Sunday, October 2, 2022

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.

Royal Consecration: Becoming a King in Ancient India

In a civilization as intensely spiritual and complex as that of ancient India, no event as important as consecrating a new King could not...

Early Life of Genghis Khan: Birthplace, Background and Biography

Genghis Khan (1162–1227) was the founder and Khagan (Emperor) of the Mongol Empire. After his death, the Mongol Empire became the largest in human...

Creation of the Thai Working Class: Class Structure In Siam and Thailand

One of the reasons that the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) failed to emulate its comrades in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in effecting a...

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...

Tracing the Rise of Nationalism in Indonesia: An Important Period of Indonesian History

Nationalism has many definitions, but it is broadly the increasing desire of a people to determine their identity, lifestyle and destiny for themselves. For...

The Tai Ahom Kingdom of Assam

Tai peoples had been migrating southwards from southern China in large numbers from at least as early as the C7th CE and possibly earlier....

Direct and Indirect Rule in Southeast Asia: Definitions and Significance of Colonialist Ruling Methods

Direct and indirect rule is a significant concept in Southeast Asian colonial history. It refers to the method of rule that colonial powers practiced...

The Voyages of Admiral Cheng Ho

In the ancient and medieval worlds, the Chinese were intrepid sailors. Their junks traveled the eastern oceans and were of a size and splendour...

Common Factors in Southeast Asian Development: Shared Experiences of Southeast Asian Nations

The Southeast Asian region, located north of Australia, south of China, and east of India, and comprising the nations Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia,...

Srivijaya: The First Indonesian State

The Indonesian archipelago consists of more than 13,500 islands and some 300 ethnic groups. With this great diversity and the difficulty in communications across...