The Story of Asia

The Story of Asia

9 Episodes

The story of Asia goes back many centuries, and has a rich history. Join us and learn some of those stories. Make sure to follow @DragonHistorian (

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The Story of Asia
  • First Opium War- Modern East Asia

    Episode 1

    In which we learn about the First Opium War, when China faced off with an industrialized Western power for the first time. It did not go well.

  • Taiping Rebellion- Modern East Asia

    Episode 2

    In which we learned about the Taiping Rebellion, one of the deadliest wars in world history.

  • Second Opium War- Modern East Asia

    Episode 3

    In which we learn about the Second Opium War, part two of the Opium Wars series. It was somehow even less fun than the first one.

  • The Meiji Restoration- Modern East Asia

    Episode 4

    In which we learn about the Meiji Restoration, a period of Japanese history in the late 1800s when Japan quickly modernized and stood shoulder to shoulder with the West.

  • The Shogunate- History of Japan

    Episode 5

    A brief history of the Shogunate system of Japan.

  • Decline of Joseon Korea

    Episode 6

    See how the Joseon dynasty of Korea (1392 - 1910) went from a prosperous nation that led Korea through its golden age to a broken nation ridden with poverty and corruption.

  • History of China - The Jin (Jurchen) Dynasty

    Episode 7

    The Jīn dynasty was a medieval Sincized empire that ruled Manchuria and Northern China in the 12th and 13th centuries. It was founded by the Jurchen or Jušen people, Tungusic hunter-gatherers of Manchuria.

  • Rise and Fall of the Tang Dynasty

    Episode 8

    The Tang dynasty (618-907), representing a golden age in Chinese history, was a great empire of military might, cultural richness, and flourishing commerce. Its capital and structure of government would be envied by many and copied by successors and even neighbors for centuries to come, and the T...

  • Pre-Imperial Period of China - Every Year

    Episode 9

    Everybody knows that Qin Shihuang was the first emperor of China, and that his Qin dynasty, along with its successor, the Han dynasty, laid the foundation for Chinese imperial tradition. But what happened in China during the thousands of years which preceded Qin Shihuang's historic ascension to t...