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A Short History of Asia / Edition 3

A Short History of Asia / Edition 3

by Colin Mason


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ISBN-13: 9781137340603
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/24/2014
Edition description: 3rd ed. 2014
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 607,320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Colin Mason has been Chief Correspondent in Asia for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, a diplomat, a senator and leader of his party in the Senate.

Table of Contents

List of Maps.- 1. Introduction.- PART I: BEFORE IMPERIALISM 2. Prehistory and the first Indian Civilizations.- 3. The Development of Indian Culture: Hinduism and Buddhism.- 4. Early South-East Asia: The Ships from India.- 5. China: The Eternal Nation.- 6. Early Japan and the Tang Dynasty in China.- 7. The Awakening of Europe and the Challenge of Islam.- 8. Floodtide in China: The Song, Mongol and Ming Dynasties.- 9. China: Ebb Tide.- 10. The Three Makers of Japan and the Tokugawa Period.- PART II: THE 'WHITE MAN'S BURDEN' 11. The Dominators and the Dominated.- 12. South-East Asia: The European and Chinese Impacts.- 13. The Malay World: Majapahit and Malacca.- 14. Indonesia: The Last Independent Kingdoms and the Extension of Dutch Rule.- 15. India Under Two Masters: The Grand Moguls and the East India Company.- 16. Gandhi's India: The Struggle for Liberty.- PART III: THE MODERN NATIONS 17. The Second World War and the End of Empire.- 18. South Asia: Freedom and Poverty.- 19. India.- 20. Pakistan.- 21. Bangladesh.- 22. Afghanistan.- 23. The Mountain States: Nepal and Bhutan.- 24. Sri Lanka.- 25. China: Two Revolutions.- 26. Modern China: The Communist State.- 27. Mongolia.- 28. Indonesia and Timor Leste.- 29. Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.- 30. Japan: The Iron Triangle.- 31. Thailand: Two Hats – The Struggle for Democracy.- 32. The Philippines: Trouble in Paradise.- 33. Korea: Divided Nation.- 34. Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.- 35. Burma: Rule By the Gun.- 36. The Asian Century?.- Suggested Further Reading.- Index.

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