110. The Chinese Civil Wars (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the period between 1927 and 1949, in which the Kuomintang’s preoccupation with unifying China led to mishandling both internal and external threats, resulting in their loss of power. Gary Hallman returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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109. The Chinese Civil Wars (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss China’s humiliating 19th century experience with European colonialism, the downfall of the Qing dynasty, and the experiment of republicanism that led to the fractured Warlord Era. Gary Hallman returns as guest. Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101. Paypal: paypal.me/hi101 Ko-fi: ko-fi.com/hipodcast

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66. Tea (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the history of tea from the Opium Wars, through the British occupation of India and the plantations there, and into the 20th century. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.   Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please visit http://www.patreon.com/hi101.

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65. Tea (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the earliest mentioned records of tea in China, as well as Britain’s slow-starting but insatiable obsession with the beverage. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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64. Before And After WWI (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the newer nation-states that participated in the First World War, examining whether they survived the ordeal more effectively than the old empires that fell under the stress of those four years. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.

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58. The Three Kingdoms Of Korea (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the alliance of Silla and Tang China that caused the collapse of the first Three Kingdoms era, as well as the re-emergence of the system several centuries later and the final unification of the peninsula. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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57. The Three Kingdoms Of Korea (Part 1)

In this episode we talk about Korea’s long relationship with China, the fall of the ancient Gojoseon state, and the development of the three kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla that would dominate the peninsula for centuries. Phil Downey returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 44, Surgery (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   12:05 – The best I can do on cannabis being used in traditional Chinese medicine to aid both yin and yang is a hard “maybe”. Part of the problems of discussing TCM, just as there are with any traditional medicines, is that you can have well-respected […]

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44. Surgery (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the problems of anesthesia, antisepsis, and blood loss in surgery, as well as some modern surgery milestones. Yumiko Hutchenreuther returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 24, The Meiji Restoration (Part 2)

3:20 – For more on German unification in the 19th century, you can see my series with Dan McGinnis. The first episode can be found here. 25:30 – Oh, goodness. If you’re not at least passingly familiar with Marxism, this section might have gotten a little muddled, and for that I apologize. This is what can happen when two people trained in a discipline hold a conversation about it, especially when both have further links to political science – we […]

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