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A history of East Asia from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century by Charles Holcombe

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Published by Cambridge University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Civilization,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-403) and index.

StatementCharles Holcombe
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS511 .H65 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 430 p. :
Number of Pages430
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24791677M
ISBN 109780521515955, 9780521731645
LC Control Number2010024844

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  Written by top scholars in the field, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, 3E delivers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of East Asia, while focusing on the narratives and histories of China, Japan, and Korea in a Cited by: Charles Holcombes’ “A History of East Asia” is a great book. I will admit that when I read the opening chapter (from a sample copy), I almost decided against purchasing the book. Holcombe states that World War II began in For those familiar with this event, the date conflicts with virtually every Western history book/5(39). South East Asia is taken in this history to include the countries of the Asian mainland south of China, from Burma in the west to Vietnam in the east and the islands from Sumatra in the west to the Philippines and New Guinea in the east. It does not include Taiwan (Formosa), whose history seems to be more naturally part of that of China. This is an extremely detailed book about the history of east asia. It covers all emperors, kings, queens and relevant concubines. It spans over such a large period of time, that I am unsure if I remember much if what I read but it certainly does cover enough to give you a general idea of the rise of East Asian /5.

  The history of the book in East Asia is closely linked to problems of language and script, problems which have also had a profound impact on the technology of printing and on the social and intellectual impact of print in this by: 1. Spanning the histories of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and parts of Southeast Asia, East Asia: A New History furthers students' knowledge by covering a breadth of topics, including everyday life, the environment, and women in Asian history. Book jacket. Today (Janu ), I bought this English paperback, that is, "A History of South-East Asia" by Prof. D.G.E. Hall and I think I should start at Chapter 7 EARLY SIAM: MONS AND T'AI for my better understanding on our ancient history before the Sri Thep domination/community around 1, /5. Beyond any doubt, the rise of East Asia has been one of the most important stories of recent world history. An argument can be made, moreover, that rather than representing some fundamentally unprecedented departure from past human experience, the recent economic strength exhibited by East Asia is really more of a return to : Charles Holcombe.