Modern East Asia / Edition 2

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This compelling text explores the development of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam from their traditions and commonalties in 1600, through industrialization and state building, to each country's response to modernization in a global environment. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of East Asia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618920709
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Edition description: Brief
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 345,019
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Conrad Schirokauer currently serves as Senior Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University as well as Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York. In addition to A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE CIVILIZATIONS (and its separate volumes on China and Japan), he has published articles on Song intellectual history and served as co-editor (with Robert Hymes) of ORDERING THE WORLD: APPROACHES TO STATE AND SOCIETY IN SUNG DYNASTY CHINA and as translator of CHINA'S EXAMINATION HELL, by Miyazaki Ichisada.

Donald Clark is Professor of History and Director of International Programs at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his Ph.D. in East Asian history at Harvard University and is a leader in the field of Korean Studies. His publications include CHRISTIANITY IN MODERN KOREA (1986), CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF KOREA (2000), and LIVING DANGEROUSLY IN KOREA, 1900-1950 (2003) as well as contributions to THE KWANGJU UPRISING (1988), the Asia Society's Korea Briefing series, and the CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF CHINA.

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Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter concludes with Notes. I. Early Modern/Late Traditional 1. Foundations, Traditions, Commonalities Geographical Parameters Rice Material Culture Theories of the Natural Order Language and Writing Confucianism Daoism Buddhism Syncretism 2. Qing China Society and the State The Fall of the Ming The Founding of the Qing Early Qing Thinkers and Painters The Reign of Kangxi Yongzheng Qianlong Eighteenth-Century Governance Eighteenth-Century Literati Culture Fiction A Buoyant Economy Dynastic Decline 3. Choson Korea The Choson Dynasty: Foundations The Enlightened Reign of King Sejong (r. 1418-1450) Choson Society The Problem of Legitimacy Intellectual Flowering in the Sixteenth Century The Imjin War and the Manchu Invasions Struggles within the Yangban Class Korea in the Eighteenth Century The Cultural Environment of Late Choson The Crisis of the Nineteenth Century 4. Tokugawa Japan: Background, Establishment, and Middle Years Unification (1573-1600) Consolidation of the Tokugawa Order (1600-1651) Bakufu-Han Relations Economic and Social Change Classes and Values The Aesthetic Culture of the Aristocracy Genroku Urban Culture The Print Theater and Literature Intellectual Currents: Confucianism Historiography and Nativism Dutch Learning Eighteenth-Century Art and Literature Reform and Its Limits 5. East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters The Portuguese in East Asia The Jesuits in Japan The Impact of Other Europeans The "Closing" of Japan The Jesuits in Vietnam The Jesuits in China The Rites Controversy The Decline of Christianity in China Trade with the West and the Canton System II. The Nineteenth Century 6. Vietnam and China: Internal Crises and Western Intrusion I. Vietnam Historical Background:The Later Le Dynasty (1428-1788) The Tay Son Uprising (1771-1802) The Nguyen as Rulers of All Vietnam (1802-1867) Scholarship and Literature The Loss of Independence II. China The Opium War (1839-1841) and Its Causes The Treaty of Nanjing and the Treaty System Internal Crisis The Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) Zeng Guofan and the Defeat of the Taipings China and the World from the Treaty of Nanjing to the End of the Taiping Rebellion 7. Japan from Tokugawa to Meiji: 1787-1873 Economy and Society: Pressures and Strains The Bakufu: 1787-1841 The Bakufu: Mizuno Tadakuni's Reforms The Domains Intellectual Currents The Opening of Japan Domestic Politics Sonno-Joi Mixed Responses to the West Last Years of the Shogunate: 1860-1867 Formation of a New Government: The Meiji Restoration The Charter Oath Dismantling the Old Order Disaffection and Opposition The Crisis of 1873 The Meaning of the Restoration 8. The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894 Political Developments Formation of Parties The Emperor and the Constitution Western Influences on Values and Ideas "Civilization and Enlightenment" Social Darwinism The Arts Conservatism and Nationalism Education Modernizing the Economy The Zaibatsu The Military 9. China and Korea: 1870-1894 I. China The Post-Taiping Revival Self-Strengthening and the Empress Dowager Education Economic Self-Strengthening The Traditional Economic Sector Missionary Efforts and Christian Influences Self-Strengthening—The Theory Old and New Wine in Old Bottles II. Korea The Politics of Reform The Incursion of the Powers Gradualists versus Advocates of "Enlightenment" Christianity and Western Thought The Tonghak Rebellion and the Sino-Japanese War The Treaty of Shimonoseki (1895) III. Continental East Asia and Imperial Japan: 1895-1945 10. China: Endings and Beginnings, 1895-1927 I. The Last Years of the Last Dynasty The New Reformers The Scramble for Concessions The Boxer Rising Winds of Change Stirrings of Protest and Revolution Eleventh-Hour Reform The Revolution of 1911 II. From Yuan Shikai to Chiang Kai-Shek Yuan Shikai The Warlord Era Intellectual Ferment Intellectual Alternatives Cultural Alternatives Marxism in China: The Early Years The Guomindang and Sun Yat-sen (1913-1923) GMD and CCP Cooperation (1923-1927) The Break Establishment of the Nationalist Government 11. Imperial Japan: 1895-1931 I. Late Meiji: 1895-1912 Foreign Policy and Empire Building Economic and Social Developments Politics Literature and the Arts II. The Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the Twenties The Taisho Political Crisis: 1912-1913 Japan during World War I Parliamentary Government: 1918-1924 Parliamentary Government: 1924-1931 Popular Culture Fine Arts Mingei Literature Intellectual Trends 12. Vietnam, Korea, and Taiwan under Colonial Rule I. Vietnam under the French Economic Policy Social Change Education New Stirrings of Opposition Ferment Intensified:The Twenties and Thirties The Rise of Ho Chi Minh II. Korea under Japanese Colonial Rule Setting the Stage for Conquest The Japanese Takeover Japanese Colonial Rule The Independence Movement The Origins of Korean Communism The Nineteen-Thirties World War II in Korea Effects and Legacies of Japanese Rule III. Taiwan 13. East Asia: The Thirties and World War II The Manchurian Incident and Its Consequences Japanese Politics and the Road to War China:The Nanjing Decade—An Uneasy Peace The Nanjing Decade—Domestic Policies The Chinese Communists, 1927-1934 The Long March United Front and War Expansion of the War into a Pacific War The Course of the War China at War Japan at War Colonial East Asia during the War The End of the War IV. East Asia in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century 14. The Aftermath of World War II I. China: Civil War and Communist Triumph, 1946-1949 II. Japan: The Occupation, 1945-1952 Ends and Means Social Policies Economic Policy The End of the Occupation III. Korea: Liberation, Division, and War, 1945-1953 Liberation and Division The Birth of Rival Republics The North-South Civil War International Intervention in the Korean Civil War The Korean Armistice IV. The Vietnamese Struggle for Independence, 1939-1956 Vietnam during World War II The 1945-1950 Period The Defeat of France in Indochina The Geneva Conference on Indochina The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem 15. China under Mao I. Consolidation and Construction Soviet Style, 1949-1958 Government and Politics Foreign Relations and the Korean War Economic Policies Thought Reform and Intellectuals II. The Revolution Continued, 1958-1976 The Great Leap Forward The Sino-Soviet Split "Back from the Brink," 1961-1965 The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution: The Radical Phase, 1966-1969 The Winding Down, 1969-1976 16. The Chinese World since Mao Deng Xiaoping and the Four Modernizations The Four Cardinal Principles Intellectual Life and the Arts in the Eighties Tiananmen (The June 4th Movement) State, Economy, and Society in the Nineties and Beyond The Environment The Revival of Religion Foreign Relations and Hong Kong Intellectuals and Artists in the Nineties and Beyond Taiwan 17. The New Japan I. The New Japan, 1952-1989 The Economy Government and Politics The Seventies and Eighties II. Society, Thought, and the Arts Social Change and Quality of Life Film Intellectual Life and Literature The Visual Arts III. The Nineties and Beyond, 1989-2006 18. The Two Koreas and Vietnam I. Korea Aftermath of the Korean War in the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Military Rule and Economic Development in the Republic of Korea The Republic of Korea since 1987 The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) under Kim Il-sung The Problem of North-South Relations II. Vietnam The Regime of Ngo Dinh Diem The Fall of Diem and American Escalation, 1963-1968 Maintaining a Society at War: South Vietnam Maintaining a Society at War: The D.R.V. The Vietnam War: The Final Phase The Socialist Republic of Vietnam: The First Decade, 1976-1986 Doi Moi, 1986-Present Afterword Nationalist Tensions Economic Globalization Cultural Globalization

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