February 1972 “The week that changed the world”. We pick up where we left off last week with President Nixon’s historic visit to the PRC.
Thirty-eight years ago President Nixon visited Peking, as it was called then, and jump started the normalization of relations between the two great nations of The United States and the People’s Republic of China. This was a story that played out over three years and culminated in one of the great geopolitical media events of the 20th century. Continue reading “CHP-008 Nixon’s Visit to China Pt 1”
This week we look at the Tang dynasty Empress Wu Zetian, the only woman from Chinese history to rule China as an emperor in her own name. Continue reading “CHP-007 Wu Zetian”
In this week’s episode we give an overview of the First Opium War, one of the most humiliating events in Modern Chinese history. From this event that culminated in the first of many unequal treaties in 1842, China began a steady downhill slide and suffered a multitude of setbacks and insults from foreign powers eager to trade with China and build market share. Continue reading “CHP-006 The Opium War”
In this brief episode of the China History Podcast we examine the four generations of leaders and get acquainted with their names. 1949 to the present day has seen four generations of Chinese leadership going back to Chairman Mao Zedong. We will also look at the fifth generation of leaders who will take their new places in 2013. Continue reading “CHP-005 Chinese Leadership Since 1949”