo introduces some of the major happenings in Xinjiang during the waning decades of the Qing Dynasty.  After a brief glance at Yaqub Beg and his time in the limelight during the turbulent 1860's and 1870's. We'll finish off with Zuo Zongtang and the Qing re-conquest...


Jul 27, 2020

Laszlo is back with more History of Xinjiang.  The focus this time in Part 10 will be on the Qing Dynasty during the emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong. The rise and fall of the Zunghar Khanate will also be explored, as well as the violent and tragic aftermath following the Zunghars defeat.