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  Encyclopedia: History of Asia
Histories for East Asia are provided by country: History of China History of the Republic of China History of the Peoples Republic of China History of Taiwan History of Hong Kong History of Macau History of Japan History of the Ryukyu Islands History of Korea History of Mongolia History...
Sometimes history is divided by continent: Histories by continent History of Africa History of the Americas History of Antarctica History of Asia History of Australia History of Eurasia History of Europe History of North America History of South America History of South Asia See also: History by country History by...
Asian history Sometimes history is divided by continent: Histories by continent History of Africa History of the Americas History of Antarctica History of Asia History of Australia History of Eurasia History of Europe History of North America History of South America History of South Asia See also: History by country History by...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Asia   (1998 words)

  
 Asia Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Asia is either regarded as a continent of its own or a part of the continent of Eurasia.
Asia as a political division consists of the part of Eurasia and nearby islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, often excluding Russia.
Asia is by a considerable margin the largest continent in the world, and is rich in natural resources, such as Petroleum and iron.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Asia   (1765 words)

  
 History of South Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The territory of South Asia has been the home of many civilizations both ancient and modern.
It is generally believed that the core of the Hindu religious literature was written during this period.
British traders arrived in South Asia in 1601, but the British Empire did not consolidate control of the region until the latter half of the 18th century.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/History_of_South_Asia   (1720 words)

  
 History of ASIA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On a map showing the fertile plains of Asia, between the mountains and the sea, three such areas stand out: Mesopotamia, watered by the Tigris and the Euphrates; the valley of the Indus; and the plains of north China, from the Hwang Ho (or Yellow River) down to the Yangtze.
In Asia the first significant movement of this kind is by the Hittites, who establish themselves in Anatolia.
At the start of the Christian era western Asia is part of the Roman empire which confronts, to the east, a Persian empire of varying size and complexion.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=1730&HistoryID=ab47   (1047 words)

  
 Geologic history (from Asia) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Although Asia's evolution began almost four billion years ago, more than half of the continent remains seismically active, and new continental material is currently being produced in the island arc systems that surround it to the east and southeast.
Asia is more a geographic term than a homogeneous continent, and the use of the term to describe this vast area always carries the potential of obscuring the enormous diversity among the the regions it encompasses.
History is a science—a branch of knowledge that uses specific methods and tools to achieve its goals.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-48109?tocId=48109&query=gneiss   (868 words)

  
 Southeast Asia Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Southeast Asia has experienced great economic growth since the 1980s; Singapore was one of the four original "East Asian Tigers" and in recent years Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand have often been considered a new brood of "tigers".
The peoples of Southeast Asia were trained to carry burdens on their heads; it was a common sight to see a child balancing a small object like a bowl on her head, in distinction to her mother or aunt balancing a much larger load.
Main articles: History of Southeast Asia, Southeast Asian Buddhism, Hinduism in Southeast Asia, History of Asia, History of present-day nations and states, History of Brunei, History of Cambodia, History of Indonesia, History of Laos, History of Malaysia, History of Myanmar, History of the Philippines, History of Singapore, History of Thailand, History of Vietnam
www.ourlocalcolor.com /encyclopedia/Southeast_Asia   (3022 words)

  
 An Agrarian History of South Asia
David Ludden's An Agrarian History of South Asia is the fourth volume in The New Cambridge History of India, Part IV: The Evolution of Contemporary South Asia.
Ludden is Professor of History and member of the graduate group in South Asia Regional Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and perhaps the foremost contemporary authority on the historical development of agrarian institutions of the South Asian subcontinent.
From the middle of the 1st millennium AD Brahmanical influence increased, kings enforced their religious duty (dharma) by upholding the right of first possession to those who cleared the land, patriarchal authority and social rankings into caste were extended and formed the basis of alliances and transaction networks, and conquest colonization began.
www.eh.net /bookreviews/library/0250.shtml   (1205 words)

  
 A Return to History: Muslim Asia Reawakens
Asia was very much a part of history during World War II, when Japan, in a few months, single-handedly drove the United States, Britain, France and the Netherlands out of East and Southeast Asia and the western Pacific.
Vietnam made its share of history, not because Vietnam itself was important, but because of Washington and the American policy community's paranoia about what it could produce: some huge anti-American upsurge of all the Third World.
The half-century-old structure of stability in East Asia is weakening.
www.commondreams.org /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views04/1002-06.htm   (754 words)

  
 Integrating Asia into World History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Asia is vital throughout a world history course and must be seen as an equal partner in world history.
Focusing on the idea of interaction throughout history may be a way to help eliminate the idea of initiator and responder that becomes such an unequal equation between the West and the rest of the world in the modern era.
Asia has been intimately involved from the earliest of times when trade routes brought people into contact with one another and established the process of cross-cultural borrowing as peoples, religions, and goods met without reference to the East or West dominating this exchange.
www.aasianst.org /EAA/interview.htm   (4850 words)

  
 History of South Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term South Asia usually refers to the political entities of the Indian subcontinent, the Republic of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, including the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
See History of India and History of Pakistan for the history of the subcontinent proper.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_South_Asia   (135 words)

  
 HISTORY OF ASIA
Explores history of the modern nations of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives from pre-history to the present.
HSTAS 221 History of Southeast Asia (5) I&S
Post-eighteenth-century history of the present countries of Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
www.washington.edu /students/crscat/histasia.html   (2120 words)

  
 The history of Asia in general   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
The economic history of Asia as a whole
The culture history of Asia as a whole
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/50   (106 words)

  
 West Asian History - History for Kids!
West Asia is also sometimes called the Near East or the Middle East: it is the part of Asia that is closest to the Mediterranean Sea.
It covers all the land between modern Turkestan in the north, Afghanistan in the east, the Persian Gulf in the south, and the Mediterranean Sea in the west.
West Asia was one of the first places where people farmed and lived in towns; it was also one of the first places that had kings and built cities.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/westasia/history/history.htm   (419 words)

  
 History of Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Asia presents a series of varied historical and societal contexts.
This is important because during recent years, issues of worldwide significance have focused on Asia such as the immense population problems in China and India, or the economic dynamism of Japan and the Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs).
You can select a country or region in Asia and explore a cultural area such as music, film, literature, cuisine, fine and decorative arts, or dance.
www.lcsc.edu /mlevine/Asiasyl.htm   (675 words)

  
 > Society> History> By Region> Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dutch-Portuguese colonial history - - Dutch-Portuguese colonial history in Arabia Gulf (Bahrain, Hormuz, Oman)Indonesia (Moluccas, Tidore, Ternate, Ambon, Flores, Solor), India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Malaysia (Malacca-Melaka), Brazil, Taiwan, Ghana, Macao, Timor, colonial remains of forts and heritage, maps.
History of Asia as a whole - - World History Archive.
Pacific and Asian History - - Scholarly resources on societies in both Asia and the Pacific, utilizing a wide variety of written and oral sources.
www.wizzle.co.uk /dir/Society/History/By_Region/Asia   (338 words)

  
 A Traveller's History of Southeast Asia
A Traveller’s History of Southeast Asia is a lucid and concise introduction to the histories of the modern states of Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, and East Timor, providing an essential guide for both tourists and the general reader.
It spans the history of the region from “Java Man” some one million years ago to the development of the high-tech, skyscraper cities of the new millennium.
The book further explores Southeast Asia’s colonization by the European imperial powers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the struggles for independence, the dramatic and tragic events of the post-independence era such as the Vietnam War, and the remarkable successes and failings of the region’s recent economic development.
www.interlinkbooks.com /BooksT/Trav_Hist_SE_Asia_text.html   (222 words)

  
 History of Thailand, Asia, Phuket, Vietnam, Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Thailand is in the heart of Southeast Asia and as gateway to Indochina, Boders Lao PDR in the north and northeast; the Union of Myanmar in the north and west; the Andaman Seas in the west; Cambodia and the Gulf of Thailand in the east; and Malaysia in the South.
Thailand means "Land of The Free" and throughout the contry's 800-year history, the Thai people can boast the distinction of being the only country in Southeast Asia never to have been colonised.
It is often considered the golden of era Thai history, an ideal Thai state in a land of plenty governed by paternal and benevolent kings, the famous of whom was King Ramkamhaeng the Great.
www.visoot.com /promotion/hotel/thailand.html   (1681 words)

  
 History > Asia
The very good reason actually is that Parthasarathi has an important new thesis which is directly relevant not only to the history of India, but also to the relationship of India to the rest of the world, and to the moral costs of Empire.
Parthasarathi's thesis is that while for centuries people have assumed that the laborers were desperately poor, in fact their circumstances dramatically worsened after the establishment of Colonial Rule.
David Meyer traces Hong Kong's vibrant history from the arrival of the foreign trading firms in the 1840s to its celebrated handover to China in 1997.
www.alltextbook.com /h_Books/491412_5.html   (1742 words)

  
 Mission and History - About - Asia Society
The Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd to foster understanding between Asians and Americans.
Initially established to promote greater knowledge of Asia in the U.S., the Society today is a global institution that fulfills its educational mandate through programs encompassing arts, culture, politics and business throughout the diverse countries of Asia.
A widely acclaimed renovation in 2001 to the Asia Society’s New York headquarters doubled the galleries and public spaces, enabling the organization to present groundbreaking exhibitions and programs to broader audiences in New York, nationally and around the world.
www.asiasociety.org /about/mission.html   (217 words)

  
 A Skewed History of Asia
The symbiotic relationship between Washington and Tokyo was forged in 1948, when the United States "reversed course" in its occupation of Japan to focus on the containment of communism.
In Wolfowitz's rosy view of history, the millions of Koreans, Filipinos and Indonesians who rebelled against their authoritarian governments were following in Japan's footsteps.
A more accurate analogy between postwar Asia and US policy today would be the United States installing friendly leaders in Baghdad willing to do US bidding in the Middle East, and subservient, pro-US governments providing the economic underpinning to the new US imperialism.
www.thenation.com /doc/20030505/shorrock   (977 words)

  
 Society History By Region Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Dutch-Portuguese colonial history - Dutch-Portuguese colonial history in Arabia Gulf (Bahrain, Hormuz, Oman)Indonesia (Moluccas, Tidore, Ternate, Ambon, Flores, Solor), India, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Malaysia (Malacca-Melaka), Brazil, Taiwan, Ghana, Macao, Timor, colonial remains of forts and heritage, maps.
Oriental History - Links to the history and cultures of Asia from ancient to modern times.
Pacific and Asian History - Scholarly resources on societies in both Asia and the Pacific, utilizing a wide variety of written and oral sources.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Society/History/By_Region/Asia   (301 words)

  
 History - Uzbekistan - Asia
At this time the region became an important part of the overland trade routes, known collectively as the Silk Road, that linked China with the Middle East and imperial Rome.
In the 3rd century ad the Sassanid dynasty of Persia gained control over the region of Central Asia.
Nomadic tribes from the north invaded between the 4th and 6th centuries, and the Western Turks gained the most extensive control over the region.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/uzbekistan/history.htm   (759 words)

  
 Seabee History: Vietnam
As tension continued to mount in Southeast Asia during the 1960s, the Seabees first returned in the form of thirteen-man Seabee Teams, capable of performing a great variety of tasks.
From 1965 until 1969 the Seabee commitment in Southeast Asia rapidly increased, necessitating first the transfer of Atlantic Fleet battalions to the Pacific through a change of home port, then the deployment to Vietnam of Atlantic Fleet battalions, and later, the reestablishment of nine additional battalions.
This effort culminated in the recall to active duty of two reserve battalions in May 1968, bringing to 21 the number of battalions rotating to Vietnam at one time or another.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq67-5.htm   (3082 words)

  
 HISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIA
Spuler, ‘Central Asia from the Sixteenth Century to the Russian Conquests,’ in P. Holt,
The Empire of the Steppes: a History of Central Asia (New Brunswick, 1970).
The Modern History of Soviet Central Asia (New York, 1964).
www.louisville.edu /a-s/history/levi/syl310.htm   (1457 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The History Atlas of Asia (History Atlas Series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America are each described in 80,000 words of text, 50 color maps, and 70 illustrations and photographs.
Here is the first comprehensive atlas of Asia's history told from the perspective of its people.
The geographic scope is from Asia Minor to Japan, from the Indian subcontinent to Russia.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0028625811?v=glance   (830 words)

  
 History/Asia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Against a background of the history and geography of the region, the author paints a vivid picture of this extBy: Schofield, VictoriaBinding...
This history of Indonesia provides an overview from the prehistoric period to the present and explores the connections between the nation’s many communities and the differences that propel co...
South Asia And The War On TerrorismThe short- and long-term consequences of terrorism on modern-day South Asia, a hotbed of terrorist activities and operations, are explored in this study.
www.booksbytesandbeyond.com /books/HIS003000.html   (3458 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: East Asia: A New History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Engaging, integrated, and analytical, East Asia: A New Historyprovides a comprehensive history of the East Asian countries and addresses a diverse range of social, economic, and intellectual topics.
It is an excellent introduction to Asia not just as a textbook but a very useful primer for corporate executives, professionals and even tourists.
I have used it for several Modern East Asia courses and am presently using it for a Traditional East Asia survey, and I find that students of all levels of knowledge appreciate it.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0321163362   (912 words)

  
 History of Asia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The centre and periphery were kept separate by mountains and desserts.
While technologically and culturally the urban city dwellers were more advanced, they could do little militarily to defend against the mounted hordes of the steppe.
Thus the nomads who conquered states in China, India, and the Middle East were soon forced to adapt to the local societies.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/history_of_asia.htm   (948 words)

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