Modern East Asia

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-26
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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This compelling text explores the development of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam from their traditions and commonalties in 1600, through industrialization and state building, to each country's response to modernization in a global environment. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of East Asia.

Table of Contents

EarlyModern/Late Traditional
Foundations, Traditions, Commonalities Geographical Parameters
Rice Material Culture
Theories of the Natural Order
Language and Writing Confucianism Daoism Buddhism Syncretism
Qing China Society and the State
The Fall of the Ming
The Founding of the Qing
Early Qing Thinkers and Painters
The Reign of Kangxi Yongzheng
Qianlong Eighteenth-Century Governance
Eighteenth-Century Literati Culture Fiction
A Buoyant Economy Dynastic Decline
Choson Korea
The Choson Dynasty: Foundations
The Enlightened Reign of King Sejong (r. 1418-1450)
Choson Society
The Problem of Legitimacy Intellectual Flowering in the Sixteenth Century
The Imjin War and the Manchu Invasions
Struggles within the Yangban Class
Korea in the Eighteenth Century
The Cultural Environment of Late Choson
The Crisis of the Nineteenth Century
Tokugawa Japan: Background, Establishment, and Middle Years Unification (1573-1600)
Consolidation of the Tokugawa Order (1600-1651)
Bakufu-Han Relations Economic and Social Change
Classes and Values
The Aesthetic Culture of the Aristocracy
Genroku Urban Culture
The Print Theater and Literature Intellectual Currents: Confucianism
Historiography and Nativism
Dutch Learning Eighteenth-Century
Art and Literature
Reform and Its Limits
East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters
The Portuguese in East Asia
The Jesuits in Japan
The Impact of Other Europeans
The "Closing" of Japan
The Jesuits in Vietnam
The Jesuits in China
The Rites Controversy
The Decline of Christianity in China Trade with the West and the Canton System
The Nineteenth Century
Vietnam and China: Internal Crises and Western Intrusion
Vietnam Historical Background
The Later Le Dynasty (1428-1788)
The Tay Son Uprising (1771-1802)
The Nguyen as Rulers of All Vietnam (1802-1867)
Scholarship and Literature
The Loss of Independence
The Opium War (1839-1841) and Its Causes
The Treaty of Nanjing and the Treaty System Internal Crisis
The Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864)
Zeng Guofan and the Defeat of the Taipings
China and the World from the Treaty of Nanjing to the End of the Taiping Rebellion
Japan from Tokugawa to Meiji: 1787-1873
Economy and Society: Pressures and Strains
The Bakufu: 1787-1841
The Bakufu: Mizuno Tadakuni's Reforms
The Domains Intellectual Currents
The Opening of Japan Domestic Politics
Sonno-Joi Mixed Responses to the West Last Years of the Shogunate: 1860-1867
Formation of a New Government: The Meiji Restoration
The Charter Oath Dismantling the Old Order
Disaffection and Opposition
The Crisis of 1873
The Meaning of the Restoration
The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894
Political Developments Formation of Parties
The Emperor and the Constitution Western Influences on Values and Ideas
"Civilization and Enlightenment" Social Darwinism
The Arts Conservatism and Nationalism Education
Modernizing the Economy
The Zaibatsu
The Military
China and Korea: 1870-1894
The Post-Taiping Revival Self-Strengthening and the Empress Dowager Education
Economic Self-Strengthening
The Traditional Economic Sector
Missionary Efforts and Christian Influences Self-Strengthening
The Theory Old and New Wine in Old Bottles
The Politics of Reform
The Incursion of the Powers Gradualists versus Advocates of "Enlightenment"
Christianity and Western Thought
The Tonghak Rebellion and the Sino-Japanese War
The Treaty of Shimonoseki (1895)
Continental East Asia and Imperial Japan: 1895-1945
China: Endings and Beginnings, 1895-1927
The Last Years of the Last Dynasty
The New Reformers
The Scramble for Concessions
The Boxer Rising Winds of Change
Stirrings of Protest and Revolution Eleventh-Hour Reform
The Revolution of 1911
From Yuan Shikai to Chiang Kai-Shek Yuan Shikai
The Warlord Era Intellectual Ferment
Intellectual Alternatives
Cultural Alternatives Marxism in China
The Early Years
The Guomindang and Sun Yat-sen (1913-1923)
GMD and CCP Cooperation (1923-1927)
The Break Establishment of the Nationalist Government
Imperial Japan: 1895-1931
LateMeiji: 1895-1912 Foreign Policy and Empire Building Economic and Social Developments Politics Literature and the Arts
The Taisho Period (1912-1926) and the Twenties
The Taisho Political Crisis: 1912-1913
Japan during World War I Parliamentary Government: 1918-1924
Parliamentary Government: 1924-1931
Popular Culture Fine Arts Mingei Literature Intellectual Trends
Vietnam, Korea, and Taiwan under Colonial Rule
Vietnamunder the French Economic Policy
Social Change Education
New Stirrings of Opposition Ferment Intensified
The Twenties and Thirties
The Rise of Ho Chi Minh
Korea under Japanese Colonial Rule
Setting the Stage for Conquest
The Japanese Takeover Japanese Colonial Rule
The Independence Movement
The Origins of Korean Communism
The Nineteen-Thirties World War II in Korea
Effects and Legacies of Japanese Rule
East Asia: The Thirties and World War II
The Manchurian Incident and Its Consequences
Japanese Politics and the Road to War
China: The Nanjing Decade--An Uneasy Peace
The Nanjing Decade--Domestic Policies
The Chinese Communists, 1927-1934
The Long March United Front and War
Expansion of the War into a Pacific War
The Course of the War China at War Japan at War
Colonial East Asia during the War
The End of the War
East Asia in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
The Aftermath of World War II
China: Civil War and Communist Triumph, 1946-1949
Japan: The Occupation, 1945-1952
Ends and Means Social Policies Economic Policy
The End of the Occupation
Korea: Liberation, Division, and War, 1945-1953
Liberation and Division
The Birth of Rival Republics
The North-South Civil War
International Intervention in the Korean Civil War
The Korean Armistice
The Vietnamese Struggle for Independence, 1939-1956
Vietnam during World War II
The 1945-1950 Period
The Defeat of France in Indochina
The Geneva Conference on Indochina
The United States and Ngo Dinh Diem
China under Mao
Consolidation and Construction Soviet Style, 1949-1958
Government and Politics
Foreign Relations and the Korean War Economic Policies
Thought Reform and Intellectuals
The Revolution Continued, 1958-1976
The Great Leap Forward
The Sino-Soviet Split "Back from the Brink," 1961-1965
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
The Radical Phase, 1966-1969
The Winding Down, 1969-1976
The Chinese World since Mao Deng Xiaoping and the Four Modernizations
The Four Cardinal Principles
Intellectual Life and the Arts in the Eighties Tiananmen (The June 4th Movement)
State, Economy, and Society in the Nineties and Beyond
The Environment
The Revival of Religion
Foreign Relations and Hong Kong Intellectuals and Artists in the Nineties and Beyond Taiwan
The New Japan
The New Japan, 1952-1989
The Economy Government and Politics
The Seventies and Eighties
Society, Thought, and the Arts Social Change and Quality of Life
Film Intellectual Life and Literature
The Visual Arts
The Nineties and Beyond, 1989-2006
The Two Koreas and Vietnam
Korea Aftermath of the Korean War in the Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Military Rule and Economic Development in the Republic of Korea
The Republic of Korea since 1987
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) under Kim Il-sung
The Problem of North-South Relations
The Regime of Ngo Dinh Diem
The Fall of Diem and American Escalation, 1963-1968
Maintaining a Society at War
South Vietnam Maintaining a Society at War
The D.R.V. The Vietnam War
The Final Phase
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The First Decade, 1976-1986
Doi Moi, 1986-Present Afterword Nationalist Tensions Economic Globalization Cultural Globalization
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