East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2013 - History - 600 pages
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Written by top scholars in the field, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, 3E delivers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of East Asia, while focusing on the narratives and histories of China, Japan, and Korea in a larger, global context. Full color inserts on such topics as food, clothing, and art objects illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia. A range of primary source documents spotlights women's independence, students-turned-soldiers, and other stirring issues, while intriguing biographical sketches throughout highlight the lives of popular figures and ordinary people alike.
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Contents

The Foundations of East Asian Civilization in China
1
The Emergence of East Asian Civilization
97
Meeting New Challenges 13001800
211
The Age of Western Imperialism 18001900
305
East Asia in the Modern World
381
Intensified Contact and Divergent Paths
455
Index
545
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