A research paper examining the curious and complex history of silk production in China and the spread of silk to western cultures over time.
The History of India: Integration of Indian States. The origin of the process of the integration of Indian States could be traced back to the late 18th and early 19th centuries when the England East India Company began acquiring large tracts of land in India.
The autobiography A Daughter of Han is useful not just as a primary source of late Qing and then Republican China, but also as an enjoyable novel-like book in of itself.
Some of the world's oldest pottery is that of ancient Japan. Pottery pieces dating back to at least the 12th millineum BCE have been found at archaological sites across Japan. This period of Japanese history is known as the Jomon period and these pottery pieces shed much light on life in Japan as...
Ubasute, an alleged common custom in ancient Japan, involved transporting elderly family members to mountains and then abandoning them. The idea was for the elderly to die on these mountain tops.
The rise of the Great Mauryan Empire was a unique event in the History of India. It was the first Empire in the Indian sub-continent came into existence by unifying the innumerable fragments of distracted territory.
In a few select cases, buddhist monks in Japan would turn prepare their bodies for mummification for years before becoming a mummy; how and why did they do it?
Insights into the customs and traditions of the Peranakans, the fascinating straits born Chinese community.
The Kingdom of Mysore was the last Indian state to defeat the British in a war. What made them unique and different, and what led them to being defeated regardless?
Meiji Japan defined a Japanese government which lasted from the 1870s to the 1930s. How did it change throughout this period, and why?