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EDITOR'S CHOICE

Richard Cavendish explains how the proposal to change the name of Siam to Thailand was eventually accepted on May 11th, 1949.

Michael Leech on Eastern Art Deco
Volume: 43 Issue: 9 1993

Michael Rand Hoare probes the truth behind a little-known massacre which is reverberating in Taiwanese politics today.

Volume: 43 Issue: 5 1993

Annette Bingham on the historic nature of Philippines food.

Volume: 40 Issue: 7 1990

Charles Boxer examines the impact of 1688 on Anglo-Dutch relationship with nations east of Suez.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988
Keith Nurse examines a collection of Indian art at the Powis Castle in Wales.
Volume: 37 Issue: 9 1987
Francis Robinson explores new educational and cultural advances in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.
Volume: 36 Issue: 12 1986
Francis Robinson on an epic film of the life of the Indian politician, released in December 1982.
Volume: 33 Issue: 1 1982
From 1858 until 1945, explains Frances Stewart, the Andaman Islands served as a penal colony for the British Empire. The islands were also valued for their good natural harbours. During the Second World War the Andamans were captured by the Japanese.
Volume: 32 Issue: 2 1982
Stuart A. Schram continues our Makers of the 20th Century series. That Mao Zedong has changed the course of modern history is beyond dispute. the extent of his influence, both in China and abroad, has however been a matter of fierce debate since his death in 1976.
Volume: 31 Issue: 4 1981
William Seymour argues here that the determination of Sir Charles Napier to uphold British interests in Sind led to coercion and eventual war. Much criticised for his high-handed approach, Napier nevertheless proved an efficient administrator for this conquered land.
Volume: 31 Issue: 7 1981

Pergamon became independent in the third century B.C.; Philip E. Burnham describes how its last king bequeathed his territory to Rome, and whence the Roman occupation of Asia began.

Volume: 26 Issue: 5 1976

John Villiers describes the rich exchange of artistic ideas between Europe and the Far East during the seventeenth, eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. 

Volume: 25 Issue: 3 1975

Gerald Morgan describes how the history of Europe and Asia was changed when Mongolian horses were adopted for migration.

Volume: 23 Issue: 2 1973

S.G.F. Brandon analyses the differences that divide the Eastern and Western views of man’s nature and destiny, concluding as to their urgent significance today, as mankind becomes more closely interrelated and interdependent.

Volume: 14 Issue: 4 1964

C.R. Boxer writes that, taken in conjunction, the Portuguese and Spanish voyages of discovery in the fifteenth century form one of the watersheds of history, comparable to the twentieth-century conquest of space.

Volume: 11 Issue: 1 1961

The exploits of Tamburlaine, or Timur the Tartar, inspired the composition of one of the great English blank verse tragedies. But Marlowe’s fantastic personage scarcely outdid the fourteenth-century conqueror.

Volume: 9 Issue: 3 1959

When Alexander assumed the despotic state of the Eastern monarchs he had overthrown, he aroused growing resentment among his loyal Macedonian followers. E. Badian carries the story on, to his early death in the year 323 B.C

Volume: 8 Issue: 7 1958

For five centuries the legend of the Christian Priest-King, in Asia or in Africa, sustained the hopes of Europeans in their struggle with Islam, writes Alastair Lamb.

Volume: 7 Issue: 5 1957

Just over a thousand years ago Chinese printers completed the publication of the Confucian Classics—an event as important in the history of civilization as the printing of the Gutenberg Bible. By Adrian L. Julian.

Volume: 4 Issue: 10 1954

Raymond Dawson reflects on 2,000 years of historical composition in China, beginning with Ssu-ma Ch’ien.

Volume: 2 Issue: 4 1952

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