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  • East Asia : A New History
    East Asia : A New History
  • East Asia : A New History
    East Asia : A New History
  • East Asia: A New History
    East Asia: A New History


Provides a comprehensive history of East Asia, incorporating the most recent scholarship.China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.Readers interested in learning about the history and development of East Asia.

Author Biography

Rhoads Murphey, University of Michigan

Table of Contents

Brief Contents
List of Maps
A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words
Wade-Giles/Pinyin Equivalents
About the Author
Regional Map
Time Chart
East Asia: Common Ground and Regional Differences
Prehistory, Beginnings in China, and the Shang Dynasty
The Zhou-Its Decline, and the Age of the Philosophers
Qin and Han: The Making of the Empire
Buddhism, Barbarians, and the Tang Dynasty
Achievement and Disaster: The Song and Yuan Dynasties, 960-1355
New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty
The Qing in Prosperity and Decline
Early Korea
Premodern Vietnam
Beginnings in Japan: Patterns and Origins
Warriors, Monks, and Conflict: Medieval Japan
The West Arrives in Asia
Tokugawa Japan
Aggression and Response in Nineteenth Century China
Japan Remakes Itself
Imperialism in Korea and Vietnam
China in Taters, 1896-1925
China and Japan: The Road to War
The Second World War in Asia
China Since 1945
Japan Since 1945
Korea and Vietnam
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