Wiser World

A brief, concise history of China from 1972 to 2022.

Show Notes

A brief, concise history of China from 1972 to 2022.
  • Deng Xiaoping leadership, Four Modernizations 
  • Economic reform, Special Economic Zones 
  • Tiananmen Square, 1989
  • Hong Kong returns to China 
  • 90s - 2010s general basics 
  • 2014 Umbrella Revolution
  • Uyghur Genocide 
  • Censorship
  • Chinese militarization of man made islands, military potential 
  • Disappearances 
  • Chinese yuan 
  • + more 
Note: I pronounced the Chinese currency "yuan" incorrectly. It is supposed to be pronounced something like "you-en". 

Additional Learning: 
One Perspective: This podcast episode on disappearances in China
Frontline Documentary on Tank Man

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Song credit: "Heart of Indonesia" by mjmusics 

What is Wiser World?

Did you forget everything from your world history class, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.

Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events. The goal? Re-build your foundation of world knowledge so you can be a more informed and confident critical thinker when it comes to foreign affairs.