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  1. Asian History: Yunnan

    Yunnan is the southernmost province of China. It is a large area, where China truly meets Southeast ...
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  2. Asian History: The Battle of Tarim Basin

    The lands of Central Asia have long appeared to be somewhat more attractive to would-be conquerors than ...
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  3. Asian History: Migration in Southeast Asia

    Throughout known history, people have been migrating into and across Southeast Asia. Bands of people ...
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  4. Asian History: The Koguryo War

    Korea was for many centuries known as the Hermit Kingdom, since it prevented anyone entering or leaving ...
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  5. Asian History: Aceh

    Freedom fighters or terrorists? It is often difficult to be sure. Political, religious and ethnic history ...
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  6. Asian History: The Younghusband Mission to Tibet

    Tibet at the end of the nineteenth century was one of the last great unexplored regions of the world. ...
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  7. Asian History: The Grand Canal

    It is not always appreciated that China is one of if not the most ethnically diverse countries in ...
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  8. Asian History: Dien Bien Phu

    Vietnam is now engaged with celebrating the 60th anniversary of the battle of Dien Bien Phu, which is ...
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  9. Asian History: On Historiography

    Historiography refers to the principles and practices relating to the writing of history, whether by ...
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  10. Asian History: Pak Moon Dam and Water Management in Thailand

    The history of economic development in Thailand is littered with examples of environmental development ...
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  11. Asian History: Uncle Ho

    Uncle Ho as the Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh came to be called is one of the most distinctive figures ...
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  12. Asian History: Marco Polo

    Marco Polo is one of the most famous European travelers to the Far East. His tales of the exoticism ...
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  13. Asian History: Kuan Yin: Goddess of Mercy and Compassion

    Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and Compassion, is worshipped throughout many parts of East Asia, wherever ...
  14. Asian History: Luchuan

    Maps sometimes do not tell the whole story. Just because an area appears to be within the borders of ...
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  15. Asian History: The White Lotus Society

    China has been beset by rebellions for thousands of years. In many cases, the rebellions are instigated ...
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  16. Asian History: The Ryukyu Islands

    When Saigo Takamori, the so-called Last Samurai, was exiled to Amami of the Ryukyu Islands, he was exiled ...
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  17. Asian History: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

    When Tokugawa Ieyasu became the shogun of Japan in 1603, he established a dynasty that proved itself ...
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  18. Asian History: A Brief Introduction to Insurrections in Early Thailand

    As part of mainland Southeast Asia, the territory of Thailand (previously known as Siam) has historically ...
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  19. Asian History: Genghis Khan

    The steppes of Mongolia are flat lands that seem to stretch forever. Horses enjoy the open land and ...
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  20. Asian History: The Haiku of Basho

    The Haiku is a poetic form developed in Japan. Its distinctive features include the formality of the ...
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