A History Of East Asia
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📒A History Of East Asia ✍ Charles Holcombe
✏A History of East Asia Book Summary : 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 Modern East Asia C 1800 to the Present Book Summary : A History of Modern East Asia illuminates the history of this vast and crucial region over the last two hundred years, exploring its many cultures, societies, states and economies, in the first major work on the modern history of the region as a whole. Offers a comprehensive view of East Asia, including Southeast Asia as well as China, Korea and Japan Examines East Asia within the context of global history, building on recent scholarship in modern world history Introduces the innovative concept of “interaction zone” to define East Asia as a region of dynamic economic, political and cultural interaction rather than as a static and reified “civilization” Provides a narrative that helps readers understand how the region came to its current place in the world and what the future of East Asia may hold
📒A History Of South East Asia ✍ Arthur Cotterell
✏A History of South East Asia Book Summary : 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
📒Memory And History In East And Southeast Asia ✍ Gerrit W. Gong
✏Memory and History in East and Southeast Asia Book Summary : What individuals and countries remember and what they forget, and why, tell much about their current values, perceptions, and even aspirations. In this volume international specialists and practitioners from Europe, Asia, and the United States illuminate through sometimes-conflicting interpretations the issues of "remembering and forgetting" that are shaping today's strategic alignments in East and Southeast Asia. The analysis covers how Japan, South and North Korea, China, Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia, and the United States use memory and history to define their national sense of self and structure their international relations.
📒A Maritime History Of East Asia ✍ Masashi Haneda
✏A Maritime History of East Asia Book Summary : A Maritime History of East Asia takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the history of a region from the perspective of the interactions that occurred on and were facilitated by the sea. The book is divided into three parts that each focus on a different hundred-year period between 1250 and 1800, characterized by 'openness', 'competition' and 'compartmentalization' respectively. The chapters in each part examine the people, goods and information that flowed across the seas of the East Asian maritime world, facilitating cultural exchange and hybridity. The intricate and often fraught relations between China, Japan and Korea feature throughout, as well as those between these polities and the waves of outsiders that sought to trade with them and to conquer them. Regional diplomacy, ship-building technology, weaponry, Wokou pirate bands, the fates of castaways and the development of international trade networks are just some of the topics that paint a vivid picture of the interconnected world of the East Asian maritime region during this period.
📒A History Of Southeast Asia ✍ Anthony Reid
✏A History of Southeast Asia Book Summary : 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 East Asian Civilization East Asia The Modern Transformation ✍ Edwin Oldfather Reischauer
✏A History of East Asian Civilization East Asia The modern transformation Book Summary :
📒The History Of The Book In East Asia ✍ Cynthia Brokaw
✏The History of the Book in East Asia Book Summary : The history of the book in East Asia is closely linked to problems of language and script, problems which have also had a profound impact on the technology of printing and on the social and intellectual impact of print in this area. This volume contains key readings on the history of printed books and manuscripts in China, Korea and Japan and includes an introduction which provides an overview of the history of the book in East Asia and sets the readings in their context.
📒A History Of Early Southeast Asia ✍ Kenneth R. Hall
✏A History of Early Southeast Asia Book Summary : This comprehensive history provides a fresh interpretation of Southeast Asia from 100 to 1500, when major social and economic developments foundational to modern societies took place on the mainland (Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam) and the island world (Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines). Incorporating the latest archeological evidence and international scholarship, Kenneth R. Hall enlarges upon prior histories of early Southeast Asia that did not venture beyond 1400, extending the study of the region to the Portuguese seizure of Melaka in 1511. Written for a wide audience of non-specialists, the book will be essential reading for all those interested in Asian and world history.
📒Buddhism And Iconoclasm In East Asia ✍ Fabio Rambelli
✏Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia Book Summary : This is a cross-cultural study of the multifaceted relations between Buddhism, its materiality, and instances of religious violence and destruction in East Asia, which remains a vast and still largely unexplored field of inquiry. Material objects are extremely important not just for Buddhist practice, but also for the conceptualization of Buddhist doctrines; yet, Buddhism developed ambivalent attitudes towards such need for objects, and an awareness that even the most sacred objects could be destroyed. After outlining Buddhist attitudes towards materiality and its vulnerability, the authors propose a different and more inclusive definition of iconoclasm-a notion that is normally not employed in discussions of East Asian religions. Case studies of religious destruction in East Asia are presented, together with a new theoretical framework drawn from semiotics and cultural studies, to address more general issues related to cultural value, sacredness, and destruction, in an attempt to understand instances in which the status and the meaning of the sacred in any given culture is questioned, contested, and ultimately denied, and how religious institutions react to those challenges.