East Asia: From Chinese Predominance to the Rise of the Pacific Rim

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In recent decades, there has been a dramatic transformation around the Pacific Rim. Japan has become an economic superpower and Korea and the People's Republic of China are close behind, flooding the world market with computers, automobiles, and electronic components. It is even predicted that by the next century East Asia will be the workshop of the world. No longer "the Far East" - that exotic, mysterious land at the distant fringe of western consciousness - East Asia today commands the attention of the world. ...
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In recent decades, there has been a dramatic transformation around the Pacific Rim. Japan has become an economic superpower and Korea and the People's Republic of China are close behind, flooding the world market with computers, automobiles, and electronic components. It is even predicted that by the next century East Asia will be the workshop of the world. No longer "the Far East" - that exotic, mysterious land at the distant fringe of western consciousness - East Asia today commands the attention of the world. In East Asia, Arthur Cotterell condenses into a short, highly readable book an immense amount of historical knowledge, placing this remarkable economic boom in its proper perspective - an Asian one. To do this, Cotterell ranges from the dawn of Chinese civilization, to the rise of the Mongols and the Manchus, to Japan's emergence as the first East Asian nation to develop an industrial economy. And he brings his history up to the present, examining America's setbacks in the Korean and Vietnam War, Japan's rise as an economic superpower, and the recent histories of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, reunited Vietnam, socialist Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Cotterell not only provides insight into the past of this burgeoning region, but he offers a provocative view of the future as well. He suggests for instance that Japan, the present leader of the Pacific Rim, will eventually be overtaken by its neighbors, now engaged in a hectic pace of development seen especially in the People's Republic of China, which has only just begun to compete as an exporter. He concludes that the relations between the Chinese and the Japanese will determine the future of East Asia. By providing an in-depth historical perspective on the most dramatic transformations taking place in the world today, Cotterell performs an invaluable service for all those who need to have a deeper understanding of our newest trading partners.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195088410
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.32 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Arthur Cotterell is the author of China, A Cultural History and First Emperor of China, which has been published in seven languages.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword
1 Classical China: from the Shang to the Qin Dynasty (1650-206 BC) 5
2 The Early Chinese Empire: from the Han Dynasty to the Mongol Conquest (206 BC-AD 1368) 22
3 Early Korea: from Choson to the Fall of Koryo (194 BC-AD 1392) 46
4 Early Japan: from the Wa Kingdoms to the End of the Kamakura Shogunate (Third century AD-1336) 62
5 Early South-East Asia: from the Chinese Annexation of Vietnam to the Mongol Invasions (111 BC-AD 1292) 78
6 The Late Chinese Empire: from the Ming Dynasty to the Founding of the Republic (1368-1912) 97
7 Confucial Korea: the Yi Dynasty (1392-1910) 117
8 Feudal Japan: from the Ashikaga Shogunate to the Meiji Restoration (1338-1868) 135
9 South-East Asia: the Medieval Kingdoms (1287 onwards) 151
10 European Colonial Interlude: from the Arrival of the Portuguese to the Pacific War (1511-1941) 169
11 Imperial Japan: from the Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War (1868-1941) 189
12 Republic of China: from its Founding to the Triumph of Communism (1912-49) 211
13 End of Empire: the Pacific War and its Consequences (1941-7) 230
14 People's Republic of China: the Modern Miracle (1949 onwards) 249
15 Two American Setbacks: the Wars in Korea (1950-3) and Vietnam (1954-75) 270
16 Post-War Japan: the Rise of an Economic Superpower (1945 onwards) 287
17 South-East Asian Independence: the Nationalist Response to the Post-War Era (1945 onwards) 301
Selected Bibliography 323
Chronology 330
Index 332
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