Episode 31: The Decline of Han

The Han Dynasty has slipped into a malaise that seems difficult to pull out of. Emperor Yuan is an indecisive Confucianist, his successor Cheng an impotent and free-spending hedonist, and Ai a flamboyant grandma’s boy who will try to bequeath the entire Empire to his male lover Dong Xian, with less than successful results. Is this the end for Han?

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One thought on “Episode 31: The Decline of Han

  1. This entire podcast should’ve been accompanied by the Bonnie Tyler song “Holding Out For a Hero”. Don’t worry, Ancient China; Wang Mang is on his way to claiming power soon😀. We just need to hold out a little bit longer.😉

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