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Dr. Jon Davidann is a professor of History at Hawai’i Pacific University and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. He teaches courses in U.S., Japanese, and World History including the History of Oil. Dr. Davidann’s research specialty is U.S.-Japanese relations and world history. He is the author several books on U.S.-Japanese relations and world history. He lives in Kailua, Hawai’i with his wife Beth and son Elijah.
Marc Jason Gilbert is the holder of an NEH-supported Chair in World History at Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a former University System of Georgia Distinguished Professor of Teaching and Learning. He received his Ph.D in history in 1978 at UCLA, where he built his own program in world history out of a mixture of more traditional fields. He is a founding member of the World History Association and one of its initial elected officers.More than a decade ago, he founded and served as executive director of the Southeastern World History Association. He has codirected two Summer Institutes for Teaching Advanced Placement World History. He has attempted to bring a global dimension to the study of south and southeast Asian history in numerous articles and books, such as Why the North Won the Vietnam War.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Cross-Cultural Encounters and Hybrid Culture
A. Encounters in the Age of Exploration
Chapter 1 Power and Unpredictability, Conquistadors, and Native Peoples: Conquest of the Americas
Chapter 2 Europeans on the Margin: Missionaries and Indigenous Response in East Asia
Chapter 3 Empires of Difference: The Ottoman Model of a Multicultural State
B. Encounters-Middle Ground Successes and Failures
Chapter 4 Cultures in Competition: Native American Encounters with Europeans
Chapter 5 From First Contact to Entanglement: Polynesian Encounters with Euro-Americans
Chapter 6 On the Frontiers of Central Asia: Russia, China and Steppe Empires in Eurasia
D. Imperialism and Nationalism in the Modern World
Chapter 7 The Raj Undone: British Imperialism and the Rise of Indian Nationalism
Chapter 8 The Japanese in East Asia: A Non-Western Empire and Nationalist Reactions
Chapter 9 Mapping Africa: European Perceptions and African Realities
E. Twentieth Century Challenges
Chapter 10 Testing the Limits of Multiculturalism: Immigration into Europe in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century