Chinese history Podcasts

Chinese History.

The Xianren Cave of the early Neolithic cultures of China. The high-tech world of Shenzhen. Yu the Great of the Xia Dynasty. The Northern Expedition of the Republican Era.

Indeed, China has had an absolutely amazing history with countless stories. Being a Martial Arts school, of course, we have Martial Arts Podcasts, but these below are for those looking for a little more into actual Chinese History.

If these pique your interest in things Chinese and you find yourself curious about the Chinese languages, then you might find our Learn Mandarin Podcasts or Learn Cantonese Podcasts selections interesting.

Here are a few podcasts dealing with various times and themes throughout Chinese History. Sit back and drop in on a story or two.

On a side-note, you could also learn about our Lineage & History or about our flagship style, Northern Shaolin.

If you notice an error or know of an update needed, or better yet, if you know of a Podcast you think would be a nice addition to this listing, don’t hesitate to get in touch and let us know!

Thanks, and Enjoy! 🙂 

Chinese History Podcasts

The China History Podcast
The China History Podcast

The China History Podcast

Laszlo Montgomery presents topics covering 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture. Since 2010, The China History Podcast, presented by Laszlo Montgomery, presents almost 300 episodes of curated topics from China’s antiquity to modern times.

The History of China Podcast
The History of China Podcast

The History of China

A journey through the 5000 years of Chinese history documented by one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations. For all the episodes for free, as well as additional content, please subscribe and/or visit our website.

Sinobabble: The Chinese History Podcast
Sinobabble: The Chinese History Podcast

Sinobabble: The Chinese History Podcast

A relaxing, educational podcast covering China’s modern history, current events, and academic analyses of China’s politics, society, and culture in a variety of mini-series. Starting with the history of the 20th century, this podcast aims to explore all facets of the history of China, from the major events to the smallest local changes, to give you a full picture of the development of one of the world’s most powerful nations. As the series develops, we will discuss Chinese art, religion, politics, culture, and economics, bringing the country’s past to life.

If you’re more interested in modern China, stay tuned for the modern China series where we talk about how the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) exercises control, makes people disappear, and encourages loyalty. We also get on the ground and talk to the people of Hong Kong about their recent experiences with the protests in the territory in .

Releasing 4 episodes per year.

The History of China Podcast by Dorm Room History
The History of China Podcast by Dorm Room History

The History of China

Dorm Room History’s Eric Andresen brings a new look to the history of China. A weekly show that traces China from the beginning to modern times.

Barbarians at the Gate Podcast
Barbarians at the Gate Podcast

Barbarians at the Gate

A semi-serious deep dive into Chinese history and culture broadcast from Beijing and hosted by Jeremiah Jenne and David Moser. Usually about one episode per quarter.

The Chronicler Podcast
The Chronicler Podcast

The Chronicler

A podcast about Chinese history in a more fun and engaging way. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Silk and Steel Podcast
Silk and Steel Podcast

Silk And Steel Podcast

Weekly discussion on China and Silk Road, history, culture and current events
The Chinese History Podcast
The Chinese History Podcast

The Chinese History Podcast

We are a group of Chinese history PhD students looking to make Chinese history more accessible to the general public. Our podcast will cover a broad range of topics in Chinese history or topics related to Chinese history in both the premodern and the modern periods. Our content will be composed of both interviews with scholars and individually narrated episodes on selected topics.

Why We Love the Song Dynasty Podcast
Why We Love the Song Dynasty Podcast

Why We Love the Song Dynasty

A limited audio series by China Plus.

Exploring the history and charm of one of China’s most fascinating dynasties. Meeting its rulers, artists, poets and people in the streets. Discovering its artistic, social and scientific treasures that have shaped the way we all live today.

Why we Love the Tang Dynasty Podcast
Why we Love the Tang Dynasty Podcast

Why We Love the Tang Dynasty

A limited audio series by China Plus.

Exploring the history and charm of the Tang Dynasty, and attempting to discover how, at its height, it became possibly the most prosperous, inter-connected and innovative country in the world, with a rich and influential legacy that survives even to this day.

Chinese Characters Podcast

Chinese Characters

This Podcast is no longer Live. However, there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

Series of essays exploring Chinese history through the life stories of key personalities. Brought to you by the BBC.

China: As History is my Witness Podcast
China: As History is my Witness Podcast

China: As History Is My Witness

This Podcast is no longer Live. However there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

Carrie Gracie, of the BBC, presents a series exploring what ten great lives from Chinese history reveal about China today.

Song Dynasty to Contemporary China Podcast
Song Dynasty to Contemporary China Podcast

Song Dynasty (960 – 1279) to Contemporary China

This Podcast is no longer Live. However there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

The Asian Art Museum and the Society for Asian Art present a lecture series which proceeds chronologically from the Song dynasty () to China’s vibrant contemporary art scene.

Lectures showcase the collection of the Asian Art Museum and reveal how the museum’s masterpieces can deepen our understanding of Chinese culture, history, religion and the role of global interchanges.

This popular series coincides with the second year of the three-year training program for museum docents.

Beyond Huaxia: A College History of China and Japan Podcast
Beyond Huaxia: A College History of China and Japan Podcast

Beyond Huaxia: A College History of China and Japan

This Podcast is no longer Live. However there is still a collection of great content to be enjoyed.

A college history of China and East Asia, minus debt, dorms, and diplomas.

Hosted by Justin M. Jacobs, professor of history at American University.

Herbert A. Giles | China and the Chinese
Herbert A. Giles | China and the Chinese

China and the Chinese
Audio Book

This is an Audio Book, so it’s obviously no longer live. But it’s packed with goodness…

Herbert Allen Giles [yes, the same as in Wade-Giles Romanization system] () spent several years as a diplomat in China and in was appointed Cambridge University second professor of Chinese.

His published works cover Chinese language and literature, history and philosophy.

This series of lectures, published as “China and the Chinese,” was given at Columbia University in , to mark the establishment of a Chinese professorship there.

The lectures were not intended for the specialist, more to urge a wider and more systematic study of China and its culture, and to encourage new students into the field. While many of the observations are just as relevant today, others will remind us how much China has changed since the period of the Manchu Qing dynasty in which he wrote. 

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