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A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century

Author: Charles Holcombe
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The interconnections among three distinct, yet related societies are at the heart of this book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Holcombe
ISBN: 9780521731645 052173164X 9780521515955 0521515955
OCLC Number: 773983731
Description: 430 Seiten : Illustrationen
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.
Responsibility: Charles Holcombe.

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Charles Holcombe begins this extraordinarily ambitious book by asking the question 'What is East Asia?' A shared past and the interconnections among the distinct, yet related societies are at the  Read more...
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"For general readers and interested students alike, this book will be a delight. Holcombe has a good eye and ear for what is historically important, and his coherent narrative thread connects the Read more...

 
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