Medieval Asia

The Ancient Cultures of The Far East....China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan.

The ''Mandate of Heaven''

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-mandate-of-heaven 7th Sep 2021 - The concept known as ''The Mandate of Heaven'' was an Ancient Chinese system, which was designed to establish ''Divine Right'' for a particular Ruling …

Japanese Kugyo

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/japanese-kygyo 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Kugyo'' were a High-ranking, Aristocratic Class which existed in Medieval Japan from the 12th Century AD. They would continue into the mid-19th …

Japanese Ason

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/japanese-ason 31st Jul 2021 - The Title of ''Ason'' was relative to various High-ranking Noble Houses (or Clans), which existed from the 7th to 9th Century AD in Early Medieval Jap …

Chinese Tang Pa

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/chinese-tang-pa 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Tang Pa'' was a Class of improvised weapons that were common to The Ming Dynasty in the 14th Century AD. Akin to The European Ranseur Pole Arm, …

Chinese Yan Wei Pai Shield

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/chinese-yan-wei-pai-shield 31st Jul 2021 - Favored by Ming Dynastic Military Forces known as The Lang Bing or ''Wolf Troops'', The Yan Wei Pai was a type of common Field Shield. Made of wood (w …

Chinese Qi Jia Dao Sabre

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/chinese-qi-jia-dao-sabre 31st Jul 2021 - A Sword of The Ming Military of the 15th Century AD, The Qi Jia Dao is tied to interactions with Japan and possibly Korean of the same Period. Not a t …

Vietnamese Luc Lang Gian

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/vietnamese-luc-lang-gian 31st Jul 2021 - The Vietnamese Luc Lang Gian, was a 6th Century AD was a Class of ''Shock Weapon'' (Gian) used by Infantry Troops. Known in Western Culture as ''Sword …

Thai Lang Khien War Shield

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/thai-lang-khien-war-shield 31st Jul 2021 - No doubt developed from Conflicts with Vietnam and Siam – The Thai War Shield known as The Lang Khien, was an effective close quarters protectiv …

Japanese Sakoku

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/japanese-sakoku 31st Jul 2021 - The translation for The Japanese word ''Sakoku'' means ''Closed Country'', but was commonly referred to by many European Nations of the 17th thru 19th …

Vietnamese Moc Khien Cavalry Shield

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/vietnamese-moc-khien-cavalry-shield 31st Jul 2021 - Dating from the 12th Century AD and The Vietnamese Trang Dynasty (1226 AD to 1400 AD), The Moc Khien was specially designed for use by Cavalry Forces. …

Japanese Burakumin

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/japanese-burakumin 31st Jul 2021 - A derogatory term used in 16th Century AD Japan (until the mid-19th Century AD) – ''Burakumin'' were the outcast of Feudal Society, or ''lowest …

Vietnamese Thuong Spear

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/vietnamese-thuong-spear 31st Jul 2021 - The Thuong was The Vietnamese Spear. Their distinctive design was taken from numerous Chinese examples. A common battlefield weapon beginning in the 1 …