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Kallie Szczepanski

Updated Articles and Resources

By Kallie Szczepanski

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Andres Bonifacio of the Philippines Created: Saturday, November 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Biography of Supremo Andres Bonifacio, rebel leader of Katipunan, and national hero of the Philippines.
    • Who Are the Cossacks? Created: Sunday, July 06, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn about the mixed-ethnicity group from southern Russia, Central Asia, and the Ukraine, including their history and from whom the group descended from.
    • Mahmud of Ghazni Created: Tuesday, August 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • FAQ About Singapore Created: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about Singapore, including Where is Singapore? What is Singapore? and Why is Chewing Gum Banned in Singapore?
    • Tibet and China: History of a Complex Relationship Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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?
    • 5 Legendary Warrior-Women of Asia Created: Monday, April 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 wo...
    • Kazahkstan | Facts and History Created: Saturday, May 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Facts and history of Kazakhstan, Central Asia's largest republic and former member of the Soviet Union.
    • Pol Pot, Butcher of Cambodia Created: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Biography of Pol Pot, the Khmer Rouge leader of Cambodia who oversaw the genocide of perhaps 25% of his own people.
    • What Was the Bataan Death March? Created: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What was the Bataan Death March? Learn more about the details of this World War II atrocity in the Pacific Theater here.
    • Images of Samurai Women Created: Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Depiction of one of the earliest samurai women of Japan, the Empress Jingu, who lead an invasion of Korea in the second century CE.
    • Yemen | Facts and History Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Profile of Yemen, with information about its people, geography, climate, economy, and history.
    • Who Are the Taliban? Created: Monday, June 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn more about the group who ruled Afghanistan in the late 1990s and continue to fight the US-led coalition today.
    • What Was the Cultural Revolution? Created: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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.
    • Queen Min of Joseon Korea Created: Monday, July 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Biography of the Joseon Korean Queen Min, also known as the Empress Myeongseong, who was assassinated by the Japanese in 1895.
    • Ahmad Shah Massoud | Lion of the Panjshir Created: Friday, September 09, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Biography of Ahmad Shah Massoud, the Lion of Panjshir, the mujahadeen commander who fought against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Taliban, and was assassinated by al-Qaeda just two days before the September 11 attacks on the United States.
    • Uzbekistan | Facts and History Created: Sunday, March 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Profile of Uzbekistan, including information about the country's geography, climate, economy, political system, people, and history.
    • Genghis Khan Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Biography of Genghis Khan, leader of Mongolia and one of history's great rulers, who conquered most of Eurasia in the early thirteenth century.
    • Singapore | Facts and History Created: Monday, October 15, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn more facts and history of Singapore, Southeast Asia.
    • The Vietnam War (American War) in Photos Created: Thursday, November 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, is greeted by U.S. President Eisenhower
    • What Was the Boxer Rebellion? Created: Saturday, July 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Glossary definition of the Boxer Rebellion from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
    • History of India's Caste System Created: Thursday, December 31, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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.
    • Who Are the Dalits? Created: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Glossary definition of the term Dalit from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
    • Who Were China's Red Guards? Created: Friday, April 01, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Glossary definition of the term Red Guards from your About.com Guide to Asian History.
    • 14 Facts about Class Identity in Feudal Japan Created: Monday, September 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Facts on the Russo-Japanese War Created: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Quick summary of the pivotal Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05.
    • History of the Akita Dog Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      History of Japan's Akita dog breed, known for its loyalty and courage.
    • Cixi, Empress Dowager of Qing China Created: Friday, September 02, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      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.
    • World War II in Asia Created: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Timeline of World War II in Asia, including not just the Pacific War but also battles in the Asian interior and the Middle East.
    • Iran | Facts and History Created: Monday, June 22, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Profile of Iran, formerly known as Persia, including facts about its people, geography, economy and history.
    • The Islamic Republic of Iran's Complex Government Created: Monday, June 29, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has had a very complex government structure. Unravel the relationship between the Supreme Leader, the Guardian Council, the President and the Assembly of Experts.
    • What Was the Devshirme? Created: Saturday, April 12, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Definition and brief history of the Ottoman devshirme, a tax payable in sons levied on Christians living in the Ottoman Empire.
    • The Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Biography of Ayatollah Khomeini, the Shia cleric leader who overthrew the Shah in the Iranian Revolution of 1979

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