A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

by Charles Holcombe

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ISBN-13: 9781107501614
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/08/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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About the Author

Charles Holcombe is Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa. His publications include The Genesis of East Asia, 221 B.C.–A.D. 907 (2001) and In the Shadow of the Han: Literati Thought and Society at the Start of the Southern Dynasties (1994).

Table of Contents

Introduction: what is East Asia?; 1. The origins of civilization in East Asia; 2. The formative era; 3. The age of cosmopolitanism; 4. The creation of a community: China, Korea, and Japan (7th–10th centuries); 5. Mature independent trajectories (10th–16th centuries); 6. Early-modern East Asia (16th–18th centuries); 7. The nineteenth-century encounter of civilizations; 8. The age of Westernization (1900–29); 9. The dark valley (1930–45); 10. Japan since 1945; 11. Korea since 1945; 12. China since 1945; Afterword.

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