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              Traditional China in Asian and World History

              Traditional China in Asian and World History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mair, Tansen Sen and Victor H

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              Victor Mair and Tansen Sen have provided an account of China's engagement with the Eurasian world around it that is succinct, accessible, and masterful. They demonstrate how--from their Neolithic origins through Zheng He's fifteenth century voyages across maritime Asia--the Chine...se were constantly interacting with their neighbors, through warfare, diplomacy, religious pilgrimages, trade, the accounts of travelers, and the translation of foreign books. These interactions, which are treated both topically and chronologically, are interwoven with a historical narrative and handsomely supported by illustrations, maps, translated travel accounts, and a glossary. This is a valuable addition to the literature on Chinese history in a global context.
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              ISBN 9780924304651
              Released AU 1 Oct 2012
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              Confucius in East Asia

              Confucius in East Asia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Richey, Jeffrey L.

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              Richey has written an engaging and well-crafted book that clearly delineates the oftentimes fitful development of Confucianism in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. At the same time, he masterfully demonstrates how Confucianism slowly came to dominate politics, thought, and societ...y in each of these places and still continues to inform their assumptions, values, and institutions. Richey also expertly underscores the outsized role that government has played in promoting and sustaining this tradition's formidable influence.
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              ISBN 9780924304736
              Released AU 1 Sep 2013
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              The Philippines: From Earliest Times to the Present

              The Philippines: From Earliest Times to the Present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Woods, Damon L.

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              Written with high school and undergraduate students as the target audience, this volume is ideal for anyone interested in Philippine history. It pieces together evidence from the precolonial era, illustrating the country's relationship with its neighboring Asian countries, its fu...nctioning social system, its widespread literacy, and developed system of writing. Its discussion of the precolonial era acknowledges the significant role women played in Philippine society, one that changed significantly with the coming of the friars. Its summary of over 350 years of colonial rule by Spain and almost 50 years by the United States helps the reader to understand why the Philippines is uniquely different from its Asian neighbors. It illustrates how Filipinos responded to colonialization, their active participation in the making of the nation and the shaping of Philippine society, and most importantly, the courage and resiliency of the Filipino people.
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              ISBN 9780924304866
              Released AU 1 Mar 2018
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              Indonesia: History, Heritage, Culture

              Indonesia: History, Heritage, Culture (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Adams, Kathleen M.

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              Indonesia: History, Heritage, Culture offers a concise, engaging introduction to the historical, political and cultural dynamics of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation and home to the world's largest and most diverse Muslim population. Interweaving brief, anthropol...ogically-informed stories of aspects of everyday life in Indonesia with broader historical accounts of this region, Indonesia: History, Heritage, Culture provides textured insights into this vibrant and dynamic archipelago. Inter-cultural encounters and exchanges as well as globalization are central to Indonesia's story. Adams organizes the book historically, yet each chapter spotlights how the past resonates in contemporary times. Each chapter open with an image or object that lends insights into a particular era in Indonesia's history. Chapters highlight Indonesia's natural landscape, linguistic and cultural diversity, prehistory, eras of Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic influence, as well as Chinese and European precolonial trade dynamics. Also addressed are the rise of Dutch colonialism in the archipelago, the Japanese Occupation during World War II, and the struggle for Indonesian independence. Additional chapters cover Indonesia's more recent periods of Guided Democracy, the New Order, and Reformasi, and the final chapter reflects on Indonesia's current challenges and promises for the future.
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              ISBN 9780924304897
              Released AU 1 Mar 2019
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              Japan Since 1945

              Japan Since 1945 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dunscomb, Paul E.

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              Concisely rendered, engagingly written, and thoughtful in its judgments, this short book is a most valuable interpretation of Japan's remarkable history since the end of World War II. It surveys the dramatic changes in Japan's society, politics, economy, international relations, ...and culture from defeat in World War II through the disasters of March 11, 2011. Dunscomb analyzes Japan's postwar experience with balance and admirable clarity, writing in an accessible and fast-paced style that will be welcomed by students and teachers alike. This is by far the best short introduction to the history of contemporary Japan available for classroom use.
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              ISBN 9780924304750
              Released AU 1 Mar 2014
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              East Asian Societies

              East Asian Societies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Neuman, W. Lawrence

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              So very many teach introductions to East Asia under different disciplines, including the Humanities, Sociology, Economics, History, and Religious Studies, but what makes this work so promising is its transferability across these lines of demarcation for the student engaged in her... first serious study of the region. Neuman's fine overview addresses the recurring cultural tasks across East Asia from family, to school and work, and socio-economic stratifications. Neuman has written an ideal introductory text with a sociologist's clarity, a humanist's learning, a researcher's sharp eye, and a teacher's fine sense of proportion. This is the only intellectual guidebook you will need to take with you for your voyage to East Asia.
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              ISBN 9780924304743
              Released AU 1 Mar 2014
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              Korea in World History

              Korea in World History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clark, Donald

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              Donald Clark does a masterful job of situating the entire sweep of Korean history in its global context thus belying the shop worn stereotype of Korea as a hermit nation. Clark uses his mastery of both medieval and modern history to vividly describe the often ignored contribution...s of this fascinating society to East Asian civilization writ large. His concise chapter arrangement and lively narrative writing pulls the reader into the Korean story while showing just how relevant that story is, particularly in modern times, for an American readership. Clark has condensed without sacrificing important detail, and he emphasizes important themes from Korea's past that have combined with the turbulent 20th century to produce the complex strategic and economic situation at the beginning of the 21st century on the peninsula. Particularly trenchant are his chapters on the division of Korea as well as a thoughtful treatment of North Korea which is too often ignored in other texts. This book will make an excellent companion volume in East Asia survey courses, and other courses on East Asia. After all, as Prof. Clark points out again and again, understanding Korea remains vital to a true appreciation of East Asia's past and present.
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              ISBN 9780924304668
              Released AU 1 Oct 2012
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              Modern Chinese History

              Modern Chinese History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kenley, David

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              From the beginning of the Qing Dynasty in the middle of the 17th century to the present time, this compact volume guides the reader through the social, political, and economic vicissitudes of the Chinese nation. Two outstanding features of this work are its emphasis on cross-cult...ural contacts and the attention it pays to men and women from various walks of life, not merely the well-known figures from the military and government. With its generous assortment of illustrations and numerous helpful references, Modern Chinese History is an ideal text for introductory courses that also include a judicious selection of primary sources. This will be a very attractive volume for all teachers who want to make sure their students get an up to date introduction to the basics, yet also are determined to reserve lots of space on the syllabus for primary sources.
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              ISBN 9780924304705
              Released AU 1 Dec 2012
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              Zen Past and Present

              Zen Past and Present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cunningham, Eric

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              Zen Past and Present provides readers with a concise but comprehensive survey of the history of Zen Buddhism. Because it examines Zen from historical, religious, literary, artistic, and political standpoints, it is an ideal supplemental text for a wide variety of disciplines. Zen... Past and Present covers the evolution of Zen thought and practice from the foundations of Buddhism in ancient India up to the most recent interpretations of Zen in the contemporary postmodern world. Students should find this booklet readable, entertaining, and thought-provoking. It is a perfect addition to any Asian studies reading list.
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              ISBN 9780924304644
              Released AU 1 Aug 2011
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              Chinese Literature: An Introduction

              Chinese Literature: An Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pidhainy, Ihor

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              In this brief yet thorough introduction to the key features and important names of Chinese literature, Ihor Pidhainy covers Chinese writings from oracle bones to the internet. Contextualizing the literature within political, historical and cultural frames, Prof. Pidhainy also pro...vides a smorgasbord of examples from the authors noted. Written with a college freshman (or senior in high school) in mind, the book combines an introduction to the key features of Chinese literature, the names of outstanding writers and movements, and some interesting anecdotes that will leave students amused and curious for more. Grounded in historical and cultural contexts, the book also includes sufficient excerpts that will allow instructors freedom from supplementing the text. It may thus be used as a standalone text in a literature class or a supplementary text in a history course.
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              ISBN 9780924304835
              Released AU 1 Dec 2017
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