Friday, March 1, 2024

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.

The Japanese, Subhas Bose and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The Andaman islands were occupied by the Japanese. It was a tortous occupation with large scale massacres. Bose grieviously erred in siding with Japanese The...

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...

Ancient Relations Between Sri Lanka and Laos

With a population of a little over six million, the Lao People's Democratic Republic in south east Asia is still an idyllic country. With...

The Bataan Death March: The Beast of Bataan Blamed for Atrocities in Philippines

Japanese General Masaharu Homma Defeats American and Philippine forces and earns the name "Beast of Bataan" and Takes the Rap for the Infamous Bataan...

Ang Yi: Chinese Secret Societies in Siam

There have been Chinese secret societies in existence for many centuries. Whenever there has been injustice or misery, Chinese people have gathered together quietly...

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...

Joanna Lumley, Much Loved British Actress: Born in Kashmir, 1946

Joanna Lumley may not have served in the British Army but she showed true grit when she campaigned on behalf of Gurkha rights to...

Dakini: Sensual Dancers of Divinity

The dakini is one of many female divinities to be found within Buddhist thought. The dakini is particularly prevalent in Vajrayana Buddhism, which is...

Shinto (Japanese, “way of the gods”)

Japanese indigenous religion of central importance in Japanese culture and history from the earliest times. As intimately bound up with its associated national character...

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...