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The History of China

Summary: A journey through the 5000 years of history documented by one of the world's oldest continuous civilizations. For all the episodes for free, as well as additional content, please subscribe and/or visit http://thehistoryofchina.wordpress.com . See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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 Episode 14: The Art of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The magnum opus of the legendary general and tactician of the Spring and Autumn Period, Sun Tzu. In this episode, we go over the life of the military genius, as well as an overview of his manual to success on … Continue reading →

 #15 - E. Zhou 4: The Art of War | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:58

The magnum opus of the legendary general and tactician of the Spring and Autumn Period, Sun Tzu. In this episode, we go over the life of the military genius, as well as an overview of his manual to success on the battlefield, and how it remains relevant and insightful even today. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 13: Confucius Says… | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The Master beckons.  Confucius’ life, and more resoundingly, his philosophy are the focus of this biopic episode.  Learn about the philosophy the shaped not only it’s own age, but all subsequent ages up to and including the present day China. … Continue reading →

 #14 - E. Zhou 3: Confucius Says... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:49

This episode we chronicle the life of Master Kong A.K.A. Confucius, as well as detail his socio-political philosophies which would shape the future of China, as well as those of much of the rest of East Asia.Less fighting, more thinking, in the first of two interim episodes before plunging headlong into the chaos of the Warring States... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 12: The Widening Gyre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Spheres of domination, intrafamilial betrayal, and tangled alliances are the markers of the second portion of the Spring and Autumn period, called the Age of Encroachments. All of this leading to the major powers of the Zhou Empire to engage … Continue reading →

 #13 - E. Zhou 2: The Widening Gyre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:01

Spheres of domination, intrafamiliar betrayal, and tangled alliances are the markers of the second portion of the Spring and Autumn period, called the Age of Encroachments. All of this leading to the major powers of the Zhou Empire to engage in decades-long draw out proxy-wars along their borders... all leading toward war outright and the near-destruction of Chu by a new player from the southeast, Wu. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 11: The Shattered Empire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

King You of Zhou lays headless, the capital a smouldering ruin, and royal authority utterly destroyed. Regional lords exploit the chaos at hand to expand their own domains – and at times declare their own kingdoms – while the new, … Continue reading →

 #12 - E. Zhou 1: The Shattered Empire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:26

King You of Zhou lays headless, the capital a smouldering ruin, and royal authority utterly destroyed. Regional lords exploit the chaos at hand to expand their own domains - and at times declare their own kingdoms - while the new, toothless Eastern Zhou kings struggle to stabilize the situation. After a holiday break, we're right back into the action with the beginnings of the Spring and Autumn Period. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 10: Gong Xi Fa Cai! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This Episode, we take a time-out from the historical flow to take advantage of the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities. We explore the history, legends, customs, and meaning behind this ancient and storied holiday. Happy Year of the Yang Wood … Continue reading →

 #11 - Special: Gong Xi Fa Cai! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:11

This Episode, we take a time-out from the historical flow to take advantage of the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities. We explore the history, legends, customs, and meaning behind this ancient and storied period of celebration. Happy Year of the Yang Wood Horse! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 9: The King Who Cried “Barbarian!” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This episode, we start at the mid-point of the Western Zhou period, and follow it all the way down to its conclusion with the shattering of Royal authority, the sacking of the capital, and the vengeance of the White Wolf … Continue reading →

 #10 - W. Zhou 2: The King Who Cried "Barbarian!" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:22

This episode, we start at the mid-point of the Western Zhou period, and follow it all the way down to its conclusion with the shattering of Royal authority, the sacking of the capital, and the vengeance of the White Wolf Clans on the Zhou. By the end of the episode, though a Zhou king will remain on the throne, we've seen the end (for now) of a unified state in anything but name... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 8: Heaven Does Not Make Propositions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The self-proclaimed Kung Wu of Zhou stands triumphant amid the smoking ruins of the Shang Dynasty… but though the war is over, victory is far from assured.  With his premature death, his unready heir will prompt rebellion against the fledgling … Continue reading →

 #9 - W. Zhou 1: Heaven Does Not Make Propositions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:52

The self-proclaimed Kung Wu of Zhou stands triumphant amid the smoking ruins of the Shang Dynasty... but though the war is over, victory is far from assured. With his premature death, his unready heir will prompt rebellion against the fledgling Zhou Dynasty - not only by the Shang remnant, but also his own uncles! To cement their hold on power, the Zhou will be forced to construct a new standard of legitimacy: The Mandate of Heaven. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 7-2: The Shang Vanquished | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This episode we chronicle the decline and eventual fall of the once-glorious Shang Dynasty to the same vices and evils that spelled doom for the Xia centuries ago. In the West, a powerful new clan calling itself the Zhou has … Continue reading →

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