Sunday, March 3, 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 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....

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...

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...

Imelda Marcos’s Obsessions: Marcos’s Desires for Beauty and Power

Imelda Marcos's obsession with beauty and fashion has dominated her whole life. The former First Lady was called the Marie-Antoinette of the twentieth century. She...

Arranged Marriage – Reality or Myth

Arranged marriage has been an important part of the Indian culture since time. Westerns are often amazed at the idea of getting married to...