Episode 28: The Sino-Xiongnu War

Tensions between the Han and Xiongnu Empires boil over into full-scale war after decades of humiliation at the hands of the northern horse-lords.  When the traditional methods of neutralizing Xiongnu power fails, Emperor Wu must turn to a new generation of strategists to turn the Xiongnu’s own strength against them: cavalry.

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2 thoughts on “Episode 28: The Sino-Xiongnu War

  1. Hello, what is the source of the beautiful battle image you have put at the top of this page? We are trying to find a high res copy of it. Thank you.

    1. Hi there! It’s actually been so long that I don’t remember where I originally pulled the img from… from for my look arund right now, mine seems to be the highest-res one there is… somehow! Here’s my own source img: https://thehistoryofchina.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/xiongnumodversion.jpg

      Regardless, if you’d like to run an img search you can look up the following: Han-Xiongnu War, Sino-Xiongnu War, 汉雄战争, Battle of Hexi Corridor, 河西战役

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