A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to by Charles Holcombe

By Charles Holcombe

Charles Holcombe starts off through asking the query 'what is East Asia?' within the glossy age, a number of the gains that made the zone - now outlined as together with China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam - specified were submerged by means of the results of revolution, politics or globalization. but, as an historic civilization, the sector had either an old and cultural coherence. This shared previous is on the middle of this bold e-book, which lines the tale of East Asia from the sunrise of background to the twenty-first century. the second one version has been imaginatively revised and increased to put emphasis on cross-cultural interactions and connections, either inside of East Asia and past, with new fabric on Vietnam and sleek popular culture. the second one variation additionally encompasses a chinese language personality checklist, extra maps and new illustrations.

Show description

Read Online or Download A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century PDF

Best asian history books

Postsocialist Modernity: Chinese Cinema, Literature, and Criticism in the Market Age

This e-book examines chinese language tradition less than the age of industry reforms. starting within the early Nineteen Nineties and on into the recent century, fields similar to literature and movie were essentially remodeled by way of the forces of the marketplace as China is built-in ever extra heavily into the area financial system. for that reason, the previously unified innovative tradition has been become a pluralized nation that displays the variety of person adventure within the reform period.

Malaysia: The Making of a Nation

This can be an account of the competition among Malay ethno-nationalism and Malaysian nationalism within the making of the Malaysian kingdom. even with Malay dominance in Malaysia, the writer argues, the rustic has no longer turn into a "Malay nation-state". This strategy has been checked by means of the rival forces of multi-ethnic "Malaysian nationalism" in peninsular Malaysia and the contesting nationalisms and communalism of the opposite indigenous groups, or bumiputra, within the East Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah.

Taiwan Straits: Crisis in Asia and the Role of the U.S. Navy (Global Flashpoints: A Series)

In Taiwan Straits: obstacle in Asia and the function of the U. S. army, historian Bruce Elleman surveys the placement that has ended in the present tensions among China and Taiwan. beginning in 1949, the ultimate section of the civil struggle in China, which ended with Communist rule of the mainland and nationalist regulate of Taiwan, this paintings explores how the 100-mile huge passage of water, referred to as the Taiwan Strait has served because the geographic flashpoint among the 2 international locations.

The Book Worlds of East Asia and Europe, 1450–1850: Connections and Comparisons

This quantity presents the 1st comparative survey of the kin among the 2 such a lot energetic booklet worlds in Eurasia among 1450 and 1850. well-liked students in e-book heritage discover various techniques to publishing, printing, and ebook tradition. They talk about the level of expertise move and booklet distribution among the 2 areas and convey how a lot ebook historians of East Asia and Europe can research from each other via elevating new questions, exploring striking similarities and transformations in those areas’ construction, distribution, and intake of books.

Additional info for A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 25 votes

Related posts