Tag Archives: East Asia

KISSING THE DEATH AN ELEGY

KISSING THE DEATH AN ELEGY. Describes the feeling of Toyotomi Hideyori, ahead of the fall of Osaka Castle on the Tokugawa Ieyasu army. After hearing the most powerful samurai, Yukimura Sanada fought desperately to pick up death on the front. Alone to keep the honor of his master. Continue reading

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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: The Unfinished Diary of Tengku Hasan di Tiro; Published by; National Liberation Front of Acheh Sumatra; 1984. Review and Free download, Continue reading

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HISTORICAL REPETITION

HISTORICAL REPETITION. Human life may be written in a different way but the cycle is always the same, so the conclusions are taken by the historians of ancient Persia. But are the conclusions taken by them true? Sometimes we feel had learned from the experiences of people in the past, learn from the mistakes made by people in the past but we subconsciously repeat the behavior of the people before us. Continue reading

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CONQUEST OF CULTURE

The question is Dare we say “Your values are different from our values and do not force us to follow you.” Courageous in actions, words, and intentions. And hopefully, the courage is not fading away from our self. Continue reading

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GATE WITHOUT GATE, THE MILITARY STRATEGY OF IEYASU TOKUGAWA

GATE WITHOUT GATE, THE MILITARY STRATEGY OF IEYASU TOKUGAWA By the middle of the sixteenth century, when the Ashikaga shogunate collapsed, the Japanese resembled a giant battlefield. Warlords fight over power, but out of their midst three great figures appear, … Continue reading

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PENGULANGAN SEJARAH

Kehidupan anak manusia boleh saja dituliskan dengan cara yang berbeda namun siklusnya selalu sama, begitulah kesimpulan yang diambil oleh para ahli sejarah Persia kuno tersebut. Namun benarkah kesimpulan yang diambil oleh mereka? Bahwa sejarah umat manusia secara umum adalah sama ; Dilahirkan, Lelah dan kemudian Meninggal. Continue reading

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THE NOBLE VEIL, ODA NOBUNAGA

Why does he think he needs to hide from everyone who knows and loves him? What was he afraid of? What he protected. Someone who does not trust anyone, Oda Nobunaga. What if a bird does not want to sing? Nobunaga replied, “Kill it!” Story when Meeting between Saito Dosan and Nobunaga at Shotokuji Temple. Continue reading

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TOKUGAWA IEYASU, THE ASURA

Tokugawa Ieyasu (January 31, 1543 – June 1, 1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. “Rectitude carried to excess hardens into stiffness; benevolence indulged beyond measure sinks into weakness.” Continue reading

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CIVILIZATION WITHOUT WRITING

Sultanate of Aceh, the last independent sultanate in the archipelago. Defeat in the war against the Dutch. As a sign of modern times, when the oral tradition conquered by writing. Aceh war is the end of civilization without written in Indonesian. Continue reading

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YUKIMURA SANADA, THE LAST GENERAL

The Siege of Osaka was a series of battles undertaken by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan, and ending in that clan’s destruction. Divided into two stages (Winter Campaign and Summer Campaign), and lasting from 1614 to 1615, the siege put an end to the last major armed opposition to the shogunate’s establishment. Continue reading

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