East Asia : a cultural, social and political history

Edition
  • 2nd ed.
Published
  • Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin 2009
Physical description
xxvii, 528 p.
ISBN
  • 9780547005348
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 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) -- 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) -- Koryo Korea (935-1932) -- Kamakura Japan (1180-1333) -- China under Mongol rule (1215-1368) -- Japan's middle ages (1330-1600) -- The Ming empire in China (1368-1644) -- Choson Korea (1392-1800) -- The creation of the Manchu empire (1600-1800) -- Edo Japan (1603-1800) -- China in decline (1800-1900) -- Japan in Turmoil (1800-1867) -- Meiji Transformation (1868-1900) -- Korea in the turbulent nineteenth century (1800-1895) -- Rise of modern Japan (1900-1931) -- Modernizing Korea and colonial rule (1896-1945) -- Remaking China (1900-1927) -- War and revolution, China (1927-1949) --War and aftermath in Japan (1931-1964) -- China under Mao (1949-1976) -- China since Mao (1976 to the present) -- Korea (1945 to the present) -- Contemporary Japan (1965 to the present).
Other names
Genre
  • History.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • "A comprehensive history of East Asia, including extensive coverage of the region's cultural, political, economic, and social history. Coverage focuses on the narratives of China, Japan, and Korea while examining the history of each society in a larger, global context."--Back cover.

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