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Modern East Asia : a brief history

Author: Conrad Schirokauer; Donald N Clark
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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This respected text explores the civilizations of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, giving attention to the cultural and social history as well as to the political and economic developments of this vast region. This second edition has been updated to include primary source features in each chapter as well as new maps and illustrations, all of which showcase the expanded social coverage of this edition. The authors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Textbooks
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Schirokauer; Donald N Clark
ISBN: 9780618920709 0618920706
OCLC Number: 122334338
Description: xv, 496 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Early modern/late traditional. Foundations, traditions, commonalities ; Qing China ; Chosŏn Korea ; Tokugawa Japan ; East Asia and modern Europe: first encounters --
The nineteenth century. Vietnam and China: internal crises and western intrusion ; Japan from Tokugawa to Meiji: 1787-1873 ; The emergence of modern Japan: 1874-1894 ; China and Korea: 1870-1894 --
Continental East Asia and imperial Japan: 1895-1945. China: endings and beginnings, 1895-1927 ; Imperial Japan, 1895-1931 ; Vietnam, Korea, and Taiwan under colonial rule ; East Asia: the thirties and World War II --
East Asia in the second half of the twentieth century. The aftermath of World War II ; China under Mao ; The Chinese world since Mao ; The new Japan ; The two Koreas and Vietnam ; East Asia in the era of globalization ; Suggestions for further study.
Responsibility: Conrad Schirokauer, Donald N. Clark.
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This respected text explores the civilizations of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, giving attention to the cultural and social history as well as to the political and economic developments of this vast region. This second edition has been updated to include primary source features in each chapter as well as new maps and illustrations, all of which showcase the expanded social coverage of this edition. The authors have also clarified and enhanced the chapter introductions, creating a more seamless narrative to help readers make sense of complex issues. -- Back cover.

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