Japan forms a new constitutional democracy

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Mahatma Gandhi born

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Children's Day in Japan

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Flag raisers at Iwo Jima, 1945

PBS's The War

The War, Ken Burns' seven-part documentary, partially funded by NEH tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

Gold head dress

Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

The nearly 230 artifacts in this exhibit were thought to be lost forever, casualties of the years of warfare, looting and destruction that followed the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and the rise of the Taliban in 1996. Instead most of them had been secretly hidden in crates in the Central Bank within the presidential palace in Kabul.

China's Boxer Rebellion

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Battle of Midway begins

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Freer Gallery of Art and Sackler Gallery

The gallery houses a world-renowned collection of art from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, and the Far East.

China Historical GIS

A database of populated places and historical administrative units for the period of Chinese history between 222 BCE and 1911 CE. CHGIS provides a base GIS platform for researchers to use in spatial analysis, temporal statistical modeling, and representation of selected historical units as digital maps.

Deatail of Japanese woodblock of a ship from Perry's fleet

Black Ships & Samurai: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan

An MIT open courseware unit on how Japanese artists visualized the arrival and effects of Commodore Perry's fleet in 1853.