The Fall and Rise of China, Richard Baum


A series of 48 half-hour lectures covering China from the mid-19th century through to the current day. Excellent, and very much worth the length. Baum is a compelling narrator, who knows how to tell good character-driven stories in ways that help you process the bigger picture.

I knew embarrassingly little about the details of 20th century China, so it may be that if you’re more generally informed already you won’t get as much from the lectures as I did.

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