A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9781315509471
Available:
Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia" - India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9780205989584
Available:
Release: 2013-09-18
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Charts the deep, diverse history of the largest continent A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia"--India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

A History of East Asia

A History of East Asia
Author: Charles Holcombe
Pages: 481
ISBN: 9781107118737
Available:
Release: 2017-01-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The second edition of Charles Holcombe's acclaimed introduction to East Asian history from the dawn of history to the twenty-first century.

A History of Asia Formation of civilizations from antiquity to 1600

A History of Asia  Formation of civilizations  from antiquity to 1600
Author: Woodbridge Bingham,Hilary Conroy,Frank William Iklé
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015038728112
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Release: 1964
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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HISTORY OF ASIA AND OCEANICA

HISTORY OF ASIA AND OCEANICA
Author: S. G. GOODRICH
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOMDLP:afg5310:0001.001
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Release: 1850
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Asia

Asia
Author: Arthur Cotterell
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780470829592
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Release: 2011-05-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood, parts of the world. Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions?like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of Islam, and the modern transformations triggered by the lightning conquests of imperial Japan?that have shaped the continent. Covers the great events and figures of Asian history, along with a look at the monumental remains that bear witness to those times: the ziggurats of Iraq, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the temple of Angkor Wat Includes fascinating slices of history, including funeral arrangements for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC; an extract from Lord Macartney's journal of his 1793 diplomatic mission to the Qing emperor Qian Long; and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan Features boxed inserts of special interest?like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC Contains over 100 illustrations, maps, and photos Other books by Cotterell: The Minoan World, The First Emperor of China, The Encyclopedia of Mythology, and Chariot Destined to become a reference staple for history buffs and students of Asian history, Asia: A Concise History offers readers a breathtaking narrative and wealth of detail that make the formative periods, key events, and personalities from this once remote part of the world come alive.

The History of the Book in South Asia

The History of the Book in South Asia
Author: Francesca Orsini
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781351888318
Available:
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The History of the Book in South Asia covers not only the various modern states that make up South Asia today but also a multitude of languages and scripts. For centuries it was manuscripts that dominated book production and circulation, and printing technology only began to make an impact in the late eighteenth century. Print flourished in the colonial period and in particular lithographic printing proved particularly popular in South Asia both because it was economical and because it enabled multi-script printing. There are now vibrant publishing cultures in the nation states of South Asia, and the essays in this volume cover the whole range from palm-leaf manuscripts to contemporary print culture.

History of Asia

History of Asia
Author: B.V. Rao
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9788120792234
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The importance of the study of the history of Asia needs no special emphasis, particularly with the emergence of Japan, China and India as major powers of this continent. The present book; History of Asia, is different from other books of this genre, as it connects the ancient and medieval with the modern. It deals with the account of each country in its geographical setting, highlighting those incidents in neighbouring countries which have had some impact upon it. The ancient and medieval periods cover topics like migration, early settlements, formation of kingdoms and empires, socio-economic matters, Islamic penetrations and the advent of Western powers. The modern period is treated in great detail, especially matters like colonisation, impact of Western civilization, the rise of nationalism and the gaining of independence following the Second World War. Current history, which includes aspects like subversion of democracies, the ushering in of military rule, ethnic conflicts, movements for the restoration of democracy, oppression of minorities, economic issues and the possibility of nuclear war — right up to the end of the millennium — has been dealt with in a fascinating way, with maps and a bibliography to stimulate the reader’s interest.

Empires at War

Empires at War
Author: Francis Pike
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780857719409
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Release: 2011-02-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the major geopolitical power bloc, Asia - with 4 billion people, two-thirds of the world's population, a huge land-mass and the fastest-growing economies - has shifted the global political balance. "Empires at War" gives a dramatic narrative account of how 'Modern Asia' came into being. Ranging over the whole of Asia, from Japan to Pakistan, the modern history of this important region is placed in the context of the struggle between America and the Soviet Union. Francis Pike shows that America's domination of post-war Asia was a continuation of a 100-year competition for power in the region. He also argues cogently that, contrary to the largely 'Western-centric' viewpoint, Asian nations were not simply the passive and biddable entities of the superpowers, but had a political development which was both separate and unique, with a dynamic that was largely independent of the superpower conflict. And, in conclusion, the book traces the unwinding of American influence and the end of its Empire - a crucial development in international history which is already having repercussions throughout the world.

A History of South East Asia

A History of South East Asia
Author: Arthur Cotterell
Pages: 449
ISBN: 9789814634700
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Release: 2014-07-15
Editor: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Southeast Asia narrates the history of the region from earliest recorded times until today, covering present-day Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and East Timor. Concisely written and filled with historical anecdotes, this authoritative volume is presented in three parts, covering both mainland and maritime Southeast Asia

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia
Author: Gi-Wook Shin,Daniel C. Sneider
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9781136830907
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Release: 2011-02-08
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian societies (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the United States focusing on the period from the beginning of the Sino-Japanese war in 1931 until the formal conclusion of the Pacific War with the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951. The contributors analyse the recent efforts of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese scholars to write a ‘common history’ of Northeast Asia and question the underlying motivations for their efforts and subsequent achievements. In doing so, they contend that the greatest obstacle to reconciliation in Northeast Asia lies in the existence of divided, and often conflicting, historical memories. The book argues that a more fruitful approach lies in understanding how historical memory has evolved in each country and been incorporated into respective master narratives. Through uncovering the existence of different master narratives, it is hoped, citizens will develop a more self-critical, self-reflective approach to their own history and that such an introspective effort has the potential to lay the foundation for greater self- and mutual understanding and eventual historical reconciliation in the region. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Asian history, Asian education and international relations in East Asia.

A Short History of Asia

A Short History of Asia
Author: Colin Mason
Pages: 316
ISBN: 0312230591
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Release: 2000
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text covers the whole scope of Asian history in a single volume. It requires no prior knowledge of Asian history and seeks to be clear and readible. It particularly identifies inter-relationships between the developing Western and Asian societies.

Asia Past and Present

Asia Past and Present
Author: Peter P. Wan,Thomas D. Reins
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781118955215
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Release: 2021-02-17
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A wide-ranging introduction to the multi-faceted history of Asia—from early origins to the present Asia Past and Present is an expansive survey of the social, political, and economic history of the continent from the Paleolithic era to the early 21st century. As there is no physically discrete continent, rather an arbitrary division of the Eurasian landmass, this book focuses on terrain that encompasses India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, the Russian Far East, and Southeast Asia—the area which most modern scholars identify as Asia. Offering broad chronological and topical coverage of Asia, this book examines subjects including written languages, religions and philosophies, concepts of monarchy, militarism, independence and nation building, and more. Particular focus is placed on the varying levels of influence the core cultures of India and China have had on the continent in a multitude of socio-political areas. Historical dialogues of how colonies, later emerging nations, blended traditional Asian culture and Western political and economic models of modernization complement contemporary discussions of globalization, nuclear tensions, and growing demands for greater individual freedom. Written in an engaging, accessible style, this book: Covers of a wide range of topics, perspectives, geographic regions, and time periods Highlights India and China as the pre 19th century cultural cores of Asia Presents a relatable political-cultural narrative framework Discusses contemporary themes including gender, sexual orientation, the environment, and Western and Islamic influence on Asian culture Includes coverage of commonly underrepresented regions such as the Himalayan nations, Maldives, and New Guinea Asia Past and Present: A Brief History is a valuable resource for undergraduate courses where Asian cultures are introduced, and in courses on Asian politics, diplomacy, environmental issues, and socio-economics.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia
Author: Nicholas Tarling
Pages: 297
ISBN: 0521663709
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Release: 1999
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This history covers mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia. Volume I is from prehistory to c1500. Volume II discusses the area's interaction with foreign countries from c1500-c1800. Volume III charts the colonial regimes of 1800-1930 and Volume IV is from World War II to 1999.

A History of Southeast Asia

A History of Southeast Asia
Author: Anthony Reid
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781118512951
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Release: 2015-03-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads presents a comprehensive history of Southeast Asia from our earliest knowledge of its civilizations and religious patterns up to the present day. Incorporates environmental, social, economic, and gender issues to tell a multi-dimensional story of Southeast Asian history from earliest times to the present Argues that while the region remains a highly diverse mix of religions, ethnicities, and political systems, it demands more attention for how it manages such diversity while being receptive to new ideas and technologies Demonstrates how Southeast Asia can offer alternatives to state-centric models of history more broadly 2016 PROSE Award Honorable Mention for Textbook in the Humanities

A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey,Kristin Stapleton
Pages: 472
ISBN: 0815378599
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Release: 2019-05-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A History of Asiais the only textbook to provide a historical overview of the whole of this region, encompassing India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Engaging and lively, it chronicles the complex political, social, and intellectual histories of the area from prehistory to the present day. Taking a comparative approach throughout, the book offers a balanced history of each major tradition, also dedicating coverage to countries or regions such as Vietnam and Central Asia that are less frequently discussed in depth. This eighth edition has been streamlined and updated to reflect the most recent scholarship on Asian history, bringing the book up to date with recent events and key trends in historical research. Highlights of the book include close-up portraits of significant Asian cities, detailed discussion of environmental factors that have shaped Asian history, quotes from Asian poetry and philosophical writing, and attention to questions of gender and national identity. Highly illustrated with images and maps, each chapter also contains discussion questions, primary source excerpts, and in-depth boxed features. Written clearly throughout, A History of Asiais the perfect introductory textbook for all students of the history, culture, and politics of this fascinating region. er and national identity. Highly illustrated with images and maps, each chapter also contains discussion questions, primary source excerpts, and in-depth boxed features. Written clearly throughout, A History of Asiais the perfect introductory textbook for all students of the history, culture, and politics of this fascinating region.

East Asia Beyond the History Wars

East Asia Beyond the History Wars
Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki,Morris Low,Leonid Petrov,Timothy Y. Tsu
Pages: 202
ISBN: 9780415637459
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Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies, while conflicts over ownership of cultural heritage cause friction between China and Korea, and no peace treaty has ever been signed to conclude the Korean War. For over a decade, the region’s governments and non-government groups have sought to confront the ghosts of the past by developing paths to reconciliation. Focusing particularly on popular culture and grassroots action, East Asia beyond the History Warsexplores these East Asian approaches to historical reconciliation. This book examines how Korean historians from North and South exchange ideas about national history, how Chinese film-makers reframe their views of the war with Japan, and how Japanese social activists develop grassroots reconciliation projects with counterparts from Korea and elsewhere. As the volume’s studies of museums, monuments and memorials show, East Asian public images of modern history are changing, but change is fragile and uncertain. This unfinished story of East Asia’s search for historical reconciliation has important implications for the study of popular memory worldwide. Presenting a fresh perspective on reconciliation which draws on both history and cultural studies, this book will be welcomed by students and scholars working in the fields of Asian history, Asian culture and society as well as those interested in war and memory studies more generally.

Islam and Asia

Islam and Asia
Author: Chiara Formichi
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9781107106123
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Release: 2020-04-30
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible, transregional exploration of how Islam and Asia have shaped each other's histories, societies and cultures from the seventh century to today.

The International History of East Asia 1900 1968

The International History of East Asia  1900   1968
Author: Antony Best
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781135181666
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Release: 2009-12-18
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides a broad account of the international history of East Asia from 1900 to 1968 - a subject that is essential to any understanding of the modern epoch. Whereas much of the scholarship on this subject has focused purely on the immediate origins and consequences of violent events such as wars and revolutions, this book demonstrates the importance of also considering other forces such as ideology, trade and cultural images that have helped shape East Asian international history. It analyses how the development of the region was influenced by ideological competition and ‘orientalism’, by both multilateral and unilateral efforts to instil order, and by the changing nature of international trade. It considers a number of important topics such as the concept of the ‘open door’; the rise and influence of progressive internationalism in the forum of the League of Nations; the development of anti-colonial nationalism and anti-Western internationalism in the shape of pan-Asianism; and the onset of the Cold War. It also includes detailed case studies of subjects including the administration of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service; the international effort to regulate the trade in opium; and the significance of intra-Asian trade. Overall, this book constitutes an impressive account of the international history of East Asia, and is an important contribution to the interpretive study of this crucial period of history.

Asia in Western and World History

Asia in Western and World History
Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree,Carol Gluck,George Sansom Professor of History Carol Gluck
Pages: 998
ISBN: 1563242656
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Release: 1997
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A guide aimed at introducing students to the history of Asia in conjunction with Western and world history.