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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.

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...

Pirates of the Malacca Strait

The Malacca Strait, in South East Asia, has been frequented by pirates for hundreds of years. The Malacca Strait, which runs between Malaysia and...

History of the Spanish Language in the Philippines

The Spanish language, whilst not always being the most spoken language in the Philippines, has been an integral part of Filipino society for...

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...

Royal Consecration: Becoming a King in Ancient India

In a civilization as intensely spiritual and complex as that of ancient India, no event as important as consecrating a new King could not...

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...

Patriotic Flora of North Korea: Kimilsungia and Kimjongilia

North Korea is an enigma to Western observers, but the stories of its national flowers offer a small insight into the country's idiosyncrasies. The Democratic...

North Korea During the 1990s: The Hermit Kingdom Struggles to Feed Population

North Korea was a country in disarray during the 1990s, shorn of Soviet support the Pyongyang regime struggled to feed its population. During the 1990s...

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...

French Exploration of the Mekong River: The de Lagree and Garnier Expedition 1866-1868

The Mekong River cuts a mighty swathe through Cambodia and Vietnam. Yet its impressive width and fertile banks both impress and mislead. The river...
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