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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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 #8 - Shang 3: The Shang Vanquished | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:19

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 risen to power, eventually with an eye to make right what the final Shang Kings have twisted so horribly wrong. Along the way, we'll colonize the Japanese islands and raise a minor Chinese prince to the King of Korea. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 7-1: The Shang Triumphant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

In this first of two parts, we look at the first half of the Shang Dynasty beginning with the victory and reign of Tang “The Perfect” and leaving off 21 emperors, five capitals, and 400 years later with the amazing … Continue reading →

 #7 - Shang 2: The Shang Triumphant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:51

In this first of two parts, we look at the first half of the Shang Dynasty beginning with the victory and reign of Tang "The Perfect" and leaving off 21 emperors, five capitals, and 400 years later with the amazing reign of Wu Ding and his warrior-priestess wife Lady Fu Hao. Along the way, there are warlike redheaded Xirong, Demonic Mongols, and Blue Barbarians. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 6: Them Bones, Them Bones, Them Oracle Bones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

We take a “time out” from our forward-marching chronology to examine the evidence we have of the Shang state, and how we came to know what we know about his period. Mostly, it’s about what we can learn from reading … Continue reading →

 #6 - Shang 1: Them Bones, Them Bones, Them Oracle Bones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:17

We take a "time out" from our forward-marching chronology to examine the evidence we have of the Shang state, and how we came to know what we know about his period. Mostly, it's about what we can learn from reading divine messages off of dragon bones. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 5: The Fall of the House of Xia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This episode we cover our source materials, and then delve into the latter half of the Xia Dynasty post Shao Kang’s restoration. It all ends with the corrupt and cruel Emperor Jie coming face to face with the Army of … Continue reading →

 #5 - Xia 3: The Fall Of The House Of Xia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:46

This episode we cover our source materials, and then delve into the latter half of the Xia Dynasty post Shao Kang's restoration. It all ends with the corrupt and cruel Emperor Jie coming face to face with the Army of Shang bearing down on him, intent on ending his reign of terror once and for all. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 4: Revenge of the Xia! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This time, we take an in depth look into Shao Kang, the prince born in hiding who would rise from his dynasty’s ashes to seek revenge against the Usurper-General Han Zhuo who had ruthlessly pursued him. Through a combination of … Continue reading →

 #4 - Xia 2: Revenge of the Xia! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:20

This time, we take an in depth look into Shao Kang, the prince born in hiding who would rise from his dynasty's ashes to seek revenge against the Usurper-General Han Zhuo who had ruthlessly pursued him. Through a combination of skill, luck, and patience, Shao Kang will cobble together a force able to meet Han Zhuo's armies in battle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #3 - Xia 1: The Xia, China's First Dynasty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:10

This week we move into the beginnings of China’s dynastic period where rulers began favoring birthright over merit – and the consequences will be almost immediately apparent. Beginning with the triumphant reign of the heroic Yu the Great, the Xia’s semi-accidental trip into dynastic succession will swiftly spiral downward, eventually leaving a usurping general in power, and the House of Xia all but exterminated after decades in exile. Rebooted as of 09/06/2016 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #2 - Origins 2: Five Emperors, Twelve Islands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:17

This episode, we enter the second half of our gaze into the Chinese origins mythos. Focusing on the Five Emperors descended from the Yellow Emperor, this period marks the beginning of the transformation of the Huaxia People from settled tribe, to dynastic feudal kingdom. There will be betrayal, cataclysmic flooding, bird kingdoms, the Vietnamese, magical earth, and – of course – dragons. UPDATE: as of 08/28/2016, this episode has been fully rebooted from the ground up. Enjoy!Transcript Available (paywalled): TranscriptBecome a Patron: Click Here See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #1 - Origins 1: The Mythical Origins Of The Middle Kingdom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:52

In episode 1, we begin with an introduction to this podcast, followed by a brief overview of what we’ve come to know about early human migration and settlement in the region that will eventually become China. Finally, we’ll delve into the mythological origin story that purports to tell of the three divine Sovereigns who would create and then rule over the Han people. I’m very excited to be getting this journey underway! Once again welcome, and thank you for listening. UPDATE: As of 08/28/2016, this episode has been completely rebooted from the ground-up. Enjoy!Transcript Available (paywalled): TranscriptDonate to Help the Show!: https://www.patreon.com/thehistoryofchina See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Episode 3: The Xia, China’s First Dynasty | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This week we move into the beginnings of China’s dynastic period where rulers began favoring birthright over merit – and the consequences will be almost immediately apparent.  Beginning with the triumphant reign of the heroic Yu the Great, the Xia’s … Continue reading →

 Episode 2: Five Emperors, Twelve Islands | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

This episode, we enter the second half of our gaze into the Chinese origins mythos. Focusing on the Five Emperors descended from the Yellow Emperor, this period marks the beginning of the transformation of the Huaxia People from settled tribe, … Continue reading →

 Episode 1: The Mythical Origins of the Middle Kingdom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Hello, and welcome to The History of China! In episode 1, we begin with an introduction to this podcast, followed by a brief overview of what we’ve come to know about early human migration and settlement in the region that … Continue reading →

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