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From Imperialist Britain's divisive British rule to independence in India and on to the beauty of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, it is hoped these articles will inspire abiding interest in the history and culture of Asia. Articles range, from fascinating biographical pieces through to all aspects of history of the region, the Vietnamese and Korean Wars and development of the post-war economies and infrastructures.

General Matthew B Ridgway’s Korean War

US President Truman was preparing to abandon Korea when the NKPA invaded poorly armed South Korea triggering the 3-year UN led Korean war. General Matthew...

Patriotic Flora of North Korea: Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia

North Korea is an enigma to Western observers, but the stories of its national flowers offer a small insight into the country's idiosyncrasies. The Democratic...

20th Century History – The Korean War: 1950 War in Korea Begins Cold War...

The agreements of World War II were challenged in Korea. Start of the Korean War one marker of official start of Cold War Hostility...

North Korea During the 1990s: The Hermit Kingdom Struggles to Feed Population

North Korea was a country in disarray during the 1990s, shorn of Soviet support the Pyongyang regime struggled to feed its population. During the 1990s...

North Korea After the Cold War: Pyongyang Struggles to Adapt to New World Order

At the end of the Cold War North Korea's future looked bleak. The secretive regime, though nominally self-sufficient, was in reality heavily reliant on...

The Cawnpore Massacre 1857

The horrific massacre of European men, women, and children during the Indian Mutiny represented the worst aspects of warfare and provoked fierce reprisals. Cawnpore, modern...

Angkor Wat – The Capital of the Mighty Khmer Empire

Angkor Wat is one of the great achievements of humanity. It is a complex of temples and palaces and related buildings located in modern...

Heian Period (794-1185)

Epoch of the history of Japan, dating from the establishment of the new imperial capital at Heian-kyo (modern Kyoto) in 794, ending the Nara...

Where Was Genghis Khan Buried?: The Mysterious Resting Place of the World’s Greatest Conqueror

Genghis Khan was the world's greatest conqueror. Yet his resting place remains undiscovered, despite numerous attempts to find it. Why was there such a...

Nara Period (710-794)

Early period of the history of Japan, characterized by the building of a new national capital and the consolidation of a centralized state. In...
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