The specific features of the coastline in some areas—especially in the east and southeast—are the result of active volcanism; thermal abrasion of permafrost caused by a combination of the action of breaking waves and thawing , as in northeastern Siberia; and coral growth, as in the areas to the south and southeast. In the 17th century, the Manchu conquered China and established the Qing dynasty. While the urban city dwellers were more advanced technologically and socially, in many cases they could do little in a military aspect to defend against the mounted hordes of the steppe. Map of western, southern, and central Asia in  The map of Asia in , which also included the continent of Australia then known as New Holland.
Some of these are of women held in servitude as study of the society implied by the content reveals. Founded on notions of consensus-building and noninterference, the nation group issues pronouncements drowning in careful and bland language. The history of Asia can be seen as the distinct histories of several peripheral coastal regions: East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, linked by the interior mass of the Central Asian steppes. A dual citizen, Ms. Sam Rainsy tweeted that he was still planning to fly to Bangkok from Paris despite the Thai prohibition on him coming there.