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East Asia: A New History

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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.

Synopsis:

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

Maps

Preface

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  

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205695225
Author:
Murphey, Rhoads
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
With:
Stapleton, Kristin
Subject:
General
Subject:
Southeast Asia - History
Subject:
East Asia History.
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
July 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
9.8 x 8 x 1.2 in 1012 gr

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