Thursday, February 29, 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.

Vietnam’s Path to Independence: Another Southeast Asian Nation Sheds Colonial Rule

Despite Vietnam's declaration of independence after World War II, it was thirty years later before it was finally free of foreign influence upon reunification...

Historic Centre of Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Today Uzbekistan has a population of around 27.5 million, mainly Uzbek people. Other ethnic groups include: Russians, Tajiks, Kazakh and Tartars. The country is...

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...

Avicenna

"Medicine is a science from which one learns the states of the human body with respect to what is healthy and what is not,...

The First Fall of the Mongols

Ilkhanate was part of the Mongol Empire which stretched west to what is now Georgia and Armenia, east to Pakistan, south to the southern...

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...

The U.S. Was Involved in Vietnam Before There Was a Vietnam

The area known later as Vietnam was called Indochina before the formation of Vietnam in 1954. It was a French colony before and after...

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...

The Chinese in Southeast Asia: Generations Migrate for a Better Life

Chinese have been migrating to Southeast Asia for centuries. The thirteenth century diplomat Zhou Daguan, during an official visit to the Angkor Empire of...

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...