#265 - Qing 10: Zeelandia Has Fallen
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by Chris Stewart
1w ago
Koxinga takes Taiwan by storm, forcing the Dutch East India Company off the island for good, and heralding the dawn of Chinese rule over that overseas outpost. Time Period Covered: 1661-1664 CE Major Historical Figures: Southern Ming Loyalists [Xiamen, Fujian]: Zheng Chenggong (Koxinga), Lord of the Imperial Surname [1624-1662] Yang Ying, Court Revenue Officer & Recordkeeper Dutch East India Co. (VOC) [Ft. Zeelandia, Taiwan]: He Tingbin, Headman & translator Cornelius Caesar [Governor, 1651-1656] Frederick Coyett [Governor, 1656-1662] Hermanus Clenk van Odesse [Governor-select, dispat ..read more
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Dagon
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by Chris Stewart
2M ago
by H.P. Lovecraft Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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#262 - Qing 7: Triple-Colonization
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by Chris Stewart
2M ago
Though the Japanese bow out of the race for Taiwan with the establishment of the Sakoku "Closed Country" laws, the Spanish set up shot on the northern shore in an effort to stymie Dutch efforts at Ft. Zeelandia in the south. Of course you realize this means war. And surely the Chinese must be around here somewhere, right? Also, there will be rice... and sugar. Time Period Covered: ~1630-1643 CE Major Historical Figures: Dutch East India Co./ Ft. Zeelandia: Governor Hans Putmans Iberian Union/Santissama Trinidad /Manila: King Philip II Luis Perez Dasmariñas, Governor of Manila Hurtado de Cor ..read more
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#261 - Qing 6: Taiwan Incognita, Pt. 2
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by Chris Stewart
3M ago
Events on the high seas and islands alike reach a fevered pitch as the Dutch, Japan, China, and Portugal all vie for profit and supremacy over Taiwan and its lucrative trade. Meanwhile - call them what you will (because it's hard to keep track - but the "independent merchants" or "pirate lords" ... sometimes even turned government agents keep looking to exploit every opportunity to enrich themselves while avoiding the noose. Take what you can, give nothin' back! Timeframe Covered: ca. 1600-1639 Major Historical Figures: Dutch East India Company/Batavia/Ft. Zeelandia: Capt. Elie Ripon Pieter ..read more
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#260 - Qing 5: Taiwan Incognita, Pt. 1
The History of China
by Chris Stewart
3M ago
Pirates! Headhunters! Samurai! The Dutch! Every day's high-stakes adventure on the island everyone's totally ignored until the 1600s! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Strange Tales VIII.5: The Cask of Amontillado
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by Chris Stewart
4M ago
Nemo me impune lacessit. In pace requiescat! by: Edgar Allen Poe, 1846 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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#259 - Qing 4: Dorgon's Domination, Death, & Downfall
The History of China
by Chris Stewart
4M ago
Prince Regent Dorgon of Great Qing is riding high, at the height of his majesty, power, and untouchability. Why, he's even starting to think of himself as more of the ruler than the 6-year-old emperor who is his charge. Those are mighty fine wings you've got there, Icarus... Time Period Covered: 1646-1651 CE Major Historical Actors: Qing: The Shunzhi Emperor (Fulin) [r. 1663-1661] Prince Dorgon, Regent of Great Qing [1612-1650] Ajige, Prince Ying of the First Rank [1605-1651] Dodo, Prince of Yu [1614-1649] Bolo, Prince Duanzhong [1613-1652] Hong Chengchou [1593-1665] Jirgalang, Prince Zheng ..read more
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#258 - Strange Tales VIII: Beyond the Veil
The History of China
by Chris Stewart
5M ago
A panoply of season spookiness for your yearly, ear-ly shocks and delights! 0:00:44 - "The Secrets of Hanlin Academy" - Old haunts have many mysteries contained within, some best left alone... 0:04:55 - "Meat Vegetables" - You are what you eat... 0:08:30 - "The Appearance of the Sha" - Sometimes they come back... 0:16:10 - "What Qi Becomes" - ... And sometimes they want more than what you're willing to give... 0:21:02 - "That Which Remains" - Justice is swiftly forgotten; injustice frequently lasts beyond the grave... 0:25:05 - "A Conversation With a Friend About the End of Things" - What do ..read more
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Special - Mid-Autumn Festival: Fly Me to The Moon
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by Chris Stewart
5M ago
A brief history of Mid-Autumn Festival, and the tale of Hou Yi the Archer & the Ten Suns, and Chang'e & the Moon Fill my heart with song, and let me sing forever more You are all I long for, all I worship and adore Sources: Barlett, Scarlett. The Mythology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Tales. Masaka, Mori. “Restoring the ‘Epic of Hou Yi’” in Asian Folklore Studies, vol. 52, no. 5. Yang, Lihui, Demin An, and Jessica Anderson Turner. Handbook of Chinese Mythology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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#257 - Qing 3: Lose Your Hair, Or Lose Your Head
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by Chris Stewart
5M ago
Manchu occupation of the lands south of the Yangtze River proceed smoothly... right up until Prince Dorgon is convinced by some of his advisors that everyone needs a haircut. Within Southern Ming, multiple princes vie for power - such as it it - at pretty much the worst possible time to be having a throne-fight. Time Period Covered: 1645-1646 CE Major Historical Actors: Qing: Prince Dorgon, Regent of Great Qing [1612-1650] Dodo, Prince of Yu [1614-1649] Bolo, Prince Duanzhong [1613-1652] Hong Chengchou [1593-1665] Southern Ming: Zhu Yujian, Prince of Tang/Longwu Emperor [1602-1646] Zhu Yiha ..read more
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