Trade brought prosperity to many of the trading sultanates which lined the coast of the archipelago and peninsula.
China’s rise, the spread of Islam and the arrival of Europeans had a profound effect on the region.
Chinese Buddhists traveled to Sumatra to improve their learning before proceeding to India and Sri Lanka.
What will China look like a century after Mao’s victory in 1949?
Pigs’ centrality to life in China is reflected in the Mandarin character for home which depicts a pig under a roof.
The people of Hong Kong are fighting a very courageous battle against very long odds. Meanwhile, people in Shanghai live well under a Faustian bargain with the CCP.
U.S. and Western criticisms of Chinese reeducation policies in Xinjiang are off the mark – and represent a double standard.
Religion is proving an increasingly divisive factor in the politics of Asian nations.
Pollution and a faltering economy are what keep China’s leaders awake at night.