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Those Laszlo Montgomery lectures are absolutely brilliant. I listened to the eight podcasts about the Cultural Revolution. Will look into some of the others later. Thanks for the tip.

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Scandinavian

I second that the podcasts are great. Have started to work my way through them from episode 1 (although like abcdefg I was tempted to skip straight to the Cultural Revolution)

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character

I enjoy the China History Podcast and Sinica as well. People should be aware that the hosts (and guests on Sinica) have strong personalities and points of view, so don't expect perfectly unbiased and balanced discussion of events. I'm not in any way saying that's bad.

I also like some of the podcasts from RTHK: Podcast Station

Particularly, the Newswrap and Hong Kong History with Paul Harrison ones.

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slyrabbit

I second the RTHK Podcasts - I also only just discovered Laszlo Montgomery, awesome stuff!

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xuexiansheng

Another favorite China related podcast is "In Our Time" by Melvyn Bragg on BBC 4. They are all excellent, he's an amazing host. It is frightening how many different subjects he tackles week to week. Some China related ones:

History-

Warring States Period

Confucius

Genghis Khan

Tea

Taiping Rebellion

The Silk Road

The Opium Wars

The Great Wall of China

The Boxer Rebellion

The An Lushan Rebellion

Philosophy-

The Han Synthesis

Daoism

I haven't listened to the entire archive, if I miss any please post them.

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xuexiansheng

Another good IOT podcast to add to the china-related list:

The Needham Question

 

update: 01/13/16

 

found one I missed working through 'History'

 

Sources of early Chinese History

 

update: 11/28/16

 

found another one with a Chinese related subject

 

The Battle of Talas

 

update: 1/23/20 After a long break, In Our Time is back!

 

Li Shizhen

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Shelley

There is this- China: as history is my witness.

It is also available on iTunes.

I haven't listened to them all yet but they seem quite good.

Wide range of subjects:)

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count_zero

> Does anyone else have favorite china related podcasts (in Chinese or English) on iTunes that they would recommend?

Well, someone might be interested in this.

http://www.thatsmags.com/beijing/blog/view/14284

Thanks for checking out our inaugural That's Beijing Podcast!

This month our editor-in-chief, Rob Foyle Hunwick, and our arts editor, James Tiscione, sat down for a chat with guests Brendan O'Kane and Linda Jaivin.

As well as light-hearted look at some of the recent stories making the headlines in China, we spoke to these two experienced writers and sinologists about their work translating various forms of media from Chinese into English.

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imron
Well, someone might be interested in this.

That was an interesting podcast. Edit: And the Joyce vs Chinglish test they mentioned is brilliant.

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xuexiansheng

@count_zero- Thanks, I'll check it out!

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count_zero

The Joyce vs Chinglish skit was a bit awkward though because Linda Jaivin, despite translating Chinese into English for a living, was completely unable to tell the difference and was laughing nervously about it.

There's a definite kind of pathos for when an intelligent person is really bad at something.

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imron

The skit was average but the concept and the full test (linked above) is an inspired idea.

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dragonboy

Another favorite China related podcast is "In Our Time" by Melvyn Bragg on BBC 4. They are all excellent, he's an amazing host. It is frightening how many different subjects he tackles week to week. Some China related ones:
History-
Warring States Period
Confucius
Genghis Khan
Tea
Taiping Rebellion
The Silk Road
The Opium Wars
The Great Wall of China
The Boxer Rebellion
The An Lushan Rebellion
Philosophy-
The Han Synthesis
Daoism

I haven't listened to the entire archive, if I miss any please post them.

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gato

Looks like a duplicate post. Did you also post as "xuexiansheng" earlier in the thread?

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roddy

More likely someone copying and pasting posts in an attempt to get past moderation.

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xuexiansheng

@gato- nope, that isn't me. Looks like a cut a paste of my earlier post on these podcasts.

 

Ah! dragonboy is polluting my thread!

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xuexiansheng

Lazlo Montgomery was recently on Sinica podcast to discuss his History of China podcast. A nice fusion of two of my favorites.

 

Sinica Podcast

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roddy

Well it tempted you to post on here again after a six month absence - stick around!

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