Hindu Kingdoms Period

Many well-organized kingdoms with a high degree of civilization were ruled by indigenous kings who had adopted the Hindu or Buddhist religion. This explains why this period in history is called the Period of Hindu Kingdoms. It lasted from ancient times to the 16th Century AD. Because the culture and civilization, which emanated from the […]

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Portuguese, Dutch & British in Indonesia

In their search for spices, the Portuguese arrived in Indonesia in 1511, after their conquest of the Islamic kingdom of Malacca on the Malay Peninsula. They were followed by the Spaniards. Both began to propagate Christianity and were most successful in Maluku, also known as the Moluccas. The Beginning Of Dutch Colonialism Meanwhile, the Dutch […]

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Chinese History Timeline

Chinese History Timeline   Xia Dynasty 21st century BC-16th century BC Shang Dynasty 16th century BC-1066 BC Western Zhou 1066 BC-771 BC Eastern Zhou: Spring and Autumn/Warring States 770 BC-221 BC Ch’in Dynasty 771 BC-206 BC Han Dynasty: Western Han Dynasty 206 BC-23 AD Eastern Han Dynasty 25-220 The Three Kingdoms: Wei 220-265 Shu Han […]

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Kings of Tibet and the Dalai Lamas

Many Thanks to: www.friesian.com Tibet enters history with the introduction of Buddhism and the organization of a kingdom in competition with T’ang China. Eventually, the Tibetans ended the Chinese presence in Central Asia and even briefly occupied the T’ang capital, Ch’ang-An. The Tibetan language is related to Chinese, but culturally Tibet is a sub-Indian rather […]

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Kings of Burma

Many Thanks to: www.friesian.com The Burmese speak a Sino-Tibean language, more closely related to Tibetan and Karen than to Chinese itself. But, despite frequent political and military involvement with China, Burma has always been a sub-Indian culture, with Theravadin Buddhist religion and a Sanskrit based alphabet. The interesting circular form of Burmese letters is a consequence […]

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Early and Recent History

Early Mongolian History Early Chinese manuscripts refer to “turkic speaking peoples”, whom they called the Xiongnu, living in the area which is now Mongolia as early as the 4th or 5th century BC. A major war between these people and the Chinese, in which the Xiongnu warriors would charge on horseback, wielding lances and swords […]

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Kings of Cambodia

Many Thanks to: www.friesian.com CAMBODIA CHEN-LA Bhavavarman I mid 6th cent. AD Mahendravarmanfl end of 6th cent. Isanavarman I early 7th cent. Bhavavarman II earlier 7th cent. Jayavarman I mid 7th cent. Jayadevi (f) early 8th cent. Nripatindravarman   Pushkaraksha Sambhuvarman 8th cent. Rajendravarman I late 8th cent. Mahipativarman KHMER Ângkôr, c. 890-1432 Jayavarman II 802-850 […]

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Korean History

Pre-20th Century ??- 57 B.C.: Evidence of inhabitants in Korea from as early as 4000 BC exists in Korea. Legend has that the man-god Tan Gun founded the Joseon (meaning Land of the Morning Calm) Kingdom in 2333 BC. Almost no centralized communities existed from then until three kingdoms emerged in the 1st century BC. 57 B.C. – 668 A.D.: […]

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Vietnamese In Ancient Times

Origin of the Vietnamese people Scholars have been constructing many hypotheses on the origin of the Vietnamese people. Some believed that Vietnamese belonged to a group of “Bach Viet” (one hundred clans of Viet) living in a wide region spreading from the delta of the Yang-tse kiang river to the South – south of China […]

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Kings & Emperors of Vietnam

Viet Nam began as two states, a northern one, Annam, Nam Viet, or Dai Viet, that was strongly under Chinese influence, and for long actually a part of China, and a southern one, Champa, where strong Indian influence can even be seen in the names of its kings (e.g. Rudravarman, much like the names of […]

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