Southern California-based Laszlo Montgomery is the creator and presenter of the China History Podcast. Montgomery began studying Mandarin and Chinese history in 1979 at the University of Illinois. For twenty-five years, he has worked for China consumer product manufacturers, helping them build market shares in the U.S. Part of his China career brought him to Hong Kong for nine years beginning in 1989. Usually the sole Westerner in the Chinese company, Montgomery learned early on the benefits and importance of building bridges and appreciating the good things about China and Chinese culture.

After receiving inspiration from the early pioneers of the history podcasting genre, Montgomery launched the China History Podcast in June 2010, about the same time as the first Sinica Podcast. From his home in Claremont, California, he produces a steady flow of podcast episodes that introduce topics from Chinese history covering the most ancient and mythical times to the present day.

Montgomery divides his time between writing and producing the China History Podcast from Claremont, California and advising Chinese companies in the U.S.

Last Updated: April 1, 2014

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