Asian history is literally filled with interesting and inspiring tales, here are some of the more interesting and lesser known ones.
19th century China was not a place that was freely open to visitors from the western world, but that didn’t stop the outside forces from breaching into China to establish their peddling ways. What they failed to realise however is that the Chinese had their own secret weapon, the flaming monkeys.
Late 19th Century was a turbulent time for many nations, however the Korean peninsula was perhaps more turbulent than most. A time of political factions and uprisings that led to the tale of Queen Min and her struggle to forge the Korean empire.
There were plenty of battles between British and Indian forces in the establishment of the British colony in India, perhaps none as key as the Battle of Plassey. Who would of ever thought that tarpaulins would be the decisive factor in winning the battle.
The Japanese Samurai weren't really known for attacking western forces, even the Ronin, however a band Japanese pirates did on one such occasion in history.
Medieval China was a battle for kingdoms, with many infamous attacks waged for rule of many parts of the land. There would be however no battle as significant as the Battle for Fei River in Chinese history, a true underdog story.
Few events in Philippine history are as important to the establishment of the Philippines national identify as that of the Cavite mutiny in 1872.
Feudal Japan was a time of tradition, honour and warfare, with very few outsiders ever privy to the way of the samurai, especially in the sixteenth century. However one such man, a slave from Africa, firmly grasped his place in Japanese folklore.
Few conflicts in history were as devastating and at the same time as reforming as that of the Taiping rebellion in 19th century China. A fourteen year battle that forever changed the Chinese landscape.