What historical topic have I changed my mind on? Colonialism. I now know that it had no redeeming features.
One man more than any other is associated with Singapore’s remarkable success. On his centenary: who was Lee Kuan Yew and how did he do it?
Hong Kong in the 1950s had a nomadic floating population that needed to be counted in the census – but how?
A history of the Philippines’ 7,000 islands from the pre-colonial era to the present day.
Leaked photographs of colonial atrocities during the Malayan ‘Emergency’ shocked postwar Britain.
Mao Zedong once said that Taiwan should be independent, but the Chinese Communist Party has since changed its mind. How Chinese is Taiwan?
Thailand’s monarchy is today one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful, but it has faced a constant struggle for survival.
The depth of China’s influence over South-East Asia.
A proud, pious aristocrat, loyal to General de Gaulle, Philippe Leclerc found a kindred soul among Britain’s wartime elite.
The Thai-Burma railway was built by prisoners of war in appalling conditions. The dead were treated with a dignity denied the living.