[Podcast] A death on Coal Hill


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By 1644, the Ming dynasty’s Chongzhen emperor faced multiple pandemics, invasion, two internal rebellions, persistent drought, widespread famine, and economic collapse. On Coal Hill that April, he surveyed what had become of his empire one last time.

Read the article by James Carter:  https://supchina.com/2022/04/20/a-death-on-coal-hill/

Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet.

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