A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

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A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

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Charles Holcombe begins by asking the question 'what is East Asia?' In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics or globalization. Yet, as an ancient civilization, the region had both an historical and cultural coherence. This shared past is at the heart of this ambitious book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the twenty-first century. The second edition has been imaginatively revised and expanded to place emphasis on cross-cultural interactions and connections, both within East Asia and beyond, with new material on Vietnam and modern pop culture. The second edition also features a Chinese character list, additional maps and new illustrations. -- Provided by Amazon.com

Keywords

East Asia -- History; East Asia -- Civilization;

Document Type

Book

ISBN

9781107544895

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

City

New York, NY

Department

Department of History

Comments

Second Edition

Object Description

xxiv, 430 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm

Language

EN

A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century

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