On 17 May in Asian history

ON 17 MAY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on May 17, 2017

290: Death of Sima Yan (Jin Wudi), Chinese emperor of the Jin Dynasty, born in 236
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Wu_of_Jin
http://koei.wikia.com/wiki/Sima_Yan

1155: Birth of Jien, Japanese poet and historian who died on 28 October 1225
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jien

1189: Birth of Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general, born in 1159
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minamoto_no_Yoshitsune

1336: Death of Go-Fushimi, the 93rd emperor of Japan (1298-1301), born on 5 April 1288
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Go-Fushimi

1540: Afghan chief Sher Khan defeats Mogul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sher_Shah_Suri

1551: Death of Shin Saimdang, korean writer and artist, poet, born on October 29, 1504
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Shin_Saimdang

1782: Mahadaji Sindhia, defeated on February 16, 1781 at Sipri by Gal Camac, becomes an ally of the English by the Treaty of Salbai
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Salbai
http://www.astrojyoti.com/modern-history-18.htm

1824: A Burmese force invades Chittagong and drove a mixed Sepoy and police detachment from its position at Ramu, but did not follow up its success

1857 : Birth of Pascual Poblete, Filipino writer and activist who died on February 5, 1921
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/1663/today-in-philippine-history-may-17-1857-pascual-poblete-was-born-in-naic-cavite

1868: Death of Isami Kondo, Japanese Shinsengumi Commander, born on November 9, 1834
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kond%C5%8D_Isami

1869: Imperial Japanese forces defeat the remnants of the Tokugawa shogunate in the Battle of Hakodate to end the Boshin War


http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Battle_of_Hakodate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boshin_War

1900: In China, three villages within 100 miles of Peking are burned by Boxers and 60 Chinese Christians killed.

1917: Death of Charles Brooke, second White Rajah of Sarawak (Borneo) since 3 August 1868
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Anthoni_Johnson_Brooke

1940: Birth of Reynato Puno, Filipino Supreme Court Chief Justice
http://en.wikipilipinas.org/index.php?title=Reynato_Puno

1944: Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myitkyina_Airport

1953: Birth of Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0793577/
http://asianwiki.com/Yoko_Shimada

1954: In the Philippines, Luis Taruc, who has been excluded from the Philippine Communist Party, surrenders
http://cityofsanfernando.blogspot.com/2005/05/ka-luis-m-taruc-june-21-1913-may-4.html

1964: In Burma, all the 50 and 100 kyat banknotes are demonetized without compensation

1967: In Hong Kong, beginning of fights between police and Maoist demonstrators til December


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong_1967_Leftist_riots
https://everydaylifeinmaoschina.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/a-huge-cache-of-photos-of-the-cultural-revolution-in-hong-kong-1967/
http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/67nov/hk1167.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJaoi0yTVoQ

1967: Birth of Mohamed Nasheed, Maldivian politician 4th President of the Maldives from 2008 to 2012
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Nasheed

1980: General Chun Doo-hwan of South Korea declares martial law in order to suppress students demonstration
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-ChunDooH.html

1981: In Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina comes back after exile in India
http://en.banglapedia.org/index.php?title=Hasina,_Sheikh

1981-05-17 Hasina retour d'exil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRwbbNATW3U

1981: Birth of Lim Jeong Hee, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim_Jeong_Hee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_yWIjzsK-I

1992: In Thailand, the so called Black May begins. Thai police and protestors start attacking one another. By midnight, the Thai government declares a state of emergency and military troops open fire


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1992450.stm
http://2bangkok.com/09-1992headlines08.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_May_(1992)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG4YhpJdPZw

1993: In Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremasinghe becomes prime minister till August 1994
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranil_Wickremasinghe

1994: Birth of Julie Anne San Jose, Filipino singer and actress
http://www.julieannesanjose.com/about.html

1995: The Chinese authorities arrest the six year old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, recognized by the Dalai Lama as the successor of the 10th Panchen Lama, and his family. Since nobody knows what happened to them


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedhun_Choekyi_Nyima
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4551425.stm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dorjee-tseten/chinas-worst-kept-secret-_b_7308598.html

1997: In South Korea, Kim Hyung-chul, son of the President Kim Dae-jung is arrested as involved in the Hanbo scandal

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1309&dat=19970420&id=WLBOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GBUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4429,1559204

2000: In Indonesia, for the first time, 24 soldiers are jailed for massacres of civilians in Aceh

2004: In Myanmar, the National Convention, in charge to write a new constitution,  convened after more than eight years of suspension

2005: Death of Keiiti Aki, Japanese seismologist, born on March 3, 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keiiti_Aki

2007: In Thailand, the Defense National Council orders three private radio stations to be closed because they gave interviews to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra

2007: Death of T. K. Doraiswamy, Indian poet and author, born on August 21, 1921
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._K._Doraiswamy

T. K. Doraiswamy

2007: A train, for the first time since 1953, cross the border between the two Koreas on few meters

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/korean-detente-trains-cross-border-for-the-first-time-in-over-fifty-years-a-483372.html

2008: Pakistan’s ambassador to Afghanistan abducted in February is freed
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7406083.stm

2009: The Indian National Congress wins the elections
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_2009

2009: Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger rebels admit defeat in their 37-year battle for an independent ethnic homeland. « This battle has reached its bitter end, » the Tigers’ chief of international relations, Selvarasa Pathmanathan, said in a statement
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/05/200951751122621855.html

2009: Death of Jung Seung-hye, South Korean film producer, born in March 1965
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2009/05/178_45062.html

2010: Death of Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter, born on October 13, 1929
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walasse_Ting
https://www.google.fr/search?q=Wallace+Ting&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvnso&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=HJ6zT7GUKdSXhQf_jpX8CA&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBMQ_AUoAQ&biw=601&bih=536

Walasse Ting

2011: Myanmar’s new government releases thousands of prisoners and reduced others’ sentences in a token aimed at mending its international image. Activists said the vast majority of those released from prisons were common criminals and only a few were political prisoners
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2011/05/2011517181542379456.html
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110517-rights-groups-criticise-myanmar-prisoner-release

2012: In an effort to encourage reform, US President Barack Obama on Thursday eased bans on investment in Burma’s financial services industry and on doing business in the country but kept sanctions against « individuals associated with the former regime ».

2014: The Chinese government has evacuated more than 3,000 of its nationals from Vietnam following a wave of anti-Chinese riots
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27458866
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/410329/china-evacuates-its-nationals-from-vietnam

2014: A plane crash in northern Laos kills 17 people including the minister of Defense 2014 Douangchay Phichit
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-17/an-laos-plane-crash/5459886
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27452919

 



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