Photo of Boxers on the march, northern China, at the beginning of the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901). Photo essay on the Boxer Rebellion.
What were the Opium Wars, and why did they happen? Learn more about the First and Second Opium Wars between China and Great Britain.
Turkmenistan's beautiful golden horses, the Akhal Teke breed, nearly died out under Stalinist oppression. Learn more about their history here.
Map and brief history of the Indian Ocean Trade network, which linked China and Indonesia with India, the Arab world, and East Africa for thousands of years.
A model of a Mongol warrior from the Genghis Khan and the Mongolian Empire exhibit at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature.
Where is Tibet? Learn more about this semi-autonomous zone within China here.
Learn more about the history of Kabuki theater, one of Japan's classical drama forms, along with noh and bunraku.
First opened in 1955, the Baikonur Cosmodrome was the Soviet Union's primary launch site for its space program.
Carved wooden masks with exaggerated features and bright paint are one of the characteristic elements of Korean culture. Korean masks were originally used in shamanist rituals; today, they appear most often in cultural festivals. Learn about the origin and meaning of the masks, and see some of the dozens of mask designs here, as well as pictures of mask-dancers performing.
Former First Lady of the Philippines, and current member of the House of Representatives Imelda Marcos is famous for many things, but she is best known world-wide for her collection of thousands of pairs of shoes.
See facts and the more than 2000-year history of the Great Wall of China, one of the engineering marvels of the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Map of Islam in Asia as of 632 CE, at the time of the Prophet Muhammad's death.
Pictoral history of the evolution of hairstyles in Japan. Noble women throughout the ages followed many fashions in the court of the Japanese Emperor. See some of the different hairdos here.
Learn more about the Showa Era in Japanese history, which corresponds with the lengthy reign of Emperor Hirohito (1926 - 1989).
Learn more about the devastating Bengal Famine of 1943, which struck British India during the Second World War.
The smaller of the two Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan in 1977, before they were destroyed by the Taliban.
History of the incredible Door to Hell or Gates of Hell natural gas fire in Derweze, Turkmenistan. Learn more about this beautiful but ecologically disastrous place here.
Three months after North Korea's surprise attack in 1950, South Korean forces were pinned down in a small corner on the southeast of the peninsula, called the Pusan Perimeter. Map of the perimeter, plus the UN forces' flanking attack, the Invasion of Incheon.
Description of the Srivijaya Empire in what is now Indonesia from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, is greeted by U.S. President Eisenhower
Depiction of one of the earliest samurai women of Japan, the Empress Jingu, who lead an invasion of Korea in the second century CE.
Answer to the frequently-asked question Where Is Dubai? from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
The 1899-1900 Famine in India killed literally millions of people, and highlighted British mismanagement and insensitivity to the problems their rule created in colonial India.
Map of the Ottoman Empire at its greatest extent, c. 1700 CE.
HRH the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, rides an elephant to hunt in British India, c. 1875-76.