Friday, 22 April 2011
The Three Kingdoms - China History Podcast Laszlo Montgomery
I haven't got through that many of these podcasts yet, but this is far the most confusing one so far. The period covered is sixty years in the third century when China split into three competing kingdoms. This podcast is the story of that competition between them. One of the things that Lazslo does is give the Chinese names an authentic pronunciation. This is good most of the time but in this case it makes a difficult situation even worse. But we get through it in the end. At least we only have to listen to a podcast of it not actually live through it.
I wouldn't recommend this particular episode as an introduction to this series, but I think the fault lies with the period. But as the aim is the whole history of China I suppose you have to take the rough with the smooth.