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The History of China

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 上海 Lockdown Update - Day 43/04: You Can Check Out Any Time You Like | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:06

05/13/2022"Relax," said the night man,"We are programmed to receive." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #234 - Ming 24: The Grand Rites Controversy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:31

With the Zhengde Emperor dead without an heir, the succession is in question and rebellion brewing. Fortunately, Grand Secretary Yang Tinghe has planned for this and calls in his backup - the 13-year-old Prince of Xing, Zhengde's younger cousin. He'll come to power as the Jiajing Emperor... but Secretary Yang will very quickly find out that, though young, Jiajing is a spitfire who's here to play the game, not be played.Time Period Covered:1519-1524 CEMajor Historical Figures:Zhu Houcong (The Jiajing Emperor) [r. 1521-1567]Grand Secretary Yang Tinghe [1459-1529]Empress Dowager Zhang [1471-1541]Lady/Empress Dowager JiangMajor Works Cited:Geiss, James. “The Cheng-te reign, 1506-1521” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.”Legge, James. The Chinese Classics, Vol. III. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 Shanghai Total Lockdown Update, Day 15/04 :《This Content Not Available》 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:17

Day 15 of 4: An overview of individual accounts of the unfolding Covid lockdown situation in Shanghai, the siege-mentality that has set in, and the struggles of day to day existence both on- and offline in a city cut off from the rest of the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #233 - Ming 23: General Zhu Shou's Ultimate Party Yacht River Cruise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:02

There's trouble brewing in the south. A minor prince with delusions of grandeur gets a bit too big for his britches. Portuguese Pirates plunder peninsular ports before coming to call on Canton. This sounds like a job for the great General Zhu Shou, Heroic Defender of the Realm and Ultimate Party-Boat Enjoyer.Time Period Covered:~1514-1521 CEMajor Historical Figures:The Zhengde Emperor (Zhu Houzhao) [r. 1505-1521]The Prince of Ning (Zhu Chenhao) [1477-1520]Jiang BinQian Ning [d. 1520]Grand Secretary Fei HengSun Sui, Governor of Jiangxi [d. 1519]General Wang Yangming [1472-1529]General Zhu Shou, Heroic Defender of the Realm, Duke of Zhenguo [?? -??]Tomé Pires, Portuguese explorer and ambassador [c. 1465-1524? or 40?]Major Works Cited:Brook, Timothy. The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.Geiss, James. “The Cheng-te reign, 1506-1521” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.”Keevak, Michael. Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking.Pires, Tomé, Armando Cortesão & Francisco Rodrigues. The Suma oriental of Tome Pires; and account of the East, from the Red Sea to China, written in Malacca and India in 1512-1515; and, The book of Franciso Rodrigues: Pilot-Major of the armada that discovered Banda and the Moluccas: rutter of a voyage in the red sea, nautical rules, almanack, vol. 1. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #232.5 (185 Mk. 2): Back to the Medicine Shoppe (De Materia Medica Rebroadcast+ 2022 Update)) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:19

A new update with all the new craziness 2 years on before we once again step into Ye Olde Chinese Medicine Shoppe for the tour...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.

 #232 - Ming 21: Animal House | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:18

The Zhengde Emperor decides that being the divine sovereign is *boring* and that being a cool war-hero would be way cooler... and... it goes weirdly better than expected. Also, he gives himself a cool nickname, and makes everyone call him that.Time Period Covered:1510-1518 CEMajor Historical Figures:The Zhengde Emperor (Zhu Houzhao) [r. 1505-1521]Jiang BinQian NingLiu Yun, Eunuch CommanderGeneral Zhu Shou, Heroic Defender of the Realm [?? -??]TibetThe Prince of Rin-Sprungs [r. 1512-1544]Mongols:Dayan Khan (Batu Möngke) [r. 1479-1517] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #231 - Ming 20: Liu Jin & the Eight Tigers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:20

The adolescent Zhengde Emperor sits the throne, but everyone in the know knows that it is the eunuch-lord Liu Jin who truly controls Great Ming. Not everyone's exactly thrilled with this situation, and they're gonna get Liu Jin got... or die trying.Time Period Covered:1506-1510 CEMajor Historical Figures:The Zhengde Emperor (Zhu Houzhao) [r. 1506-1521]Liu Jin, Director of the Ceremonial [1451-1510]The Prince of Anhua (Zhu Zhifan) [d. 1510]Commander Qiu YueGeneral Yan YiqingInspector-in-Chief Zhang YongMajor Works Cited:Bourgon, Jérôme, Muriel Detrie, & Regis Poulet."Execution in Canton" in Chinese Torture – Supplices Chinois.Brook, Timothy. The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties.Geiss, James. “The Cheng-te reign, 1506-1521” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.”Meadows, Thomas Taylor. The Chinese and Their Rebellions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #230 - Ming 19: A Futile & Stupid Barrier | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:50

Happy Year of the Tiger!Great Ming decides that it's going to (re-)(re-)Build a Great, Great, Great Wall...and MAKE THE MONGOLS PAY FOR IT!*(*claim disputed by Mongolia)Major Work Cited:Fairbanks, John King. China: A New History, 2nd Edition.Mote, Frederick W. “The Ch’eng-hua and Hung-chih Reigns, 1465-1505” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, Part I.Waldron, Arthur. The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #229 - Ming 18: The Raven Himself Is Hoarse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:38

After a very rocky start in life, the Chenghua Emperor takes the throne, only to be endlessly shoved around by overbearing mother, manipulative and murderous consorts, and conniving, terrorizing eunuchs. What else would one really expect for a guy with the personality of a west dishrag?Time Period Covered:1464-1487 CEMajor Historical Figures:The Chenghua Emperor (Zhu Jianshen) [r. 1464-1487]The Hongzhi Emperor (Zhu Youcheng) [1470-1505]Noble Consort Wan Zheng'er [1430-1487]Empress WangEmpress WuEmpress Dowager ZhouEmpress Dowager QianGrand Secretary Li XianLady Zhi TangmeiEunuch Zhang MinSpymaster Wang ZhiNotable Works Cited:Mote, Frederick W. “The Ch’eng-hua and Hung-chih Reigns, 1465-1505” in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, Part I.Li Shizhen. Bencao Ganmu (The Compendium of Materia Medica)Tsai, Shi-shan Henry. The Eunuchs of the Ming Dynasty. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #228 - Special: 8th Anniversary Q&A | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:15

What the only thing better than 8 years on the podwaves? 8 years & 10,000,000 downloads, THAT'S WHAT!!In this episode we talk about what the definition of "is" is, Zen masters, *yet more farming history!,* when I plan to shut up, me reading poetry in Mandarin... & then the same poem in *reconstructed Old Chinese from 2k+ yrs ago*, and divination, which includes Nazis, Princess Mononoke, pigs & fish, and fictions within fictions with fictions at the heart of the truth! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #227 - Ming 17: The Cao Qin Rebellion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:34

Emperor Yingzong is back on his throne thanks to the conspirators loyal to him. Only they turn out to be not so much loyal to "him," as they are to the idea that they should have more and more power. It all culminates with yet another coup d'etat..真讨厌...Time Period Covered:1457-1464 CEMajor Historical Figures:Emperor Yingzong (Zhu Qizhen) [r. 1435-1449, 1457-1464]Crown Prince Zhu Jianshen [b. 1448]Yu Qian, Minister of War [d. 1457]Xu Yuzhen, Earl of Wugong [?]Shi Heng, Duke of Zhongguo [d. 1459]Cao Zhixiang, Director of Ceremonies [d. 1461]Grand Secretary Li XianImperial Guard Commander Lu Gao [d. 1461]General Cao Qin [d. 1461]General Shi Biao [?]General Sun TangGeneral Ma AngGeneral Wu JinGeneral Wu CongCommander Ma LiangCommissioner Wanzhe TuliangVice Commissioner-in-Chief Esen TemurWorks Cited:Qi, Dongfang. “Funerary Perception and Ritual Institution of Imperial Tang” in Kaogu Xuebao (tr. Lee Yun-kuen).Robinson, David M. “Politics, Force and Ethnicity in Ming China: Mongols and the Abortive Coup of 1461” in The Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Vol. 59, No. 1.Stutton, Donald S. “Death Rites and Chinese Culture: Standardization and Variation in Ming and Qing Times” in Modern China, Vol. 33, No. 1.Twitchett, Denis & Tilemann Grimm. "The Cheng-t'ung, Ching-t'ai, and T'ien-shun reigns, 1436-1464" in The Cambridge History of China, Vol. 7: The Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644, Part I.Waldron, Arthur. The Great Wall of China: From History to Myth. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #226 – Ming 16: Forcing the Palace Gate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:27

Following the events at the Tumu Fort, Emperor Yingzong takes an unscheduled sabbatical in Mongolia, the Mongol warlord Esen Taishi attempts to return something lost for a price, Beijing battens down the hatches in preparation for Genghis Khan come anew, and brotherly love reaches its breaking point.Time Period Covered:1449-1457 CEMajor Historical Figures:Ming Dynasty:Zhu Qizhen (Emperor Yingzong) [r. Zhengtong Era: 1435-1449, Tianshun Era: 1457-1464]Zhu Qiyu (the Jingtai Emperor) [r. 1449-1457]Crown Prince Zhu Jianshen [b. 1447]Crown Prince Zhu Jianzhi [1448-1453]Minister Xu YuzhenXing An, Head Imperial EunuchYu Qian, Minister of War [1398-1457]Northern Yuan/Oirat Mongols:Esen Taishi [1407-1455, (r. as Khaghan of N. Yuan, 1453-1455)]Toghto Bukha (Taisun Khaghan) [r. 1433-1453]Xi Ning, turncoat eunuch [d. 1450] See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #225 - Special - Strange Tales VI: Notes From the Shadow Book | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:18

Our annual creepy charcuterie of 4 strange stories from all across Qing China, collected by Ji Yun from Beijing all the way to Urumqi.Today, we have 4 tales to send shivers down your spine:1) "Professional Notes on the Jiangshi & Other Revenants" (begins @ 2:50)2) "Checkpoints" (begins @ 19:44)3) "Yeti Stones" (begins @ 28:43)4) "Visitors From Beyond" (begins @ 34:37) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 # 225.2 - Special - Strange Tales VI.2: The Thing On the Doorstep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:12:16

"There are black zones of shadow close to our daily paths, and now and then some evil soul breaks a passage through. When that happens, the man who knows must strike before reckoning the consequences."By: H.P. LovecraftRead By: Chris Stewart See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

 #225.1 - Special - Strange Tales VI.1: Nyarlathotep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:39

Nyarlathotep . . . the crawling chaos . . . I am the last . . . I will tell the audient void. . . .Written By: H.P. LovecraftRead By: Chris Stewart See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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