1. W

    Early Asian immigration to North America

    I've been doing some research on early immigration to North America from Asia, does anyone know of any good resources on this topic? The internet covers some interesting parts of this topic, such as: Luzonians travelling to Morro Bay in modern day California in 1587, Filipino sailors landing...
  2. F

    Asian history: Attabu I & II

    Just watch a documentary series the legend of "Attabu". (And I found that the movie is made by KKhan Lee, brother of Ang Lee!!) It seems Attabu is the indigenous phrase used by the Taiwanese aborigines. The documentary is focus on the Lin Family in Taiwan, they sailed across the sea from...
  3. F

    19th/20th century Asian expansionism?

    What I have in mind is the period after European powers and USA by use of force "opened" the larger parts of Asia, until late 20th. century. The "expansive" or "imperialist" powers were those mentioned, but then also at least the Japanese until 1945. Who else? Has some modern nationalist, not...
  4. No Bias FTW

    Tradition for the Pleasuring of The Fairer Sex The Correct East Asian Style?

    Again, my feelings are indescribable. Righteous are my most passionate feelings; if I still can not most excellently contribute to certain women of this world, my heart would explode from the all intensity and I would effectively die. And so I have a question for a historical subject that has...
  5. Voltaires Hat

    Did any historical factors influence the monist tendency of East Asian religion?

    Just wondering why the distinction between dualism in 'Western' religions, as opposed to the monism in East Asian religions like Buddhism and Taoism. Was this completely random, or is there a reason for it?
  6. J

    East Asian origins: A theory

    The story starts in pre-Bantu Africa, where we have a certain group of ancient pre-Bantu African technologists. As the Bantu were expanding out of the central African jungles, the pre-Bantu Africans (East Asians) gradually gave way and started migrating out of the continent via sailing ship. At...
  7. A

    Were Pechenegs, Cumans, and Tatars considered Asian?

    Excluding the Mongols, is it accurate to call the historical empires of the Eurasian steppe, such as Cumans, Pechenegs, Huns, Tatars, and Kipchaks "Asian" (possibly anachronistic for the time period)? If so, why? If not, why not?
  8. D

    Harappan site of Rakhigarhi: DNA study finds no Central Asian trace, junks Aryan inva

    The much-awaited DNA study of the skeletal remains found at the Harappan site of Rakhigarhi, Haryana, shows no Central Asian trace, indicating the Aryan invasion theory was flawed and Vedic evolution was through indigenous people. The lead researchers of this soon-tobe published study — Vasant...
  9. Haakbus

    Mortars in premodern Asian armies

    In Korea siege mortars became popular in the early 15th century. They were mostly used against Jurchen encampments and later against the Japanese during the Imjin War. In 1590 Yi Changson introduced a practical shell to the Korean arsenal and these quickly became popular as anti-personnel...
  10. H

    buddhist architecture origin of many Islamic/western elements?

    1) Buddhist Arch 1st CE Gothis arch 2) Ashokan pillar imitation minarrets/ four minarets? blue mosque 3) Squinch support, afghanistan
  11. Naima

    Greatest Asian General ?

    For Asian I mean anyone from Mongolia to Thailand , No India , Middle east or Central Asia. Wich one is the best general of all times? And wich ones are the top three?
  12. EternalWay

    Books on Southeast Asian History

    Hello all, I was wondering what books everyone recommended for the history of Southeast Asia. I would prefer a text that surveys the topic from pre-historic to modern times. Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated :)
  13. R

    Can Japan invade the US had they change their Asian strategy

    The POD of this topic will be the marco polo bridge incident. please also read up on the following person. (lets abbreviate to JWW) he will be my main character for this topic. by the time of...
  14. K

    Historical perceptions of indigenous Americans among East Asian nations

    I recently re-read the article 'Images of American Racial Stereotypes in Nineteenth-Century Japan' by Nicole Fabricand-Person, which mentions how Japan in the Meiji era adopted Euro-American stereotypes of indigenous American peoples as part of their 'modernizing' efforts ('modern' in many ways...
  15. S

    Asian History

    What facilitated the rooting of Buddhism in China?
  16. R

    Asian styled dagger, found in California? Identification??

    looks like a lion or snake head, at the hilt, then the same on the two side pieces. One antique dealer I took it to was stumped but said the hilt might be a dolphin. My dad found in about 15-17 years ago while excavating for a pool in the Bay Area somewhere of California, I'm thinking napa...
  17. P

    Asian leader corpses bridge

    Hello! I remembered a story that i heard once in a history program, i think it was something like this: it was a powerful asian leader, i think that forced his people to throw themselves into a river because they couldn't cross(they were going to war i think) So the corpses made a kind of bridge...
  18. Idris

    Book on Central Asian or Eurasian History

    Hello, I noticed that there is not a specific thread allocated for Central Asian or Eurasian history. I am looking for some good books to gain a better understanding of the region. I've done a search and have not been able to enter the right keywords to find what I'm looking for. Any...
  19. S

    Why is the V sound uncommon in many East and Southeast Asian languages

    Without V Lao Korean Tibetan Burmese Japanese Most Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc) With V Khmer Mongolian Vietnamese Special Case Thai has no V in it's language but seems to have it in proper nouns. Unsure Bahasa Tagalog Interestingly, two of the languages that do have a V sound...
  20. Pessimist Crow

    General inquiry about East Asian Fotresses (castles?)

    Why are Korean fotresses built so low in comparison to other East Asian structures? (Or forts in general) Did Chinese and Koreans have castles at all or is it specific to the Japanese?