Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia / Edition 4

Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia / Edition 4

by Mark Borthwick
     
 


The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as the global economic and political powerhouse of the twenty-first century. Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated volume stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations. In this updated fourth edition, Pacific Century… See more details below

Overview


The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as the global economic and political powerhouse of the twenty-first century. Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated volume stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations. In this updated fourth edition, Pacific Century provides a significantly revised introduction, which places the contemporary rise of China within the context of the political, cultural and economic evolution of the region since ancient times. The text then considers more recent developments in their historical context, balancing national and international factors underlying Asia-Pacific economic growth and political change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813346670
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
07/30/2013
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
452,383
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


1. Dynasties, Empires, and Ages of Commerce: Pacific Asia to the Nineteenth Century
2. Seaborne Barbarians: Incursions by the West
3. Meiji: Japan in the Age of Imperialism
4. The Rise of Nationalism and Communism
5. Maelstrom: The Pacific War and Its Aftermath
6. Miracle by Design: The Postwar Resurgence of Japan
7. The New Asian Capitalists
8. Power, Authority, and the Advent of Democracy
9. Asia and the Cold War
10. China's Long March Toward Modernization
11. Beyond the Revolution: Indonesia and Vietnam by Michael Williams
12. Siberian Salient: Russia in Pacific Asia by John J. Stephan
13. Pacific Century: Regional and Global Perspectives

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