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 #185 - Special: De Materia Medica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:41

Traditional Chinese Medicine - as its name duly implies - has been a part of China for at least 2,500 years. But what does it mean? Where does it come from? How does it work? And does it have a place it modern society? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #185 - Special: De Materia Medica | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:32:41

Traditional Chinese Medicine - as its name duly implies - has been a part of China for at least 2,500 years. But what does it mean? Where does it come from? How does it work? And does it have a place it modern society?

 #184 - Yuan 7: Mark It Zero | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:55

Khubilai Khan has led a pretty blessed existence as of the year 1279. But fate has a way of balancing things out in starkly brutal fashion...Time Period Covered:~1279-1287 CEMajor Historical Figures:Yuan Dynasty:Emperor KhubilaiEmpress Chabi (d. 1281)Crown Prince Zhenjin (1242-1285)Prince Toghon, Prince of Suppression of the SouthFinance Minister Ahmad Fanakati (d. 1282)Finance Minister Lu Shijing (d. 1285)Admiral Hong TauGeneral Fan WenhuGeneral XinduGeneral Nasir al-DinCommander Sodu (d. 1285)Commander Arigh KhayaJapanese Shogunate:Hojo Tokimune, Regent of the ShogunKingdom of Pagan:King NarathihapateKingdom of Champa:King Jaya Indravarman VIKingdom of Dai-Viet:Emperor Tran Than-Tong See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #184 - Yuan 7: Mark It Zero | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:38:55

Khubilai Khan has led a pretty blessed existence as of the year 1279. But fate has a way of balancing things out in starkly brutal fashion... Time Period Covered: ~1279-1287 CE Major Historical Figures: Yuan Dynasty: Emperor Khubilai Empress Chabi (d. 1281) Crown Prince Zhenjin (1242-1285) Prince Toghon, Prince of Suppression of the South Finance Minister Ahmad Fanakati (d. 1282) Finance Minister Lu Shijing (d. 1285) Admiral Hong Tau General Fan Wenhu General Xindu General Nasir al-Din Commander Sodu (d. 1285) Commander Arigh Khaya Japanese Shogunate: Hojo Tokimune, Regent of the Shogun Kingdom of Pagan: King Narathihapate Kingdom of Champa: King Jaya Indravarman VI Kingdom of Dai-Viet: Emperor Tran Than-Tong

 #183 - Yuan 6: Cultural Hot-Pot for the Soul | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:03

Khubilai Khan is a man astride multiple worlds - trying to be both the Khan of the Great Mongol Nation, and the Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. This will take quite a bit of accommodation, and between Mongolian shamanism, Chinese Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity... more than a little behaving like a cultural chameleon to square those civilizational circles. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #183 - Yuan 6: Cultural Hot-Pot For the Soul | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:03

Khubilai Khan is a man astride multiple worlds - trying to be both the Khan of the Great Mongol Nation, and the Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. This will take quite a bit of accommodation, and between Mongolian shamanism, Chinese Confucianism, Buddhism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity... more than a little behaving like a cultural chameleon to square those civilizational circles.

 #182 - Mongol 12.1: The Golden Horde | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:48:22

Jochi was tasked with subduing the Cuman tribes of the western steppes. Jochi failed. Now, under the second Great Khan Ögedei, it will fall to his successor, Batu, Khan of the Golden Horde, to finish what his father could not. He won't be going alone, though. In addition to his invincible tumens, he'll bring with him a host of imperial princes, as well as the greatest commander to ever mount a steed - Subotai the Valiant, now returns to the Western expanses to finish what he began 15 years ago... Note: this is part 1 of an extended bonus episode! Find the full episode and all other Bonus Episodes by become a patron at patreon.com/thehistoryofchina Time Period Covered: ca. 1235-1240 CE Major Historical Figures: Mongol Khanate: Ögedei Khaghan (1186-1241) Subotai Ba'atuur, The Last Orlok (ca. 1176-1248) General Uriyangkhadai (1201-1272) House Ogedeid: Guyuk (1206-1248) Khadan (?) Khaidu (1235-1301) House Jochi (Golden Horde): Batu Khan (ca. 1205-1255) House Tolui: Möngke (1209-1259) Bujek (?) House Chagatai: Baidar(?) Buri (d. 1252) Kipchak-Cuman Confederacy: Bachman Khan (d. 1237) Khoten Khan (d. 1241) Russian Principalities: Grand Prince Yuri II of Vladimir (1188-1238) Prince Roman of Vladimir (d. 1238) Prince Michael of Chernigov (1179-1246) Dmitri, Voivode of Kiev (?) Kingdom of Hungary: King Béla IV (1206-1270)

 #182 - Mongol 12.1: The Golden Horde | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:22

Jochi was tasked with subduing the Cuman tribes of the western steppes. Jochi failed. Now, under the second Great Khan Ögedei, it will fall to his successor, Batu, Khan of the Golden Horde, to finish what his father could not. He won't be going alone, though. In addition to his invincible tumens, he'll bring with him a host of imperial princes, as well as the greatest commander to ever mount a steed - Subotai the Valiant, now returns to the Western expanses to finish what he began 15 years ago...Note: this is part 1 of an extended bonus episode! Find the full episode and all other Bonus Episodes by become a patron at patreon.com/thehistoryofchinaTime Period Covered:ca. 1235-1240 CEMajor Historical Figures:Mongol Khanate:Ögedei Khaghan (1186-1241)Subotai Ba'atuur, The Last Orlok (ca. 1176-1248)General Uriyangkhadai (1201-1272)House Ogedeid:Guyuk (1206-1248)Khadan (?)Khaidu (c. 1230-1301)House Jochi (Golden Horde):Batu Khan (ca. 1205-1255)House Tolui:Möngke (1209-1259)Bujek (?)House Chagatai:Baidar(?)Buri (d. 1252)Kipchak-Cuman Confederacy:Bachman Khan (d. 1237)Khoten Khan (d. 1241)Russian Principalities:Grand Prince Yuri II of Vladimir (1188-1238)Prince Roman of Vladimir (d. 1238)Prince Michael of Chernigov (1179-1246)Dmitri, Voivode of Kiev (?)Kingdom of Hungary:King Béla IV (1206-1270) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #181 - Special: 6th Anniversary Q&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:34

It's finally time to give holiday thanks and - of course - submit myself before the high inquisitors pelting me with questions day and night!Topics this year ranged far and wide:1. How wide-ranging was Genghis Khan's last command in Western Xia?2. How do I keep my loud mouth out of trouble with the PRC?3. How "good" were the good times of dynasties for the normies?4. Which Khan has got it goin' on?5. Were there plagues in ancient China? How were they dealt with?6. Did the Mongols trigger anti-foreign conservatism in the Ming?7. Where should we divide "Chinese" history from "non-Chinese" history?8. Just how incompetent was the Song Dynasty?9. Why does THoC be like it do?10. How did the Mongols relay orders over long distances before writing?11. How much was opium to blame versus other factors in the decline and fall of the Qing Dynasty? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #181 - Special: 6th Anniversary Q&A | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:43:34

It's finally time to give holiday thanks and - of course - submit myself before the high inquisitors pelting me with questions day and night! Topics this year ranged far and wide: 1. How wide-ranging was Genghis Khan's last command in Western Xia? 2. How do I keep my loud mouth out of trouble with the PRC? 3. How "good" were the good times of dynasties for the normies? 4. Which Khan has got it goin' on? 5. Were there plagues in ancient China? How were they dealt with? 6. Did the Mongols trigger anti-foreign conservatism in the Ming? 7. Where should we divide "Chinese" history from "non-Chinese" history? 8. Just how incompetent was the Song Dynasty? 9. Why does THoC be like it do? 10. How did the Mongols relay orders over long distances before writing? 11. How much was opium to blame versus other factors in the decline and fall of the Qing Dynasty?

 #180 - Yuan 5: Dismounting the Horse to Sit the Dragon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:44

While his armies have been keeping busy in every direction on both offense and defense, Emperor Khubilai had been hard at work re-organizing the mess his family made in China and reformatting it into a stable, lawful Yuan Dynasty. And Grandpa Genghis was right: it's was a *lot* more work to run an empire, than to conquer one...Period Covered:ca. 1261-1290 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #180 - Yuan 5: Dismounting the Horse to Sit the Dragon | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:40:44

While his armies have been keeping busy in every direction on both offense and defense, Emperor Khubilai had been hard at work re-organizing the mess his family made in China and reformatting it into a stable, lawful Yuan Dynasty. And Grandpa Genghis was right: it's was a *lot* more work to run an empire, than to conquer one... Period Covered: ca. 1261-1290

 #179 - Yuan 4: Traditional Family Values | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:21

Khubilai must face off against his most potent threat - his own traditionalist cousin, Khaidu. Meanwhile, Khaidu frets over his daughter Khutulun - a girl as desirable as she is formidable, and will brook no husband who cannot best her at wrestling.Time Period Covered: ca. 1265-1306 CENotable Historical Figures:Yuan Dynasty:Khubilai KhanPrince ZhenjinPrince NomukhanPrince KokochuPrime Minister of the Right AntongGeneral BayanChagatai Khanate:Khaidu KhanPrincess KhutulunRebel Princes:Togh TimurShiregiYobukhurMelik Timur See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #179 - Yuan 4: Traditional Family Values | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:44:21

Khubilai must face off against his most potent threat - his own traditionalist cousin, Khaidu. Meanwhile, Khaidu frets over his daughter Khutulun - a girl as desirable as she is formidable, and will brook no husband who cannot best her at wrestling. Time Period Covered: ca. 1265-1306 CE Notable Historical Figures: Yuan Dynasty: Khubilai Khan Prince Zhenjin Prince Nomukhan Prince Kokochu Prime Minister of the Right Antong General Bayan Chagatai Khanate: Khaidu Khan Princess Khutulun Rebel Princes: Togh Timur Shiregi Yobukhur Melik Timur

 #178 - Yuan 3: Divine Wind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:41

The armies of Great Yuan sweep across the east, destroying and conquering all who would stand against them. Goryeo Korea eventually sees the writing on the wall and cuts a deal with the Great Khan. Khubilai will then turn his sights out over the waters of the Pacific, to the Land of the Rising Sun... and send its monarch a friend request.Time Period Covered:ca. 1257-1275 CEMajor Historical Figures:Yuan Dynasty:Khubilai, Great Khan of Mongolia, Emperor of YuanPrincess Hutulun JielimishiZhao Liangbi, Yuan Emissary to JapanGoryeo Korea:Choi Ui, Warlord of Korea [d. 1257]King Wonjong [r. 1260-1274]Im Yon, Warlord [d. ca. 1271]Pan Pu, Yuan Emissary to JapanKamakura Japan:Hojo Tokimune, Regent of the Shogun (Shikken, de facto ruler of Japan)Shoni Sukeyoshi, Magistrate of Chikuzen City See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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