Tuesday, February 27, 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.

Oz’s Batavia Shipwreck slaughter: The dark tale of a mad Dutchman on the Houtman-Abrolhos...

Whilst Captain Cook is the man credited with discovering Australia, the Englishman was merely following up on the explorations of others. It is thought...

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,...

North Korea: Why The Country Sees An Enemy In The World

To the world's condemnation of its firing of artillery onto a South Korean island on 23 November 2010 North Korean leaders provided a muted...

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...

The Trung Sisters and Vietnam’s First Resistance

Attempts by the Han Chinese to control or at least dominate Vietnam have been taking place for some 2,000 years. Vietnam offers a gateway...

Pakistan’s FATA and KP History

Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), and its Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) region are breeding grounds for worldwide terrorism and militancy. The FATA and KP history have...

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...

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...

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...

The Defeat of the LTTE and the Indian Hand

To understand the genesis of the LTTE- Sinhala conflict, one has to have a look at the history of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) for...