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Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
December 13, 2016
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia campaign is among the most successful series of military operations ever conducted.
Imperial Japan's Southeast Asia Offensive in Retrospective
Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
August 09, 2016
Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
New evidence suggests that the so-called "Xia" dynasty may not be a myth.
Revealed: The Truth About China's Legendary Xia Dynasty
Dear Steve King: Here's What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization
July 20, 2016
Dear Steve King: Here's What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization
Rep. Steve King's ahistorical commentary cannot go uncorrected.
Dear Steve King: Here's What Asia Contributed to Western Civilization
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
July 18, 2016
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Across Asia in the 20th and 21st centuries, the coup d'etat has been a well-documented phenomenon.
A Brief History of the Coup d'État in the Asia-Pacific
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
June 30, 2016
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
HBO's hit show--steeped in European history--still borrows some notes from Asian history.
Why Isn't Game of Thrones Asian?
A Brief History of Balochistan
February 12, 2016
A Brief History of Balochistan
How did the Baloch nation come to be?
A Brief History of Balochistan
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
February 08, 2016
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
Central Asia's history under the Soviet Union resulted in distorted nomenclature and language across the region.
The Weird Case of the Uzbek Language
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
January 08, 2016
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
One of the most decisive battles of the Second World War could have ended up very differently. Be glad it didn’t though.
What If Japan Had Won The Battle of Midway?
Martial Arts, Living History: How We Fight Reveals Who We Are
October 01, 2015
Martial Arts, Living History: How We Fight Reveals Who We Are
More than just a great workout, martial arts often reveal much about a country’s history, culture, and traditions.
Martial Arts, Living History: How We Fight Reveals Who We Are
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
July 31, 2015
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
How the war’s end brought the end of colonialism, the arrival of communism, and the rise of political dynasties.
Lingering Ghosts: World War II and the Shaping of Modern Asia
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
April 18, 2015
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
The oldest archaeologically attested civilization in South Asia continues to charm the world.
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
How the British and the Russians Drew the Afghan-Turkmen Border
March 31, 2015
How the British and the Russians Drew the Afghan-Turkmen Border
Ever wonder why Afghanistan's border with Turkmenistan looks so odd?
How the British and the Russians Drew the Afghan-Turkmen Border
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