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Author Murphey, Rhoads, 1919-2012.

Title East Asia : a new history / Rhoads Murphey.

Published New York : Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  950 MURP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xx, 459 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words -- About the Author -- Atlas -- Time Chart -- 1. East Asia: Common Ground and Regional Differences -- 2. Prehistory. Beginnings in China, and the Shang Dynasty -- 3. The Chou. Its Decline, and the Age of the Philosophers -- 4. Ch'in and Han: The Making of Empire -- 5. Buddhism, Barbarians, and the T'ang Dynasty -- 6. Achievement and Disaster: The Sung and Yuan Dynasties, 960-1355 -- 7. New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty -- 8. The Ch'ing in Prosperity and Decline -- 9. Premodern Vietnam and Korea -- 10. Beginnings in Japan: Patterns and Origins -- 11. Warriors, Monks, and Conflict: Medieval Japan -- 12. The West and Arrives in Asia -- 13. Tokugawa Japan -- 14. Humiliation and Response in Nineteenth Century China -- 15. Japan's Response to New Challenges -- 16. Imperialism in Korea, Vietnam, and Southern Asia -- 17. China in Tatters, 1896-1925 -- 18. China and Japan: The Road to War -- 19. The Second World War in Asia.
20. China Since 1945 -- 21. Japan and Korea Since 1945 -- 22. Southeast Asia, Vietnam, and the U.S. in East Asia.
Summary Engaging, integrated, and analytical, East Asia: A New History provides a comprehensive history of the East Asian countries and addresses a diverse range of social, economic, and intellectual histories. Several unique features of the text [are] a concluding section on the "Pacific century" to reflect an absolutely current perspective; significant material on influential women in East Asian history as well as gender issues; and a generous program of boxed document excerpts that expose students to the voices of key figures and writers in East Asian history.
Subject East Asia -- History.
Southeast Asia -- History.
ISBN 0673993507 (alk. paper)