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History of Asia, A

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9780321340542

ISBN10:
032134054X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
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Longman
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Summary

Written by a leading scholar, 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. 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 x
List of Maps
xi
List of Documents
xii
Preface xiii
Author's Note to the Reader xvii
About the Author xix
A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words xx
Wade-Giles/Pinyin Equivalents xxi
Map: Monsoon Asia
xxii
Chronology 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(11)
Early and Paleolithic Cultures
10(2)
The Neolithic Revolution
12(1)
Agricultural Origins in Southeast Asia
13(1)
Peoples and Early Kingdoms of Southeast Asia
14(1)
Prehistoric China
15(2)
Korea and Japan
17(2)
Early Asian Commercial and Cultural Networking
19(2)
Asian Religions and Their Cultures
21(22)
Hinduism
21(4)
Buddhism in India and Its Spread Eastward
25(1)
A Closer Look: Gautama Buddha
26(4)
Confucianism
30(3)
Daoism
33(2)
Judaism in Asia
35(1)
Islam in Asia
35(1)
Reading Across Cultures: The Divine Couple and the Human Family
36(2)
Shinto
38(1)
Asian Religions: Some Reflections
39(4)
The Traditional Societies of Asia
43(21)
Social Hierarchies
44(3)
The Family
47(3)
The Status of Women
50(2)
Sexual Customs
52(1)
Education, Literacy, and the Printed Word
53(3)
Material Welfare
56(8)
The Civilization of Ancient India
64(25)
Origins of Civilization in India
64(1)
The Indus Civilization
65(6)
The Aryans
71(1)
The Rise of Empire: Mauryan India
72(2)
The Maurya Dynasty
74(1)
Pataliputra and the Glory of Mauryan India
74(1)
A Closer Look: 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(1)
The Gupta Legacy in the Bay of Bengal Region
86(3)
The Civilization of Ancient China
89(23)
The Origins of China
89(2)
The Shang Dynasty
91(2)
The Zhou Dynasty
93(2)
A Closer Look: Confucius, the Sage
95(2)
The Qin Conquest
97(1)
Qin Authoritarianism
98(2)
The Han Dynasty
100(7)
A Closer Look: Cities in Ancient China
107(1)
Reading Across Cultures: Han Civilization in Vietnam
108(1)
Han Achievements
109(3)
Medieval India
112(14)
Early Islamic Influence in India
112(1)
The Islamic Advance into Northern India
113(1)
The Delhi Sultanate
114(3)
A Closer Look: Notable Sultans: Ala-ud-din Khalji
117(4)
Southern India
121(2)
The Cholas
123(3)
Early and Medieval Southeast Asia
126(15)
The Setting
126(1)
Origin of Peoples
126(2)
The Eastward Spread of Islam
128(1)
Reading Across Cultures: Conversions to Islam
129(1)
Indianized Southeast Asia
130(1)
Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
131(1)
A Closer Look: Angkor: City of Monumental Splendor
132(2)
Medieval Pagan and Thai Ayudhya
134(1)
Malaya, Indonesia, and the Philippines
135(1)
Reading Across Cultures: Borobudur
136(3)
Melaka and the Entry of the West
139(2)
China: A Golden Age
141(21)
Reunification in China
141(1)
The Splendor of the Tang
142(3)
A Closer Look: Chang'an in an Age of Imperial Splendor
145(1)
Cultural Brilliance and Political Decay
146(1)
The Song Achievement
147(5)
The Southern Song Period
152(1)
Reading Across Cultures: Piracy in Southeast Asia
153(2)
The Mongol Conquest and the Yuan Dynasty
155(3)
Chinese Culture and the Empire
158(4)
Early, Classical, and Medieval Japan and Korea
162(23)
Japan
162(2)
Ties with Korea and the Tomb Builders
164(2)
The Link with China
166(6)
Heian Culture
172(1)
A Closer Look: Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki)
172(3)
Pressures on the Environment
175(1)
The Kamakura Period
176(1)
Ashikaga Japan
177(2)
Maritime Contacts Between Medieval Japan and the Continent
179(1)
Korea
180(5)
Mughal India and Central Asia
185(21)
The Mughals in India
185(3)
A Closer Look: Akbar, the Man
188(4)
The Reign of Aurangzeb: Repression and Revolt
192(3)
A Closer Look: Commerce at the Mughal Port of Surat
195(3)
Central Asia
198(8)
New Imperial Splendor in China: The Ming Dynasty
206(23)
The Founding of the Ming
206(1)
A Closer Look: Hongwu: The Rebel Emperor
207(2)
The Ming Tributary System
209(1)
Ming Maritime Expeditions
210(3)
Prosperity and Conservatism
213(1)
Commerce and Culture
214(6)
A Closer Look: Imperial Beijing: Axis of the Ming World
220(1)
Complacency and Decline
221(5)
The Manchu Conquest
226(3)
The West Arrives in Asia
229(20)
Independent Development
229(1)
The Portuguese in Asia
229(2)
Motives for Expansion
231(2)
The Spanish in the Philippines
233(1)
Trading Bases in Asia
233(1)
Reading Across Cultures: The Manila Galleon Trade
234(2)
``Christians and Spices''
236(3)
A Closer Look: Matteo Ricci: Missionary to the Ming Court
239(1)
The Russian Advance in Asia
240(1)
Japan's Christian Century
241(1)
The Dutch in Asia
242(2)
The English in Asia
244(2)
The English in Seventeenth-Century India
246(3)
Manchu China and Tokugawa Japan
249(28)
China Under the Manchus
250(1)
Prosperity and Population Increases
251(8)
Qing Glory and Technological Backwardness
259(3)
The Opium War
262(1)
Reunification and the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan
263(5)
Reading Across Cultures: Japanese Overseas Trade in the Tokugawa Era
268(2)
A Closer Look: Edo and the ``Floating World''
270(1)
A Closer Look: Hokusai, Master Artist
271(1)
Foreign Pressures for Change
272(5)
The Rise of British Power in India
277(25)
The Mughal Collapse
277(2)
Westerners in India
279(2)
The Early English Presence
281(2)
The Mughal and Post-Mughal Contexts
283(1)
Anglo-French Rivalry and the Conquest of Bengal
284(1)
A Closer Look: Robert Clive and the Beginnings of British India
285(5)
The Orientalists and the Bengal Renaissance
290(2)
A Closer Look: Calcutta, Colonial Capital
292(1)
From Tolerance to Arrogance
293(2)
The Revolt of 1857
295(1)
The Consolidation of the British Empire in India
296(6)
The Triumph of Imperialism in Asia
302(28)
The New Imperialism
302(4)
Imperialism in Asia and Asian Responses
306(1)
British Imperial India
306(5)
A Closer Look: New Delhi: Indian Summer of the Raj
311(3)
Colonial Regimes in Southeast Asia
314(3)
China Besieged
317(4)
Japan Among the Powers
321(3)
A Closer Look: Ito Hirobumi: Meiji Statesman
324(1)
Imperialism and Americans in Asia
325(2)
Asian Women in the New Imperialist Age
327(1)
The Legacy of Western Control
328(2)
Subjugation, Nationalism, and Revolution in China and India
330(27)
China in Decay
331(8)
Chaos and Warlordism
339(3)
A Closer Look: Prominent Figures in the May Fourth Movement
342(1)
India Under Colonial Rule
343(6)
The Beginnings of Indian Nationalism
349(3)
Enter Gandhi
352(5)
The Struggle for Asia, 1920--1945
357(31)
Colonialism in Southeast Asia
357(7)
India Moves Toward Independence
364(3)
China in the 1920s and 1930s
367(4)
A Closer Look: Shanghai: The Model Treaty Port
371(1)
Japan from 1920 to 1941
372(3)
The War in China
375(4)
A Closer Look: Chongqing: Beleaguered Wartime Capital
379(2)
Japan in the Pacific and Southeast Asia
381(2)
Burma and India
383(5)
Revival and Revolution in Japan and China
388(30)
The Revival of Japan
388(8)
A Closer Look: Tokyo and the Modern World
396(2)
China in Revolution
398(9)
A Closer Look: Jiang Qing and the Gang of Four
407(5)
Taiwan
412(2)
Hong Kong
414(1)
China, Taiwan, and Overseas Chinese
415(3)
Korea and Southeast Asia in the Modern World
418(31)
Yi Dynasty Korea in Decline
418(4)
Korea Under Japanese Rule
422(1)
Division and War
423(1)
Korea Since 1960
424(4)
Southeast Asia Since World War II
428(1)
Vietnam
429(5)
Bloody Cambodia
434(1)
Reading Across Cultures: The Rediscovery and Restoration of Angkor
435(2)
Laos: The Forgotten Country
437(1)
Burma, Thailand, Malaya, and Singapore
437(4)
Indonesia
441(3)
The Philippines
444(2)
Regional Cooperation in ASEAN
446(3)
South Asia: Independence, Political Division, and Development
449(28)
Partition and Independence
449(4)
Bangladesh and Pakistan
453(4)
Afghanistan
457(1)
Sri Lanka
458(1)
Nepal
459(2)
India After Independence
461(7)
A Closer Look: Female Leaders of South Asia
468(1)
Indian and South Asian Achievements and Shortcomings
468(2)
Reading Across Cultures: India in the Global Marketplace: Bollywood and Outsourcing
470(7)
Asia at the Start of the Twenty-First Century
477
Population Growth
480(2)
Pollution
482(1)
Urbanization
483(4)
Economic Growth Rates
487(1)
Tradition in Modern Asia
488(2)
A Country-by-Country Survey
490(4)
The Nation-State in Contemporary Asia
494
Acknowledgments 1(1)
Index 1


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