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East Asia : a new history

Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publisher: New York : Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., ©1997.
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Engaging, integrated, and analytical, East Asia: A New History provides a comprehensive history of the East Asian countries and addresses a diverse range of social, economic, and intellectual histories. Several unique features of the text [are] a concluding section on the "Pacific century" to reflect an absolutely current perspective; significant material on influential women in East Asian history as well as gender  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murphey, Rhoads, 1919-
East Asia.
New York : Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., ©1997
(OCoLC)605633431
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhoads Murphey
ISBN: 0673993507 9780673993502
OCLC Number: 34515572
Description: xx, 459 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words --
About the Author --
Atlas --
Time Chart --
1. East Asia: Common Ground and Regional Differences --
2. Prehistory. Beginnings in China, and the Shang Dynasty --
3. The Chou. Its Decline, and the Age of the Philosophers --
4. Ch'in and Han: The Making of Empire --
5. Buddhism, Barbarians, and the T'ang Dynasty --
6. Achievement and Disaster: The Sung and Yuan Dynasties, 960-1355 --
7. New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty --
8. The Ch'ing in Prosperity and Decline --
9. Premodern Vietnam and Korea --
10. Beginnings in Japan: Patterns and Origins --
11. Warriors, Monks, and Conflict: Medieval Japan --
12. The West and Arrives in Asia --
13. Tokugawa Japan --
14. Humiliation and Response in Nineteenth Century China --
15. Japan's Response to New Challenges --
16. Imperialism in Korea, Vietnam, and Southern Asia --
17. China in Tatters, 1896-1925 --
18. China and Japan: The Road to War --
19. The Second World War in Asia.
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Engaging, integrated, and analytical, East Asia: A New History provides a comprehensive history of the East Asian countries and addresses a diverse range of social, economic, and intellectual histories. Several unique features of the text [are] a concluding section on the "Pacific century" to reflect an absolutely current perspective; significant material on influential women in East Asian history as well as gender issues; and a generous program of boxed document excerpts that expose students to the voices of key figures and writers in East Asian history.

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