Barbarians at the Gate

A semi-serious deep dive into Chinese history and culture broadcast from Beijing and hosted by rogue historian Jeremiah Jenne and writer James Palmer. We’ll pick a topic and then explore that subject over four episodes released every other Tuesday.

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Website
http://granitestudio.org
Description
History. Culture. Travel.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-09-25 21:57
last episode published
2016-09-15 04:12
publication frequency
23.54 days
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Explicit
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Number of Episodes
5
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Society & Culture History

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
15.09.2016

Barbarians at the Gate Podcast: Are the Kids Alright?

Joining Jeremiah in this episode is Alec Ash, author of the book Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China to look at three of youth movements from the 20th century: The May Fourth/New Culture Era, the Cultural Revolution, and the 1980s.The postBarbarian...
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3.08.2016

Barbarians at the Gate Podcast: Yaqub Beg and the Provincializing of Western China

Jeremiah and James look at the life and times of Yaqub Beg (1820-1877) and what his legacy means for Beijing's relationship with Western China and Central Asia today.The postBarbarians at the Gate Podcast: Yaqub Beg and the Provincializing of Western ...
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13.07.2016

Barbarians at the Gate Podcast: China’s territorial claims on the rocks in the South China Sea

Jeremiah and James talk about the implications of the decision at the Hague, the reaction here in Beijing, and the use (and abuses) of history in establishing contemporary territorial claims.The postBarbarians at the Gate Podcast: China’s territorial c...
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30.06.2016

Barbarians at the Gate Podcast: Keeping up with the Khitans

In this episode of Barbarians at the Gate, James and Jeremiah discuss the history of the Khitans, their empire and their legacy with a little help from the Godfather Trilogy and Dragon Barbie from Game of Thrones.The postBarbarians at the Gate Podcast:...
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13.06.2016

Barbarians at the Gate Podcast: A couple of characters talking about Chinese characters

David Moser (Beijing Capital Normal University, Sinica Podcast) and Brendan O'Kane (Paper Republic, University of Pennsylvania) join Jeremiah to discuss David's new book, A Billion Voices, the history of language reform and national unity in China, the...
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