China Vintage Hour
By Laszlo Montgomery
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Transport yourself to the Qing Dynasty where Laszlo Montgomery delivers eyewitness accounts from travelers and explorers who visited China and wrote about what they saw. A lot has changed since the 1800's. But not everything.
||CleanS1E07-Last of Robert Fortune's Visit to the Tea Countries||It's been all Robert Fortune since we launched the China Vintage Hour way back when. I'm anxious to move on to some other great stuff. So let's finish off Robert Fortune's travels in China for a while. We can always come back to hear...||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E06-More of Robert Fortune's Visit to the Tea Countries of China||Before we leave Mr. Robert Fortune behind, there are still one or two more episodes worth of gems to include in these vintage passages from 1840's-1850's. In today's story he's off and running...making his way through Zhejiang province, on his...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E05-More of Robert Fortune's Wanderings and a Visit to the Tea Country||In this episode we're going to finish off with some excerpts from Fortune's first book. This first effort by RF, "Wanderings Through the Northern Provinces of China" garnered him a lot of shine and attention. About midway into this episode we'll dust...||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E04 - Robert Fortune's Wanderings in China Part 4||In this excerpt from Robert Fortunes first best-selling book we hear about his first encounter with tea in China, the thing for which he is best remembered. Up until this point, very little was known in the West about how China turned raw leaves...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E03-Robert Fortune's Wanderings in China Part 3||RF really lets it all hang out in this episode with his thoughts and opinions about Buddhism, the local Chinese and the future prospects of Christianity in China. You can really tell from this episode, China wasn't the safest place for...||12/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E02-Robert Fortune's Wanderings in China Part 2||Laszlo continues on with more of Robert Fortune's romps through Zhoushan, Shanghai and Zhejiang Province during his 1843-1846 visit to China on behalf of the London (later Royal) Horticultural Society. The new treaty ports have hardly been open...||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS1E01-Robert Fortune's Wanderings in China Part 1||Welcome to the inaugural episode of the China Vintage Hour. Robert Fortune’s adventures were covered previously in the China History Podcast’s 10-Part History of Tea Series. In this episode today we read excerpts from Fortune’s first...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to the China Vintage Hour||Teacup Media is proud to launch a new show featuring material taken from antiquarian travel literature from the 18th and 19th centuries. Join Laszlo Montgomery each episode with interesting and often amusing observations made by Western...||11/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Really fun romp through China of old
I've been listening to this podcast since its inception, and just love the yarns that host Laszlo Montgomery spins. In this show, he reads selections from the diaries/books of western explorers who were romping around the Middle Kingdom back in the day -- mostly the 19th century. The stories are fascinating and the delivery is wonderful. Highly recommend this, as well as his other shows: The China History Podcast and the Chinese Sayings Podcast.