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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.

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...

General Matthew B Ridgway’s Korean War

US President Truman was preparing to abandon Korea when the NKPA invaded poorly armed South Korea triggering the 3-year UN led Korean war. General Matthew...

Creation of the Thai Working Class: Class Structure In Siam and Thailand

One of the reasons that the Communist Party of Thailand (CPT) failed to emulate its comrades in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in effecting a...

The Golden Horde, c.1225-1502: The Mongol Empire in Russia and Central Asia

The Golden Horde brought domination of Central Asia and Russia and the Islamicisation of its people. What was this state and how did the...

Impact of Japanese Occupation in the Philippines: Considering Effects of World War II on...

The Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia, which only ended in 1945, was overall a catalyst to the nationalistic movements among region’s nations as well...

The Cawnpore Massacre 1857

The horrific massacre of European men, women, and children during the Indian Mutiny represented the worst aspects of warfare and provoked fierce reprisals. Cawnpore, modern...

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...

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...

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 Achievement of Communism in East Asia

In recent years, it has become common to dismiss the values and achievements of communist states, even as the economic disasters that have occurred...
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