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Discussion in 'The War Room' started by deltapapha, Dec 4, 2017.
Weeb, not neckbeard lmfao.
Although, while you were memeing, I was studying the blade.
I really wish I had been studying the blockchain tbh. BTC at 16k!
Wait young padawan, winter is coming for bitcoin.
Invest in Litecoin and wait for the fallout.
Dude I actually put 1k in Litecoin just for giggles....I hope you are right.
What would you like to know?
A long time ago I took two courses in college an Eastern themes: History of Southeast Asia, and South Asia & Pacific Rim Geography.
Here are a few very memorable books that I have read. I list them not necessarily as recommendations but just to try to dredge up my reading in the East.
1. The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang (not light reading but I highly recommend)
2. The Distant Land of My Fathers by Bo Caldwell
3. A Passage to India by E M Forster
4. Li Bai (poems)
5. Shakuntala (play) by Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.
Shakuntala is one of the greatest things I have ever read in my life!
6. I have read numerous articles and books on the two OPIUM WARS (1840 - 1860)
I highly recommend reading on this topic but be sure to counterbalance the overwhelming screechy preachy anti-British surfeit of material on this topic. I am of the view that British intervention in China had an overwhelming net positive effect on the region. A really good book somewhat tangential to the topic is:
Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China by Frank Dikötter
The author shatters some of the myths about the fallout of the Opium Wars
there are others but I will just leave it at that.