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The Resource A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century, Charles Holcombe

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

Label
A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century
Title
A history of East Asia
Title remainder
from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Charles Holcombe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
  • "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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
950
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS511
LC item number
.H65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century, Charles Holcombe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 (seventh-tenth centuries) -- Mature independent trajectories (tenth-sixteenth centuries) -- Early modern East Asia (sixteenth-eighteenth centuries) -- Dai Viet (Vietnam before the nineteenth century) -- The nineteenth-century encounter of civilizations -- The age of westernization (1900-1929) -- The dark valley (1930-1945) -- Japan since 1945 -- Korea since 1945 -- Vietnam since 1945 -- China since 1945
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9781107118737
Lccn
2016025900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956263818
Label
A history of East Asia : from the origins of civilization to the twenty-first century, Charles Holcombe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 (seventh-tenth centuries) -- Mature independent trajectories (tenth-sixteenth centuries) -- Early modern East Asia (sixteenth-eighteenth centuries) -- Dai Viet (Vietnam before the nineteenth century) -- The nineteenth-century encounter of civilizations -- The age of westernization (1900-1929) -- The dark valley (1930-1945) -- Japan since 1945 -- Korea since 1945 -- Vietnam since 1945 -- China since 1945
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxiv, 470 pages
Isbn
9781107118737
Lccn
2016025900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)956263818

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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