Sunday, August 14, 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.

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...

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...

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...

The Role of Ho Chi Minh in International and Vietnamese History

Ho Chi Minh was a determined, powerful individual who strived to achieve his goals of unification and independence for Vietnam. The events leading to...

The Indianization of Ancient Cambodia

In the early centuries of the Common Era (long before the unification of the Khmer Empire) the people of the Mekong Delta region “deliberately...

Cambodia’s 9 Most Important Public Holiday Celebrations

The people of most countries in the world celebrate special holidays to commemorate historical events. This article looks at 9 important Cambodian holidays. One way...

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...

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...

Employment Conditions in the Philippines Under Colonial Rule

Many parts of the world were under colonial rule, as Europe’s industrialization spread across continents during the 17th century. The Spaniards governed the Philippines...

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...