The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale

Recently Viewed clear list

Original Essays | July 24, 2014

Jessica Valenti: IMG Full Frontal Feminism Revisited

It is arguably the worst and best time to be a feminist. In the years since I first wrote Full Frontal Feminism, we've seen a huge cultural shift in... Continue »
  1. $11.90 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $110.60
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Partner Warehouse General- General

East Asia: New History (5TH 10 Edition)


East Asia: New History (5TH 10 Edition) Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

This accessible text offers a comprehensive history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, including coverage of everyday life, women and gender-related issues, and the environment–topics often neglected in other texts.


Throughout his distinguished career, author Rhoads Murphey has inspired within students an appreciation for the rich and unique history of Asia. The Fifth Edition of this text on East Asia is certain to bring this fascinating region to life for many of today’s students.


Provides a comprehensive history of East Asia, incorporating the most recent scholarship. China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Readers interested in learning about the history and development of East Asia.

About the Author

Rhoads Murphey, University of Michigan

Table of Contents



Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words

Wade-Giles/Pinyin Equivalents

About the Author

Regional Map

Time Chart

1. East Asia: Common Ground and Regional Differences  

2. Prehistory, Beginnings in China, and the Shang Dynasty  

3. The Zhou: Its Decline and the Age of the Philosophers  

4. Qin and Han: The Making of Empire  

5. Buddhism and the Cosmopolitan Tang Dynasty  

6. Achievement and Disaster: The Song and Yuan Dynasties, 960—1368  

7. New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty  

8. The Qing in Prosperity and Decline  

9. Early Korea  

10. Premodern Vietnam  

11. Beginnings in Japan: Patterns and Origins  

12. Warriors, Monks, and Conflict: Medieval Japan  

13. The West Arrives in Asia  

14. Tokugawa Japan  

15. China’s Nineteenth-Century Crises 

16. Japan Remakes Itself  

17. Imperialism in Korea and Vietnam  

18. China, 1901—1925: End of Empire and Search for a New Order  

19. China and Japan: The Road to War  

20. The Second World War in Asia  

21. China since 1945  

22. Japan since 1945  

23. Korea and Vietnam since 1945  



Product Details

Murphey, Rhoads
Longman Publishing Group
Stapleton, Kristin
Southeast Asia - History
East Asia History.
Asia - General
General History
World History-Asia
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2009
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
9.8 x 8 x 1.2 in 1012 gr

Other books you might like

  1. Samurai: The Story of a Warrior... Used Trade Paper $9.95
  2. Watercolor Class
    Used Trade Paper $16.95
  3. Empire of the Sun Used Book Club Paperback $2.95
  4. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
    Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Asia » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Specific Languages and Groups
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Textbooks » General

East Asia: New History (5TH 10 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$83.50 In Stock
Product details 504 pages Prentice Hall - English 9780205695225 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Provides a comprehensive history of East Asia, incorporating the most recent scholarship. China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. Readers interested in learning about the history and development of East Asia.
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at