Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia / Edition 3

Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia / Edition 3

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 third edition, Mark Borthwick… See more details below

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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 third edition, Mark Borthwick 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. He then considers more recent developments in their historical context, balancing national and international factors underlying Asia-Pacific economic growth and political change. New areas receiving attention in the third edition include Japan's recovery from economic stagnation, Japan's new political landscape, China's economic transformation and leadership in East Asian regionalism, the North Korean crisis, and the Asia-Pacific impact on the global economic system. The book also provides chronological updates for Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Borthwick concludes with an examination of the key domestic and international issues facing the nations of Pacific Asia and the growing influence of these nations on North America and the world economy.

About the Author:
Mark Borthwick is director of the United States Asia Pacific Council at the East-West Center in Washington, DC, and has served on staff of the subcommittee of Asian and Pacific affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343556
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Borthwick is director of the United States Asia Pacific Council at the East-West Center in Washington, DC, and has served on staff of the subcommittee of Asian and Pacific Affairs in the US House of Representatives.

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Dynasties, Empires, and Ages of Commerce: Pacific Asia to the Nineteenth Century17
2Seaborne Barbarians: Incursions by the West77
3Meiji: Japan in the Age of Imperialism119
4The Rise of Nationalism and Communism161
5Maelstrom: The Pacific War and Its Aftermath213
6Miracle by Design: The Postwar Resurgence of Japan241
7The New Asian Capitalists271
8Power, Authority, and the Advent of Democracy323
9Sentimental Imperialists: America in Asia365
10China's Long March Toward Modernization403
11Beyond the Revolution: Indonesia and Vietnam457
12Siberian Salient: Russia in Pacific Asia487
13Pacific Century: Regional and Global Perspectives507
Representation of Foreign Words and Names551
Sources for Graphs555
Credits557
About the Book and Author560
Index561

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