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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.
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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 such events as the rise and fall of key dynasties, the ascendance of the British empire, and the development of democracy in Asia.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Cohen, Warren I.
East Asia at the center.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00031615
(OCoLC)43985817
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren I Cohen
ISBN: 0231502516 9780231502511
OCLC Number: 51214668
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 516 pages) : maps
Contents: Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Maps; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. The Emergence of an International System in East Asia; In the Beginning There Was China; Other Rooms, Other Voices; Empire of the Han, Challenge of the Xiongnu; The Diffusion of Power; China; Korea; Japan; Southeast Asia; Conclusion; 2. Shadows Over Tang Splendor; The Sui; The Years of Tang Ascendance; Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia; Conclusion; 3. East Asia Uncentered; Late Tang; The Tibetan Factor; The Demise of the Tang Dynasty; Northeast Asia; Southeast Asia. The Song Reunify ChinaKoryo; Japan; Southeast Asia in Turmoil; Conclusion; 4. The Mongol Ascendancy; Chinggis Khan and his sons; Khubilai Khan and the Chinese; Asian Resistance to Khubilai as Universal Ruler; The Last Days of the Yuan; Conclusion; 5. The Resurgence of Chinese Power and the Coming of Islam; Rise of the Ming; Koreans, Japanese, and Ryukyu Islanders; Southeast Asia and the Spread of Islam; Ming China on the Eve of the Portuguese Intrusion; Conclusion; 6. Europe and Japan Disrupt the East Asian International Order; Arrival of the Portuguese; The Ming Under Siege. The Rise of Japanese PowerOther Europeans: The Arrival of the Dutch and the English; Southeast Asia: Magnet for the West; Last Days of the Ming; Conclusion; 7. The Great Qing Empire; Rebuilding of the "Chinese" Empire; Japan and Korea; Southeast Asia in Flux; The Approach of the British Empire; Conclusion; 8. Triumph of the West; The British Are Coming; The Yanks Are Coming; France's Quest for Glory; Russia as a Pacific Power; And Then There Were the Dutch; Conclusion; 9. The Ascendance of Japan; Restoration and Self-strengthening in China; The Meiji Restoration; Japan Ascendant. The United States as an East Asian PowerThe Boxer War; In the Light of the Rising Sun; Conclusion; 10. Challenge to the West; Development of the Japanese Empire; The Rise of Chinese Nationalism; Nationalism Elsewhere in East Asia; Washington and Moscow Look to East Asia; Nationalist Revolution in China; Crisis in Manchuria; 11. War and Decolonization, 1932-1949; In The beginning It Was Manchuria; China Imperiled; War Comes to Asia; Japan's Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere; The War Ends in East Asia; Decolonization in Southeast Asia; Conclusion; 12. The Cold War In Asia. The Occupation of JapanRevolution in China; War in Korea; Southeast Asia and the Cold War; China, Taiwan, and the United States; Conclusion; 13. The Resurgence of East Asian Economic Power; Japan as Number 1; Little Dragons; Southeast Asia; China Joins the World Market Economy; The Japan That Can Say No; Conclusion; 14. On the Eve of the 21st Century; Disaster at Tiananmen; Democracy Comes to Taiwan; The Korean Peninsula: Democracy and Nuclear Weapons; Red Star Over Hong Kong; Crisis in Southeast Asia; Conclusion; Closing Thoughts; Notes; Further Reading; Index.
Other Titles: Four thousand 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 such events as the rise and fall of key dynasties, the ascendance of the British empire, and the development of democracy in Asia.

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