Amazing Asia

Amazing Asia


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In this issue we look at some of the most amazing places, people, inventions and eras in Asian history! 

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Made in China
By Catherine Gordon
We use Chinese inventions when we're out in the rain, brushing our teeth and using the loo! Read the stories behind some of China's coolest creations!

The Prince's Journey and the Birth of Buddhism
By Christian Jaros
More than 500 million people practice Buddhism around the world, but it all started with just one...

Aung San Suu Kyi's Struggle
By Alister McKeich
Thanks to the efforts of Aung San Suu Kyi, the people of Burma know more freedom than they ever have. This is her story.

The Mongol Empire and its Master Warriors
By Jessica Norman
For the most menacing empire of all time, the Mongol Empire was also one of the most advanced.

Seen from Space?
It is often said that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure that can be seen from the moon, but is it true?

Australia Un-federated?
By Lucy Singer
What if Australia had never federated? Read fictional accounts of the daily lives of kids from the colonies if Australia never went through Federation in 1901.

The Spooky Beginnings of Halloween
By Gary Campbell
Ghostly narrator, Titus, shares the scary origins of Halloween.

Nikola Tesla and his Electrifying Mind
By Abra Pressler
Meet Nikola Tesla - though you may not have heard his name, you'd be living in the dark without him...

How did Soldiers Keep Clean in World War II?
Not as easily as us, that's for sure! When a hot shower isn't an option, soldiers had to get creative!

The Life of Dorothea Mackellar
By Lauren Rametta, 12 (Junior Historian)
Lauren looks at the life and poetry of one of Australia's great artists in her winning submission to the HistoriCool Junior Historian program.

Abel Tasman: The Able Seaman
We've got a state named after him, but what more do you know about Abel Tasman?

Saved by the Bell?
Called the Safety Coffin, it could stop you from being buried alive. But how on Earth would such an invention come about?

My History... with Melissa Wu
We talk to Olympic diver, Melissa Wu, about her past, present and future!

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