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    Title
    A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century
    Author
    Holcombe, Charles, 1956-

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    Personal Author:
    Holcombe, Charles, 1956-
    Title:
    A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century / Charles Holcombe.
    Publication info:
    New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
    Physical description:
    xxiv, 430 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
    Content type:
    text
    Medium:
    unmediated
    Format:
    volume
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents:
    Introduction: What is East Asia? -- The origins of civilization in East Asia -- The formative era -- The age of cosmopolitanism -- The creation of a community : China, Korea, and Japan (7th-10th centuries) -- Mature independent trajectories (10th-16th centuries) -- Early-modern East Asia (16th-18th centuries) -- The nineteenth-century encounter of civilizations -- The age of Westernization (1900-1929) -- The dark valley (1930-1945) -- Japan since 1945 -- Korea since 1945 -- China since 1945 -- Afterword.
    Summary:
    "The interconnections among three distinct, yet related societies are at the heart of this book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present"--Provided by publisher.
    Summary:
    "Charles Holcombe begins his extraordinarily ambitious book 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, and Korea - 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. It shared, for example, a Confucian heritage, some common approaches to Buddhism, a writing system that is deeply imbued with ideas and meaning, and many political and institutional traditions. This shared past and the interconnections among three distinct, yet related societies are at the heart of this book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the early twenty-first century. Charles Holcombe is an experienced and sure-footed guide who encapsulates, in a fast-moving and colorful narrative, the vicissitudes and glories of one of the greatest civilizations on earth"--Provided by publisher.
    Geographic term:
    East Asia--History.
    Geographic term:
    East Asia--Civilization.
    LCCN:
    2010024844
    ISBN:
    9780521515955 (hardback)
    ISBN:
    0521515955 (hardback)
    ISBN:
    9780521731645 (pbk.)
    ISBN:
    052173164X (pbk.)

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      DS 511 .H65 2011 1 Book Due: 11/21/2020
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