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A brief history of Chinese and Japanese civilizations

Author: Conrad Schirokauer
Publisher: United States : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A brief introductory text that emphasises cultural history while also covering political and economic history. Chapters are brief and each major Chinese dynasty, Japanese Shogunate, or other discrete  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Schirokauer
ISBN: 0155055690 9780155055698
OCLC Number: 49992572
Description: xxiii, 673 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. The classical civilization of China --
1. Chinese antiquity --
2. The age of philosophers --
3. The first empire: 221 B.C.-A.D. 220 --
Part 2. China and Japan in a Buddhist age --
4. China during the period of disunity --
5. The cosmopolitan civilization of the Sui and Tang: 581-907 --
6. Early Japan to 794 --
7. Heian Japan --
Part 3. China and Japan: Gentry and Samurai --
8. China during the Song: 960-1279 --
9. The Mongol empire and the Yuan Dynasty --
10. The Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644 --
11. Japan in the Kamakura period: 1185-1333 --
12. The Ashikaga Shogunate and the period of unification: 1336-1600 --
13. East Asia and modern Europe: First encounters --
Part 4. Traditional China and Japan: The last phase --
14. China under the Manchus --
15. Tokugawa Japan --
Part 5. China and Japan in the modern world --
16. The intrusion of the West: China --
17. The intrusion of the West: Japan --
18. The emergence of modern Japan: 1874-1894 --
19. Self-strengthening in China: 1874-1894 --
20. End of the old order and struggle for the new: China, 1895-1927 --
21. The limits of success: Japan, 1895-1931 --
22. Nationalist China, militarist Japan, and the second World War --
Part 6. East Asia since the second World War --
23. The aftermath of the second World War in East Asia --
24. Contemporary Japan --
25. The new China.
Responsibility: Conrad Schirokauer.

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