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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
List of Maps
Author's Note to the Reader
A Note on the Spelling of Asian Names and Words
About the Author
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
Medieval India and 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 at the Close of the Century
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