East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History / Edition 1by Patricia Buckley Ebrey, Anne Walthall, James Palais
Designed for the East Asian history course, these texts feature the latest scholarship on the region and offer a range of cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history. Coverage is balanced among East Asian regions, with approximately 20 percent of the complete volume focused on Korea, an area that has become increasingly important in East Asian courses… See more details below
Designed for the East Asian history course, these texts feature the latest scholarship on the region and offer a range of cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history. Coverage is balanced among East Asian regions, with approximately 20 percent of the complete volume focused on Korea, an area that has become increasingly important in East Asian courses and in world politics.Special attention is devoted to coverage of gender and material culture, themes that are reinforced through the text's pedagogical features. Color inserts illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia and bolster the coverage of material culture.
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Table of Contents
PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION IN CHINA. Connections: The Prehistory of East Asia. 1. China in the Bronze Age: The Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties (ca 1500-771 B.C.E.). 2. Philosophers and Warring States During the Eastern Zhou Period (770-256 B.C.E.). 3. The Founding of the Bureaucratic Empire: Qin-Han China (256 B.C.E.-200 C.E.). Connections: Buddhism. 4. Political Division in China and the Spread of Buddhism (200-580). 5. The Cosmopolitan Empires of Sui and Tang China (581-960). Connections: Cultural Contract Across Eurasia (600-900). PART II: THE EMERGENCE OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION. 6. Early Korea to 935. Making Comparisons: Languages and Writing Systems. 7. Early State and Society in Japan (to 794). 8. China Among Equals: Song, Liao, Xia, and Jin (907-1279). 9. Heian Japan (794-ca. 1180). Connections: The Mongols. 10. Goryeo Korea (935-1392). Making Comparisons: Monarchical Institutions. 11. Kamakura Japan (1180-1333). 12. China Under Mongol Rule (1215-1368). Making Comparisons: Food Cultures. PART III: MEETING NEW CHALLENGES (1300-1800). 13. Japan's Middle Ages (1330-1600). 14. The Ming Empire in China (1368-1644). 15. Joseon Korea (1392-1800). Making Comparisons: Women's Situations. Connections: Europe Enters the Scene. 16. The Creation of the Manchu Empire (1600-1800). 17. Edo Japan (1603-1800). Making Comparisons: Neo-Confucianism. PART IV: THE AGE OF WESTERN IMPERIALISM (1800-1900). Connections: Western Imperialism (1800-1900). 18. China in Decline (1800-1900). 19. Japan in Turmoil (1800-1867). 20. Meiji Transformation (1868-1900). 21. Korea in the Turbulent Nineteenth Century (1800-1895). Making Comparisons: Slavery. PART V: EAST ASIA IN THE MODERN WORLD. 22. Rise of Modern Japan (1900-1931). 23. Modernizing Korea and Colonial Rule (1896-1945). 24. Remaking China (1900-1927). Connections: World War II. 25. War and Revolution, China (1927-1949). PART VI: INTENSIFIED CONTACT AND DIVERGENT PATHS. 26. War and Aftermath in Japan (1931-1964). 27. China Under Mao (1949-1976). 28. Korea (1945 to the Present). 29. Contemporary Japan (1965 to the Present). Making Comparisons: Popular Religion. 30. China Since Mao (1976 to the Present). Connections: East Asia in the Twenty-First Century.
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