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A History of Asiais 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. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book's extensive analysis integrates the complex and diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area with an engaging and lively style of writing. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition ofA History of Asiacontinues as a leader in the field of Asian history.
Table of Contents
|by Country or Region|
|List of Maps|
|List of Documents|
|Author's Note to the Reader|
|About the Author|
|A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words|
|Map: Monsoon Asia|
|Introduction: Monsoon Asia as a Unit of Study|
|Asian Religions and Their Cultures|
|The Traditional Societies of Asia|
|The Civilization of Ancient India|
|The Civilization of Ancient China|
|Early and Medieval Southeast Asia|
|China : A Golden Age|
|Early, Classical, and Medieval Japan and Korea|
|Mughal India and Central Asia|
|New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty|
|The West Arrives in Asia|
|Manchu China and Tokugawa Japan|
|The Rise of British Power in India|
|The Triumph of Imperialism in Asia|
|Subjugation, Nationalism, and Revolution in China and India|
|The Struggle for Asia, 1920-1945|
|Revival and Revolution in Japan and China|
|Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World|
|South Asia : Independence, Political Division, and Development|
|Asia in the Twenty-First Century|
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