Thursday, February 2, 2023

Asian History

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.

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...

French Exploration of the Mekong River: The de Lagree and Garnier Expedition 1866-1868

The Mekong River cuts a mighty swathe through Cambodia and Vietnam. Yet its impressive width and fertile banks both impress and mislead. The river...

Effects of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905

The first war of the 20th Century resulted in a stronger Japan, revolution in Tsarist Russia, and United States efforts to create an...

Hitler and Indian Independance

Hitler met Bose in 1941 and he agreed to help him achieve his goal of Independence from the English rule. Adolf Hitler is an enigma....

Impact of Japanese Occupation in the Philippines: Considering Effects of World War II on...

The Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, which only ended in 1945, was overall a catalyst to the nationalistic movements among region’s nations as well...

The Mayaguez Fiasco

The Mayaguez incident was the only engagement between U.S. forces and the Khmer Rouge. Just two weeks after the Vietnam War the U.S. were...

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...

The Spread of Indian Culture in Early South East Asia

The Indians when they learned to navigate by water began to spread their cultural influence throughout Early South East Asia. The first civilizations that Indian...

Vietnam Declares Independence: September 2, 1945

Vietnam lost her independence on August 25, 1883, after decades of resistance to Europeans, when the court at Hue recognized French protectorate in Tonkin...

Lady on the River: A Brief History of Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has been around for seven hundred years, serving as a hub for trade, politics, and the rich culture of northern Thailand. Here's...