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East Asia at the center : four thousand years of engagement with the world

Author: Warren I Cohen
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"East Asia at the Center's expansive historical view puts the trials and advances of the past four millennia into perspective, showing that East Asia has often been preeminent on the world stage - and conjecturing that it might be so again in the not-so-distant future."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Warren I Cohen
ISBN: 0231101082 9780231101080 0231101090 9780231101097
OCLC Number: 43985817
Description: xviii, 516 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The emergence of an international system in East Asia --
Shadows over Tang splendor --
East Asia uncentered --
The Mongol ascendancy --
The resurgence of Chinese power and the coming of Islam --
Europe and Japan disrupt the East Asian international order --
The great Qing empire --
Triumph of the West --
The ascendance of Japan --
Challenge to the West --
War and decolonization, 1932-1949 --
The Cold War in East Asia --
The resurgence of East Asian economic power --
On the eve of the 21st century --
Closing thoughts.
Other Titles: Four thoursand years of engagement with the world
Responsibility: Warren I. Cohen.

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Cohen charts the course of cultural, intellectual, economic, and political developments in East Asia--particularly China and Japan--from the beginning of recorded time to the present day and examines  Read more...

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A superb and readable introduction to the region's history. Foreign Affairs Extremely ambitious... Cohen plunges right in with enviable bravado and scope. China Quarterly Stimulating and informative. Read more...

 
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