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The 47 Ronin
The 47 Ronin, or masterless samurai, avenged their lord's death and became some of the most famous Japanese samurai in history. Learn about them here!
People's Republic of China | Facts and History
Profile of the People's Republic of China, including facts about China's people, geography, culture, and history.
Akbar the Great, Emperor of Mughal India
Biography of Akbar, the third emperor of India's Mughal Dynasty, born Jalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar. Famed for his religious tolerance, empire-building and patronage of the arts, he is known as Akbar the Great.
History of the Ninja
Ninjas dart through movies and comic books, but what is the historical reality behind the pop culture icon of The Ninja?
Qin Shi Huang, First Emperor of China
Qin Shi Huang was the first emperor of a unified China. He is famous for the terracotta army that is buried with him, as well as for beginning construction on the Great Wall of China.
Samurai History
Profile of the samurai, medieval Japan's warrior class. Includes information about the history of the samurai, samurai swords, other samurai weapons, samurai armor and samurai culture.
The Mughal Empire in India
India's Mughal Empire ruled the subcontinent from 1526 to the beginning of the British Raj in 1858.
Why Did the US Enter the Vietnam War?
Why did the US enter the Vietnam War? Learn the answer to this Asian History FAQ.
Seppuku
What is seppuku? Why did samurai commit seppuku (also called harakiri)? How did they perform this ritual suicide in feudal Japan? Find answers to these questions here.
What to Know About India's Caste System
The caste system in India has ordered society both for Hindus and even non-Hindus over thousands of years. Learn more about the history India's complex system of castes.
What Was the Partition of India?
What was the Partition of India, and why did it happen? Learn more about this critical fracture in the subcontinent, just as it achieved independence from the crumbling British Empire.
What Happened During China's Cultural Revolution?
Under Mao Zedong, Communist China underwent a spasm of violence known as the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 1970s. Learn more about it here.
Genghis Khan...a Man Who Rose From Poverty and...
Biography of Genghis Khan, leader of Mongolia and one of history's great rulers, who conquered most of Eurasia in the early thirteenth century.
Learn About The Four-Tiered Class System of...
Feudal Japan had a four-tiered class system based on Confucian logic, with samurai warriors on top and merchants on the bottom.
Feudalism in Japan and Europe
Comparison of feudalism in Japan and Europe. How did Japanese feudalism differ from European feudalism, and how were they similar?
Ashoka the Great
Biography of Ashoka the Great, emperor of India's Mauryan Empire during the third century BCE.
Facts to Know About Japan
A profile of Japan, including information about its history, culture, people, and land.
Who is Tamerlane?
Biography of Tamerlane, more properly known as Timur, the Central Asian conqueror. His empire stretched from Turkey to the border of Tibet, and from southern Russia to Oman.
The Philippines | Facts and History
The Philippines is an island nation in the western Pacific. Learn about the history, geography, and people of this fascinating country.
Tibet and China: History of a Complex...
Is Tibet part of China? History of the interactions between China and Tibet, including the unclear relationship between the two over time. Was Tibet really part of China before 1949, or was it an independent country?
Who Was Indira Gandhi?
Biography of Indira Gandhi, India's third Prime Minister, also known as the Iron Lady of India. She was the first woman elected to head a democratic country, following in the footsteps of her father, India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.
Aurangzeb | Emperor of Mughal India
Biography of Emperor Aurangzeb of the Mughal Empire in India, who ruled during the first half of the seventeenth century. A ruthless man, he imprisoned the maker of the Taj Mahal - his own father, Shah Jahan.
The British Raj in India
The very idea of British India seems inexplicable. Consider the fact that Indian written history stretches
Chandragupta Maurya
Biography of Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of India's ancient Mauryan Empire, and grandfather of the famous Ashoka the Great.
The Great Leap Forward
What was the Great Leap Forward? Find out about this tragic event in Chinese history.
The Tiananmen Square Massacre, 1989
In 1989, the Chinese government faced escalating student protests in Beijing and other cities. The regime cracked down hard, with tanks and soldiers from the People's Liberation Army. Estimates of the number of students, soldiers, and ordinary citizens killed range between 241 (government numbers) to 2,600 (Chinese Red Cross) to 7,000 (foreign NGOs). Video and photos gave the world a front-row seat at the Tiananmen Square Massacre, sparking wide-spread condemnation of the government's actions.
Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore
Tipu Sultan, also known as the Tiger of Mysore, was the last ruler in India strong enough to dictate terms to the British East India Company.
Invention of Gunpowder
Describes the invention of gunpowder by Tang Dynasty Chinese alchemists, around 850 A.D.
History of the Assassins or Hashshashin
History of Persia's Assassins, or Hashashin - an Ismaili sect who used targeted killings of political and religious leaders.
Mohandas Gandhi, the Mahatma
Mohandas Gandhi, also known as the Mahatma, led the non-violent independence movement in India that called an end to the British colonial government. Learn more about this pivotal 20th century leader here.
What Is the Mandate of Heaven?
In China, an emperor could lose the gods' support - which meant it was time for a new dynasty. Learn more about this process, known as the Mandate of Heaven, here.
What Was the Meiji Restoration?
The Meiji Restoration in Japan signaled the end of the shogunate system and the beginning of modern Japan.
Why Is Korea Split into North and South Korea?
How did the Korean Peninsula end up split into North and South Korea? Learn about the almost accidental creation of the divided Koreas here.
So, Who Were the Viet Cong?
Glossary definition of the phrase Viet Cong from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
History of the Shaolin Monks
The monks of China's Shaolin Monastery are known for their fighting prowess, particularly in their own Shaolin style of kung fu. Learn more about this ancient monastery and its inhabitants.
History of the Geisha
The geisha of Japan were highly trained and talented entertainers, adept in the arts of music, dance, poetry and conversation. Geishas were distinct from prostitutes, and usually did not perform sexual favors for their customers.
China's Dynasties
List of the imperial dynasties of China, from the early mythical dynasties to the Qing dynasty.
What Is the Difference between Communism and...
Answer to the frequently asked question, What is the difference between communism and socialism?
Learn About Jose Rizai, A National Hero of the...
Biography of Jose Rizal, hero of the Philippines. Rizal was a genius and polymath who advocated for human rights during Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines. He was executed at the age of 35.
Black Death in Asia | Bubonic Plague
Although the Black Death, probably bubonic plague, is usually associated with Europe, it began in Asia, and devastated cities there first. Learn more about the Black Death in Asia here.
Who Are the Brahmins?
Who are the brahmins? Find out in this glossary definition from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
The Mongol Empire
Brief history of the Mongol Empire, founded by Genghis Khan, which was one of the largest empires in human history.
Afghanistan | Facts and History
Profile of Afghanistan, including facts about its geography, government, culture, people, and history.
Vietnam | Facts and History
Facts about and history of Vietnam, Southeast Asia, from your About.com Expert on Asian History.
Images of Samurai Women
Depiction of one of the earliest samurai women of Japan, the Empress Jingu, who lead an invasion of Korea in the second century CE.
Pakistan | Facts and History
Facts and history of Pakistan, including information about its culture, geography, economy and peoples.
50 Amazing Asian Inventions
List of 50 amazing Asian inventions, from 10,000 BCE to 2000 CE, along with descriptions of the Asian inventors who thought of them (where known).
South Korea | Facts and History
Facts and history of South Korea since the end of World War II.
Who Were Japan's Tokugawa Shoguns?
For more than 250 years, the Tokugawa shoguns ruled Japan as the heads of the bakufu, or military government, based at Edo (Tokyo). They relied on samurai warriors and their daimyo lords to keep Japan's complex feudal-style social system in order, up until the Meiji Restoration of 1868.
Thailand | Facts and History
Profile of the Kingdom of Thailand, including information about the country's government, population, geography, and economy. Also covers briefly the country's history from the Paleolithic Era to the present day.
What Is the Taj Mahal?
Glossary definition of the term Taj Mahal from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Ferdinand Marcos
Biography of Ferdinand Marcos, the tenth president of the Philippines. His reign was known for corruption, the imposition of martial law, and his wife Imelda's shoe collection.
History and Facts about Malaysia
The area that is now Malaysia has a rich history stretching back millennia. The country itself, though, is quite young - it was created only in 1963, after throwing off British colonization. Learn more about this fascinating country's history, economy, people and landscapes.
Who Was Attila the Hun, Scourge of God?
Biography of Attila the Hun, who was called the Scourge of God by the Romans. His army helped to hasten the Fall of Rome. Find out about the life and times of this most famous of the Huns.
Why Did China Lease Hong Kong to Britain?
Why did China lease Hong Kong to Britain? Find the answer here, in the About.com Asian History FAQs.
What Was the My Lai Massacre?
Learn about the My Lai Massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the Vietnam War.
What Was the Indian Revolt of 1857?
What was the Revolt of 1857, also known as the Sepoy Rebellion or the Sepoy Mutiny, all about? Learn why Indian soldiers rebelled against the British East India Company, leading to the downfall of the Mughal Dynasty and the East India Company.
Why Did China's Qing Dynasty Fall in 1911?
Why did China's final imperial dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, fall early in the twentieth century?
Bangladesh | Facts and History
Bangladesh is a relatively new country - it declared independence from Pakistan in 1971. The Bengali culture is one of the most ancient, however. Learn more about this new yet old country here.
Babur, Founder of the Mughal Empire
Babur founded one of India's great empires - the Mughal Empire. Learn more about this pivotal figure in the history of India here.
Who Are the Pashtun?
Glossary definition of the word Pashtun from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
What Was the Taiping Rebellion?
Learn more about the Taiping Rebellion, an uprising and civil war in southern China during the later Qing Period (mid-1800s).
The Joseon Dynasty in Korea
The Joseon dynasty ruled the Korea Peninsula from 1392 until the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1910. The Joseon era solidified the importance of Confucianism in Korean culture; saw the invention of hangul, the Korean alphabet; witnessed the first Korean tea ceremony; and left lasting monuments such as the Gyeungbokgung Palace.
North Korea | Facts and History
Profile of North Korea, including information about its people, government, climate, history and economy.
Timeline of Mao Zedong's Life
A compact timeline of Mao Zedong's life, from a humble birth through the founding of the People's Republic of China, to the disaster of the Great Leap Forward and beyond.
Mongolia | Facts and History
Profile of the nation of Mongolia, including information about its people, landscape, economy, and history.
The Mongol Invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281
In 1274, the Mongol emperor of China, Kublai Khan, sent an armada to invade Japan. This invasion was repelled by the samurai, and a typhoon which sank the Mongol ships. The Mongols invaded again in 1281, but a second typhoon (called a kamikaze - divine wind) once more destroyed their armada after seven weeks of fighting.
Myanmar (Burma) | Facts and History
Profile of Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, including information about the country's government, population, geography, and economy. Also covers briefly the country's history from the Paleolithic Era to the troubles of the present day.
Facts on Vietnam | A Quick Guide to the Vietnam...
A quick guide to facts on the Vietnam War: when did it happen, who was involved, who won the war, and how many people died?
Zheng He, Ming China's Great Admiral
Biography of Zheng He, the famous Muslim eunuch admiral of Ming China's treasure fleet, who lead one of the greatest armadas in human history on seven voyages around the Indian Ocean world. Learn about Zheng He's life and accomplishments here.
Why Did Ming China Stop Sending out the...
Why did Ming China stop sending out the treasure fleets in 1433? How would world history have been different, if the Ming Dynasty had continued its Indian Ocean presence? These are some of the great questions of Asian history.
Queen Seondeok of Korea's Silla Kingdom
Queen Seondeok of Korea's Silla Kingdom was the first reigning queen of Korea, 606 - 647 CE.
Images of the Samurai, Japan's Warriors
Images of samurai warriors and their armor, as well as some modern-day samurai imitators. Includes traditional wood-cut prints, as well as photos of an Edo-era samurai and museum displays of samurai gear.
India | Facts and History
Profile of the Republic of India, including information about its government, history, economy and geography.
Yemen | Facts and History
Profile of Yemen, with information about its people, geography, climate, economy, and history.
Emperor Akihito
The current Emperor of Japan, Akihito, has little political power. So what does he actually do? Description of the official functions and daily life of the current Emperor of Japan.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
Biography of Saudi King Abdullah, the sixth and current ruler of Saudi Arabia.
The Seven Voyages of the Treasure Fleet
In the early fifteenth century, Admiral Zheng He led the Ming Chinese Treasure Fleet on seven voyages around the Indian Ocean, traveling as far as Arabia and East Africa. Learn more about the seven voyages of Zheng He and the Treasure fleet here.
Who Are the Rajput?
Glossary definition of the term Rajput from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Cambodia | Facts and History
The ancient land of Cambodia was a seat of Southeast Asian culture for centuries. During the 20th century, this nation was rocked by the horrors of World War II, the Vietnam War and the Khmer Rouge genocide. Learn more about the people, culture, and tragic history of Cambodia.
Mao Zedong
Biography of Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China.
Tibet and China, page 3
Is Tibet part of China? History of the interactions between China and Tibet, including the unclear relationship between the two over time. Was Tibet really part of China before 1949, or was it an independent country? Page 3.
Learn about China's Fierce Red Guards
Glossary definition of the term Red Guards from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
A Magnificent Monarch: Suleiman the Magnificent...
Biography of Suleiman the Magnificent, the most famous sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Learn more about The Lawgiver here.
Biography of Empress Cixi, the Dragon Lady of...
Biography of the Dowager Empress Cixi of Qing China. Sometimes called the Old Buddha or Dragon Lady, she is one of the most vilified rulers in history.
Queen Min of Korea's Tragic Story
Biography of the Joseon Korean Queen Min, also known as the Empress Myeongseong, who was assassinated by the Japanese in 1895.
Mahmud of Ghazni
Biography of Mahmud of Ghazni, the Muslim ruler who between 997 and 1030 CE conquered much of what is now Afghanistan, Pakistan, northern India, and eastern Iran from his base in Ghazni, Afghanistan.
Beauty in Heian Japan, 794 - 1185 A.D.
In Heian-era Japan (794-1185), beauty standards were quite different from those of modern-day Japan. Learn here about makeup and fashion in ancient Japan.
History and Facts about Sri Lanka
Profile of Sri Lanka, formerly called Ceylon, including facts about the history, economy, people and major cities.
What Effect Did the Mongols Have on Europe?
What effect did the Mongol Empire's expansion have on Europe? Learn more here about how Genghis Khan and his descendants impacted Europe, directly and indirectly.
The Invention of the Crossbow
Learn more about the invention of the crossbow, probably in China or nearby parts of Central Asia, here.
What Is a Shogun?
Glossary definition of the term shogun from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Tibet and China, page 2
Is Tibet part of China? History of the interactions between China and Tibet, including the unclear relationship between the two over time. Was Tibet really part of China before 1949, or was it an independent country? Page 2.
Who Was Sun Yat-Sen?
Sun Yat-Sen is considered the Father of the Nation in both the People's Republic of China and in Taiwan.
Why Did Han China Collapse?
The Han Dynasty ruled China during one of the country's golden ages, but it collapsed at roughly the same time as the similarly illustrous Gupta Empire in India, and the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean. Why did Han China fall?
Nepal | Facts and History
Facts and information about Nepal, including its history, people, geography and economy.
Iran | Facts and History
Profile of Iran, formerly known as Persia, including facts about its people, geography, economy and history.
What Is the Difference between Iran and Iraq?
It's easy to confuse Iran and Iraq - after all, they are right next to one another, and their names are so similar. However, they are both proud and ancient lands, with a history of not getting along well. Avoid a gaffe - learn the difference between Iran and Iraq.
Why Was Qin Shi Huangdi Buried with Terracotta...
Why was Qin Shi Huangdi of China buried with an army of terracotta soldiers?
Who Are the Rohingya?
Who Are the Rohingya? Learn more about this persecuted minority in Myanmar (Burma) here.
Taiwan | Facts and History
An island in the South China Sea, Taiwan is a manufacturing powerhouse and a democratic nation. It stands in opposition to mainland China, which claims Taiwan as a lost province, but the two have been separate since 1895.
5 Legendary Warrior-Women of Asia
Throughout history, the field of war has been dominated by men. Nonetheless, in the face of extra-ordinary challenges, certain brave women have made their mark in battle. Here are five legendary women warriors of ancient times from across Asia.
Tiananmen Square Massacre, part 3
In 1989, the Chinese government faced escalating student protests in Beijing and other cities. The regime cracked down hard, with tanks and soldiers from the People's Liberation Army. Estimates of the number of students, soldiers, and ordinary citizens killed range between 241 (government numbers) to 2,600 (Chinese Red Cross) to 7,000 (foreign NGOs). Video and photos gave the world a front-row seat at the Tiananmen Square Massacre, sparking wide-spread condemnation of the government's actions. Page 3.
See Photos from the Vietnam War
Photo of a Vietnamese civilian woman with a gun to her head during the Vietnam War, 1969. Page 17.
Learn about India's Dalit or Untouchables
Glossary definition of the term Dalit from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Traditional Korean Masks
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.
Napalm and Agent Orange in the Vietnam War
The US used napalm and Agent Orange in vast quantities during the Vietnam War. How were these chemical weapons used, and what are their lingering effects on Vietnam?
Timeline of India's Mughal Empire
Timeline of India's glorious Mughal Empire, which ruled the subcontinent from the time of Babar's conquest in 1526 until 1857, when the British Raj took over.
What Is Bushido?
Glossary definition of the term bushido from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Ho Chi Minh
Biography of Ho Chi Minh, leader of the North Vietnamese communist forces during the Vietnam War.
Who Were the Daimyo?
Glossary definition of the term daimyo from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Turkey | Facts and History
Facts about and history of Turkey, once the seat of the powerful Seljuk and Ottoman Empires, and today the leading secular nation in the Islamic world. Also includes information on the people of Turkey, the economy, religion in Turkey, and other topics.
Timeline of the Vietnam War
Timeline of the Vietnam War (Second Indochina War). After World War II, France assumed that it would retake control of its colonial holdings in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian people had different ideas, however. After France's defeat by the Vietnamese in the First Indochina War, the U.S. became embroiled in a second war, which Americans call the Vietnam War.
Benazir Bhutto
Biography of Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007.
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu, 1954
The crushing Viet Minh victory over French colonial forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 marked the end of France's direct involvement in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia (formerly French Indochina). The peace turned out to be only a lull before the Second Indochina War, also known as the Vietnam War, between Ho Chi Minh's forces and the United States.
Marco Polo
Biography of Marco Polo, the young Venetian merchant who traveled to Kublai Khan's court in Yuan China during the 13th century.
Timeline of the Boxer Rebellion
Timeline of the Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of the 20th century. Chinese Boxers took up arms against foreigners, Chinese Christian converts, and other symbols of foreign oppression in Qing China in 1899-1901, but the rebellion was quashed.
14 Fun Facts about Class Identity in Feudal Japan
Fourteen facts and examples about class identity and the four-tiered social system in feudal Japan. See examples that show the inner workings of Tokugawa Japan's social structure.
Tiananmen Square Massacre, part 2
In 1989, the Chinese government faced escalating student protests in Beijing and other cities. The regime cracked down hard, with tanks and soldiers from the People's Liberation Army. Estimates of the number of students, soldiers, and ordinary citizens killed range between 241 (government numbers) to 2,600 (Chinese Red Cross) to 7,000 (foreign NGOs). Video and photos gave the world a front-row seat at the Tiananmen Square Massacre, sparking wide-spread condemnation of the government's actions. Page 2.
What Is a Ronin?
Glossary definition of the term ronin from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
Timeline of Indian History
Timeline of Indian history, from the earliest civilizations to the modern day.
Who Was Sukarno, First President of Indonesia?
Biography of Sukarno or Soekarno, Indonesia's first president after it gained independence from the Netherlands.
Indian Ocean Trade Routes
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.
Ninoy Aquino
Biography of Benigno Ninoy Aquino, opposition leader in the Philippines during the dictatorial rule of Ferdinand Marcos. Ninoy was the husband of later president Corazon Aquino and father of current president Benigno Aquino III, called Noynoy.
Kublai Khan
Biography of Kublai Khan, founder of China's Yuan Dynasty and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire, who hosted Marco Polo at Xanadu
Quick Facts on the Russo-Japanese War
Quick summary of the pivotal Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.
Why Is Japan's Yasukuni Shrine Controversial?
Learn more about Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which is dedicated to those who died on behalf of the Empire of Japan between the Meiji Restoration and World War II.
King Sejong the Great of Korea
Biography of King Sejong the Great of Korea. This famous king of Korea invented the Korean script, hangul.
Kazahkstan | Facts and History
Facts and history of Kazakhstan, Central Asia's largest republic and former member of the Soviet Union.
The First and Second Opium Wars
What were the Opium Wars, and why did they happen? Learn more about the First and Second Opium Wars between China and Great Britain.
Tibet and China, page 4
Is Tibet part of China? History of the interactions between China and Tibet, including the unclear relationship between the two over time. Was Tibet really part of China before 1949, or was it an independent country? Page 4.
What Was the Long March?
The Long March is one of the most famous episodes in modern Chinese history, but what was it exactly? Find out here.
Park Chung Hee of South Korea
Park Chung Hee, a former South Korean army general, overthrew Syngman Rhee in a military coup, and ruled South Korea for 16 years.
The Trung Sisters | Heroes of Vietnam
The Trung Sisters, who ruled a kingdom in northern Vietnam c. 40 CE and fought against the powerful Eastern Han Dynasty of China, are heroines and famous symbols of nationalism in Vietnam to this day, almost 2000 years later.
Chinese History Timeline
Timeline of Chinese History from Peking Man through the modern day.
Facts on the Korean War | A Quick Guide
A quick guide to facts on the Korean War: When did it happen, who was involved, who won the Korean War, and how many people died?
Andres Bonifacio of the Philippines
Biography of Supremo Andres Bonifacio, rebel leader of Katipunan, and national hero of the Philippines.
Invention of Paper
Learn more about the invention of paper, which took place in northwestern China around 2000 years ago.
What Effect Did the Crusades Have on the Middle...
What effect did the Crusades have on the Middle East? Learn about it here.
Who Are the Taliban, Really?
Learn more about the group who ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s and continue to fight the US-led coalition today.
Hu Jintao
Biography of Chinese Premiere Hu Jintao, from his early childhood through his tenure as head of the People's Republic of China.
Japanese Women's Hairstyles Through the Ages
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.
The Worst Taxes Ever!
You think your income tax rate is bad? It's nothing compared with these taxes - the worst taxes in history!
Than Shwe of Myanmar (Burma)
Biography of Than Shwe, military dictator and head of the ruling junta in Burma (Myanmar), including his life story and a description of his rule.
Pol Pot, Butcher of Cambodia
Biography of Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge leader of Cambodia who oversaw the genocide of perhaps 25% of his own people.
History of the First Sino-Japanese War
Japanese victory - adds Korean Peninsula to its sphere of influence, gets Formosa (Taiwan), the Penghu Islands, and the Liaodong Peninsula outright.
Shaolin Monk Demonstrates Kung Fu Kick
A Shaolin monk demonstrates a kung fu kick.
Asia's 5 Worst Dictators | 2013 Edition
Asia's five worst dictators, as of 2013. Over the past few years, many dictators around the world have died or been deposed, but some are hanging on to power. See a list of Asia's worst here.
Twelve Little-Known Asian Battles That Changed...
Twelve little-known battles that changed the course of Asian history forever, from the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BCE, to the Battle of Kohima in 1944.

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