Brunei – A Brief History

From the 14th to the 16th centuries Brunei Darussalam was the seat of a powerful sultanate extending over Sabah, Sarawak and the lower Philippines. Thus, the current Sultan represents one of the oldest continuously ruling dynasties in the world. By the 19th century, the Brunei Darussalam Empire had been whittled away by wars, piracy and … Read more Brunei – A Brief History

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 … Read more Hindu Kingdoms Period

Chinese History Timeline

Chinese History Timeline

The History Of China, as documented in ancient writings, dates back some 3,300 years. Modern archaeological studies provide evidence of still more ancient origins in a culture that flourished between 2500 and 2000 B.C. in what is now central China and the lower Huang He (Yellow River) Valley of north China. Centuries of migration, amalgamation, … Read more Chinese History Timeline

Kings of Tibet and the Dalai Lamas

Culture of Kabul

Many Thanks to: 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 … Read more Kings of Tibet and the Dalai Lamas

Kings of Burma

Culture of Kabul

Many Thanks to: 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 … Read more Kings of Burma

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 … Read more Early and Recent History

Kings of Cambodia

Many Thanks to: 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 … Read more Kings of Cambodia

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.: … Read more Korean History