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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 9, 2011

Here we begin the turbulent, bloody, and historically humiliating 19th century in China. The first half-century sees two emperors, Jiaqing and Daoguang stand by helplessly as China is torn apart by uprisings, anti-Manchu discontent, a financial crisis, opium addiction on a massive scale, foreign invasion, and the usual deadly floods and other natural disasters.