CART

(0) items

History of Asia, A,9780321104960

History of Asia, A

by
Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780321104960

ISBN10:
032110496X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman
List Price: $75.00

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$5.00

Hurry!

Only one copy
in stock at this price.

Buy Used Textbook

In Stock Usually Ships in 24 Hours.
U9780321104960
$1.00

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.01
See Prices

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 1/1/2003.
What is included with this book?
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Related Products


  • A History of Asia
    A History of Asia
  • A History of Asia
    A History of Asia
  • A History of Asia
    A History of Asia
  • History of Asia, A
    History of Asia, A
  • History of Asia, A Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package
    History of Asia, A Plus MySearchLab with eText -- Access Card Package
  • History of Asia, A, 7/e
    History of Asia, A, 7/e




Summary

Written by a leading scholar, "A History of Asia" is the only text to cover the area known as Monsoon Asia India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan from the earliest of times to the present. Its extensive analysis integrates the complex and diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area with an engaging and lively style. Popular because of its scope and coverage, the fifth edition of A History of Asia contains new, boxed features that emphasize cross-cultural comparisons and expanded treatment of Southeast Asia. Additionally, a timeline and discussion questions have been added to each chapter, thereby making the book even more student friendly.

Table of Contents

Contents by Country or Region ix
List of Maps
xi
Preface xiii
Author's Note to the Reader xvii
A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words xix
Wade-Giles/Pinyin Equivalents xx
About the Author xxi
Atlas xxii
Time Chart xxiv
Introduction Monsoon Asia as a Unit of Study 1(1)
Geography
1(2)
Population Densities
3(1)
Common Cultural Patterns
4(3)
The Study of Monsoon Asia
7(3)
Prehistoric Asia
10(12)
Early and Paleolithic Cultures
10(1)
The Neolithic Revolution
11(2)
Agricultural Origins in Southeast Asia
13(1)
Peoples and Early Kingdoms of Southeast Asia
14(1)
Malaya, Indonesia, and the Philippines
15(1)
Prehistoric China
16(2)
Korea and Japan
18(4)
Asian Religions and Their Cultures
22(21)
Hinduism
22(4)
Buddhism in India and Its Spread Eastward
26(1)
Gautama Buddha
27(3)
Confucianism
30(4)
Daoism
34(1)
Judaism in Asia
35(2)
Islam in Asia
37(2)
Shinto
39(1)
Asian Religions: Some Reflections
40(3)
The Traditional Societies of Asia
43(21)
Social Hierarchies
44(4)
The Family
48(4)
The Status of Women
52(1)
Sexual Customs
53(2)
Education, Lieracy, and the Printed Word
55(2)
Material Welfare
57(7)
The Civilization of Ancient India
64(24)
Origins of Civilization in India
64(1)
The Indus Civilization
65(5)
The Aryans
70(2)
The Rise of Empire: Mauryan India
72(1)
The Maurya Dynasty
73(1)
Pataliputra and the Glory of Mauryan India
74(1)
The Emperor Ashoka, ``Beloved of the Gods''
75(1)
Kushans and Greeks
76(2)
Southern India and the City of Madurai
78(1)
Ceylon
79(2)
The Guptas and the Empire of Harsha
81(2)
Women in Ancient India
83(2)
The Indian Heritage
85(3)
The Civilization of Ancient China
88(22)
The Origins of China
88(2)
The Shang Dynasty
90(1)
The Zhou Dynasty
91(3)
Confucius, The Sage
94(1)
The Qin Conquest
95(2)
Qin Authoritarianism
97(2)
The Han Dynasty
99(8)
Cities in Ancient China
107(1)
Han Achievements
108(2)
Medieval India and Southeast Asia
110(24)
Early Islamic Influence in India
110(1)
The Islamic Advance into India
111(2)
The Delhi Sultanate
113(2)
Notable Sultans: Ala-ud-din Khalji
115(3)
South India
118(2)
The Cholas
120(2)
The Eastward Spread of Islam
122(3)
Non-Muslim Southeast Asia
125(1)
Medieval Burma and Thailand
125(2)
Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
127(1)
Angkor: City of Monumental Splendor
127(3)
Malaya, Indonesia, and the Philippines
130(4)
China: A Golden Age
134(20)
Reunification in China
134(1)
The Splendor of the Tang
135(3)
Chang'an in an Age of Imperial Splendor
138(1)
Cultural Brilliance and Political Decay
139(1)
The Song Achievement
140(6)
The Southern Song Period
146(2)
The Mongol Conquest and the Yuan Dynasty
148(3)
Chinese Culture and the Empire
151(3)
Early, Classical, and Medieval Japan and Korea
154(22)
Japan
154(2)
Ties with Korea and Tomb Builders
156(2)
The Link with China
158(5)
Heian Culture
163(1)
Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki)
164(2)
Pressures on the Environment
166(2)
The Kamakura Period
168(1)
Ashikaga Japan
169(2)
Korea
171(5)
Mughal India and Central Asia
176(20)
The Mughals in India
176(4)
Akbar, the Man
180(3)
The Reign of Aurangzeb: Repression and Revolt
183(5)
Central Asia
188(8)
New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty
196(23)
The Founding of the Ming
196(2)
Hongwu: The Rebel Emperor
198(1)
The Ming Tributary System
199(1)
Ming Maritime Expeditions
200(3)
Prosperity and Conservatism
203(1)
Commerce and Culture
204(6)
Imperial Beijing: Axis of the Ming World
210(1)
Complacency and Decline
211(5)
The Manchu Conquest
216(3)
The West Arrives in Asia
219(22)
Independent Development
219(1)
The Crusades: Europe Begins to Push Eastward
220(1)
Europe at the End of the Middle Ages
221(2)
The Portuguese in Asia
223(2)
The Spanish in the Philippines
225(1)
Trading Bases in Asia
226(3)
``Christians and Spices''
229(2)
Matteo Ricci: Missionary to the Ming Court
231(1)
The Russian Advance in Asia
232(1)
Japan's Christian Century
233(1)
The Dutch in Asia
234(2)
The English in Asia
236(2)
The English in Seventeenth-Century India
238(3)
Manchu China and Tokugawa Japan
241(27)
China Under the Manchus
242(2)
Prosperity and Population Increases
244(7)
Qing Glory and Technological Backwardness
251(3)
The Opium War
254(1)
Reunification and the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan
255(6)
Edo and the ``Floating World''
261(1)
Hokusai, Master Artist
262(1)
Foreign Pressures for Change
263(5)
The Rise of British Power in India
268(25)
The Mughal Collapse
268(3)
Westerners in India
271(1)
The Early English Presence
272(2)
The Mughal and Post-Mughal Contexts
274(1)
Anglo-French Rivalry and the Conquest of Bengal
275(2)
Robert Clive and the Beginnings of British India
277(4)
The Orientalists and the bengal Renaissance
281(2)
Calcutta, Colonial Capital
283(1)
From Tolerance to Arrogance
284(2)
The Revolt of 1857
286(1)
The Consolidation of the British Empire in India
287(6)
The Triumph of Imperialism in Asia
293(28)
The New Imperialism
293(4)
Imperialism in Asia and Asian Responses
297(1)
British Imperial India
298(4)
New Delhi: Indian Summer of the Raj
302(4)
Colonial Regimes in Southeast Asia
306(2)
China Besieged
308(4)
Japan Among the Powers
312(4)
Ito Hirobumi: Meiji Statesman
316(1)
Imperialism and Americans in Asia
316(5)
Subjugation, Nationalism, and Revolution in China and India
321(25)
China in Decay
322(7)
Chaos and Warlordism
329(3)
Prominent Figures in the May Fourth Movement
332(2)
India Under Colonial Rule
334(5)
The Beginnings of Indian Nationalism
339(3)
Enter Gandhi
342(4)
The Struggle for Asia, 1920-1945
346(30)
Colonialism in Southeast Asia
346(6)
India Moves Toward Independence
352(3)
China in the 1920s and 1930s
355(4)
Shanghai: The Model Treaty Port
359(1)
Japan from 1920 to 1941
360(5)
The War in China
365(4)
Chongqing: Beleaguered Wartime Capital
369(1)
Japan in the Pacific and Southeast Asia
370(2)
Burma and India
372(4)
Revival and Revolution in Japan and China
376(28)
The Revival of Japan
376(7)
Tokyo and the Modern World
383(3)
China in Revolution
386(9)
Jiang Qing and the Gang of Four
395(5)
Taiwan
400(1)
Hong Kong
401(3)
Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World
404(27)
Yi Dynasty Korea in Decline
404(3)
Korea Under Japanese Rule
407(1)
Division and War
408(2)
Korea Since 1960
410(2)
Southeast Asia Since World War II
412(2)
Vietnam
414(5)
Bloody Cambodia
419(1)
Laos: The Forgotten Country
420(1)
Burma, Thailand, Malaya, and Singapore
421(3)
Indonesia
424(3)
The Philippines
427(4)
South Asia: Independence, Political Division, and Development
431(27)
Partition and Independence
431(6)
Bangladesh and Pakistan
437(2)
Afghanistan
439(1)
Sri Lanka
440(1)
Nepal
441(1)
India After Independence
442(7)
Female Leaders of South Asia
449(2)
Indian and South Asian Achievements and Shortcomings
451(7)
Asia at the Start of the Twenty-First Century
458
Population Growth
461(1)
Pollution
462(2)
Urbanization
464(3)
Economic Growth Rates
467(1)
Tradition in Modern Asia
468(2)
A Country-by-Country Survey
470
Acknowledgments 1(1)
Index 1


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...