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Let 100 Podcasts Contend?

I am really enjoying the History of Rome podcast. I was hoping to find something on Chinese history that was in the same vein (those dynasties are a bit bewildering). The China History podcast is OK, but I am not loving his jumping around. Is there anything else out there?
posted by GenjiandProust on Mar 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Cultural values affecting foreign policy?

To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Feb 14, 2012 - 11 answers

What are good history books covering Japanese militarism in the first half of the 20th century?

What are good history books covering Japanese militarism in the first half of the 20th century? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Jan 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Movies about ancient India or China?

Movies about Ancient Chinese or Indian history or culture? [more inside]
posted by dealing away on Jan 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Did China ever actually send prisoners' families a bill for the bullet?

I've read that in the past, the family of an executed prisoner in China later received a bill for the cost of the bullet used in the execution. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on Sep 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Condense a few thousand years of history into a few hundred pages?

Is there a good overview or history of China to read? Or a few books together to read on the various eras of Chinese history? It's one of the areas of the world that I know surprisingly little about but really should. Ideally, I would love to find some books that are available for Kindle. This prior AskMefi question targeted Early Chinese History. I'd also like some suggestions on 19th and 20th century Chinese history and the Communist revolution, in particular, too.
posted by andrewraff on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

The Chinese Herodotus?

Herodotus, Thucydides, Plutarch, Tacitus, and the rest of those familiar names are inextricably tied with the historical canon of classical "western" civilization. But who are the "eastern" equivalents? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Jun 24, 2010 - 22 answers

Early Chinese History

What are some good books about the history of China, up to say the Qing dynasty? I am particularly interested in the Warring States period up to the first empire. Extra credit for discussions of the spread of Buddhism.
posted by shothotbot on Nov 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Good books about the Three Kingdoms period

Good books about Chinese history during the Three Kingdoms period? I'm getting lost trying to read about it in Wikipedia entries. Something with excellent writing that really captures the scope and complexity like Judt's Postwar does for post-WWII Europe.
posted by schroedinger on Feb 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Looking for info about the "hong kong underground railroad".

Does anyone know more about the "underground railroad" that whisked some student leaders to safety after the Tienanmen Square massacre in 1989? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Origin and authenticity of Chinese paintings?

I've got some Chinese paintings from my late grandfather, and I'm having trouble finding more information about them. Here's what he had to say about them (image, transcript inside) and here's a scan I made of one of them (image). I don't know enough about this subject to make educated guesses, and the information from my grandfather is either inaccurate or just a dead-end. So basically, I'd like to know anything that you know about this. I'd be happy to scan more of the prints as well if someone needs additional information. [more inside]
posted by j.edwards on Apr 19, 2005 - 6 answers

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