Medieval Asia

Japanese Shoen

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/japanese-shoen The term ''Shoen'' refers to the development of lands or Manors in Feudal Japan, which were not controlled by The Emperor of a Shogunate. Untaxed and free to develop thei …

Hanamachi

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/hanamachi In Late Feudal Japan, the term ''Hanamachi'' was related to specially built and regulated Districts – near moderate to larger Towns and Cities, by which Geisha (''P …

Takashima Shuhan

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/takashima-shuhan Born in Japan in 1798, the name of Takashima Shuhan will mean nothing to the average person. But this one time Samurai and Engineer was responsible for ushering in the Fi …

Japanese Chonin

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/japanese-chonin Dating from the 16th Century AD – The Chonin were a Social Class of Japanese citizenry most associated with Middle Class structure. People that lived in Towns, were …

Japanese Sakoku

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/japanese-sakoku The translation for The Japanese word ''Sakoku'' means ''Closed Country'', but was commonly referred to by many European Nations of the 17th thru 19th Centuries as meanin …

Chinese ''Mandarin Duck'' Formation

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/chinese-mandarian-duck-formation A Chinese Military Formation common with The Ming Dynasty of the 14th Century AD, the so-called ''Mandarin Duck'' was a massed Infantry Formation, used to exploit gaps ma …

Chinese ''Snake'' Spear

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/chinese-snake-spear The Chinese Medieval Pole Arm known as The ''Snake'' Spear was common with many Chinese Armies, from the 15th thru 18th Century. Although replaced by and large with Firea …

Chimese Ming Dynasty Army

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/chimese-ming-dynasty-army With it's greatest standing strength at one point being over 850,000 Officers, Men and effectives of all specialties – The Ming Army was the primary defensive Army …

Torii

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/torii The Torii is the traditional Japanese Shinto Buddhism ''Gate'', placed near a Temple of that Religion. These Gates were not meant to be functional, and could be many hund …

Vietnamese Xa Mau

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/medieval-asia/vietnamese-xa-mau The Vietnamese Xa Mau (or ''Snake Pole''), was a Medieval Southeast Asia Pole Arm, common with some Military Units in the 16th to 18th Century. Used as both an Infantry a …