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 #218 - Ming 11: Soon May the Treasure Fleet Come | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:54

Zheng He & Co. have left the station and are sailing out! They leave the safety of the Yangtze River and set their compasses southbound and down, first to Fujian, then to Vietnam, Java, Sri Lanka, and finally all the way to India, all in the name of trade and riches. But the return journey will turn out to be anything but a pleasure-cruise. Between pirate raiders adn deadly storms, they might need a miracle to pull this off... Time Period Covered: 1405-1407 CE Major Historical Figures: Grand Admiral Zheng He [1371-1433/5] Chen Zuyi, Pirate Lord Extraordinaire [d. 1407] Ma Huan, Chinese Muslim translator & chronicler [1380-1460] Major Sources Cited: Chan, Hok-lam. “The Chien-wen, Yung-lo, Hung-xi, Hsüan-te Reigns” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.
 Levathes, Louise. When China Ruled the Seas: The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433. Pregadio, Fabrizio (2004). The Encyclopedia of Taoism.

 05/35: Tiananmen Revisited | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:22:02

What does the aftermath of a massacre entail, on the world stage? CIA Memo 6/10/89 - Begins: 2:25 US Beijing Embassy Cable 7/11/89 - Begins: 6:05

 Rebroadcast: 6/4: UK Cable on Tiananmen Square Massacre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:11:59

Rebroadcast: 6/4: UK Cable on Tiananmen Square Massacre by Chris Stewart

 05/35: Tiananmen Revisited | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:02

What does the aftermath of a massacre entail, on the world stage?CIA Memo 6/10/89 - Begins: 2:25US Beijing Embassy Cable 7/11/89 - Begins: 6:05 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Rebroadcast: 6/4 UK Cable on the Tiananmen Square Massacre | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:59

In this darkest of timelines, flickers of remembrance are more precious than ever... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #217 - Ming 10: I'm On A Boat! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:24

The Yongle Emperor decides it's time for Great Ming to bust out its swim trunks and its flippy-floppies... because he's going to make the biggest, bestest oceanic fleet of awesomesauce that the world has ever seen! And put in command is his trusted, tried-and-true battle-buddy: the Grand Admiral Zheng He!Time Period Covered:1371-1405 CESignificant Historical Figures:The Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di) [r. 1402-1424]Grand Admiral Zheng He (né Ma He) [1371-1433]Tianfei, the Goddess of the Sea and Patron Protector of Sailors [eternal]Sources Cited:Chan, Hok-lam. “The Chien-wen, Yung-lo, Hung-xi, Hsüan-te Reigns” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.Levathes, Louise. The China Ruled the Seas:The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433.Paterson, Erik T. “James Lind, Zheng He and the Prevention of Scurvy” in The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 4. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #217 - Ming 10: I'm On A Boat! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:51:24

The Yongle Emperor decides it's time for Great Ming to bust out its swim trunks and its flippy-floppies... because he's going to make the biggest, bestest oceanic fleet of awesomesauce that the world has ever seen! And put in command is his trusted, tried-and-true battle-buddy: the Grand Admiral Zheng He! Time Period Covered: 1371-1405 CE Significant Historical Figures: The Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di) [r. 1402-1424] Grand Admiral Zheng He (né Ma He) [1371-1433] Tianfei, the Goddess of the Sea and Patron Protector of Sailors [eternal] Sources Cited: Chan, Hok-lam. “The Chien-wen, Yung-lo, Hung-xi, Hsüan-te Reigns” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I. Levathes, Louise. The China Ruled the Seas:The Treasure Fleet of the Dragon Throne, 1405-1433. Paterson, Erik T. “James Lind, Zheng He and the Prevention of Scurvy” in The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 4.

 #216.2 - Special: Wonders of the World Interview, Pt. 2 - The Forbidden City | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:58:24

We're back with Part 2 of my conversation with Caroline Vahrenkamp of The Wonders of the World Podcast, this time all about the little city that Yongle built mostly to show his dead dad up - Beijing, and at its heart, the city-within-the-city, the Imperial Purple Palace - The Forbidden City!

 #216.2 - Special: Wonders of the World Interview, Pt. 2 - The Forbidden City | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:24

We're back with Part 2 of my conversation with Caroline Vahrenkamp of The Wonders of the World Podcast, this tie all about the little city that Yongle built mostly to show his dead dad up - Beijing, and at its heart, the city-within-the-city, the Imperial Purple Palace - The Forbidden City! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #216 - Special: Interview with Caroline Vahrenkamp of The Wonders of the World Podcast, Pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:05:06

Part 1 of my interview with Caroline Vahrenkamp of "The Wonders of the World Podcast" all about Beijing and it's meteoric rise as (the once and future) capital of China in the early Ming Dynasty! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #216 - Special: Interview with Caroline Vahrenkamp of The Wonders of the World Podcast, Pt. 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:06

Part 1 of my interview with Caroline Vahrenkamp of "The Wonders of the World Podcast" all about Beijing and it's meteoric rise as (the once and future) capital of China in the early Ming Dynasty!

 #215 - Ming 9: The Good Times Are Killing Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:57

The Yongle Emperor decides to build a new capital. It goes well!He also decides to invade both Mongolia and Vietnam. It goes not so well.Time Period:1402-1424 CEMajor Historical Figures:Ming:The Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di) [r. 1402-1424]General Zhang Fu [1375-1449]Gen. Mu Sheng [1368-1439]Mongol Khanates:Bunyashiri of the Eastern Tribes [d. 1412]Mahmud of the Oirat [d. 1416]Arughtai of the Oirat [d. 1434]Dai Viet:Ho Qui Ly [1336- ca. 1407]Tran Thien-binh [d. 1406]Tran Nguy [?-?]Tran Qui-khoang (Trung Quang Emperor) [d. 1414]Le Loi [1384-1433] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #215 - Ming 9: The Good Times Are Killing Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:58

The Yongle Emperor decides to build a new capital. It goes well! He also decides to invade both Mongolia and Vietnam. It goes not so well. Time Period: 1402-1424 CE Major Historical Figures: Ming: The Yongle Emperor (Zhu Di) [r. 1402-1424] General Zhang Fu [1375-1449] Gen. Mu Sheng [1368-1439] Mongol Khanates: Bunyashiri of the Eastern Tribes [d. 1412] Mahmud of the Oirat [d. 1416] Arughtai of the Oirat [d. 1434] Dai Viet: Ho Qui Ly [1336- ca. 1407] Tran Thien-binh [d. 1406] Tran Nguy [?-?] Tran Qui-khoang (Trung Quang Emperor) [d. 1414] Le Loi [1384-1433]

 #214 - History's Most: "History's Worst Civil War," with Alexander Clifford & Peter Daisley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:16:14

A great conversation with Alex & Peter of "History's Most" about the worst civil war many have *still* never heard of - the Taiping Rebellion! Check out their great show at: https://historysmost.libsyn.com/

 #214 - History's Most: "History's Worst Civil War," with Alexander Clifford & Peter Daisley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:16:14

A great conversation with Alex & Peter of "History's Most" about the worst civil war many have *still* never heard of - the Taiping Rebellion!Check out their great show at:https://historysmost.libsyn.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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