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East Asia : a cultural, social, and political history

Author: Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Anne Walthall
Publisher: Boston, MA : Wadsworth, [Place of publication not identified] : Cengage Learning [distributor] [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Written by top scholars in the field, East Asia: A Cultural, Social, And Political History, delivers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of East Asia, while focusing on the narratives and histories of China, Japan, and Korea in a larger, global context.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Buckley Ebrey; Anne Walthall
ISBN: 9781133606475 1133606474
OCLC Number: 811729581
Description: xxiv, 544, 29 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1 The foundations of East Asian civilization in China : China in the bronze age : the Shang and Western Zhou dynasties (ca. 1500-771 B.C.E.) --
Philosophers and warring states during the Eastern Zhou period (770-256 B.C.E.) --
The founding of the bureaucratic empire : Qin-Han China (256 B.C.E.-200 C.E.) --
Political division in China and the spread of Buddhism (200-580) --
The cosmopolitan empires of Sui and Tang China (581-960) --
pt. 2 The emergence of East Asian civilization : Early Korea to 935 --
Early state and society in Japan (to 794) --
China among equals : Song, Liao, Xia, and Jin --
Heian Japan (794-ca. 1180) --
Goryeo Korea (935-1392) --
Kamakura Japan (1180-1333) --
China under Mongol rule (1215-1368) --
pt. 3 Meeting new challenges (1300-1800) : Japan's middle ages (1330-1600) --
The Ming Empire in China (1368-1644) --
Joseon Korea (1392-1800) --
The creation of the Manchu Empire (1600-1800) --
Edo Japan (1603-1800) --
pt. 4 The age of western imperialism (1800-1900) : China in decline (1800-1900) --
Japan in turmoil (1800-1867) --
Meiji transformation (1868-1900) --
Korea in the turbulent nineteenth century (1800-1895) --
pt. 5 East Asia in the modern world : Rise of modern Japan (1900-1931) --
Modernizing Korea and colonial rule (1896-1945) --
Remaking China (1900-1927) --
pt. 6 Intensified contact and divergent paths : War and aftermath in Japan (1931-1965) --
China under Mao (1949-1976) --
Korea (1945 to the present) --
Contemporary Japan (1965 to the present) --
China since Mao (1976 to the present).
Responsibility: Patricia Ebrey, University of Washington, Seattle, Anne Walthall, University of California, Irvine.

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Written by top scholars in the field, East Asia: A Cultural, Social, And Political History, delivers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of East Asia, while focusing on the narratives and histories of China, Japan, and Korea in a larger, global context.

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PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION IN CHINA. Connections: The Prehistory of East Asia. 1. China in the Bronze Age: The Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties (ca 1500-771 B.C.E.). 2. Read more...

 
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