A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN 10: 1315509474
ISBN 13: 9781315509471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Asia Book Review:

A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia" - India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 0205989586
ISBN 13: 9780205989584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Asia Book Review:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Charts the deep, diverse history of the largest continent A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia"--India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey,Kristin Stapleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2019-05-13
ISBN 10: 1351231898
ISBN 13: 9781351231893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Asia Book Review:

A History of Asia is the only textbook to provide a historical overview of the whole of this region, encompassing India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Engaging and lively, it chronicles the complex political, social, and intellectual histories of the area from prehistory to the present day. Taking a comparative approach throughout, the book offers a balanced history of each major tradition, also dedicating coverage to countries or regions such as Vietnam and Central Asia that are less frequently discussed in depth. This eighth edition has been streamlined and updated to reflect the most recent scholarship on Asian history, bringing the book up to date with recent events and key trends in historical research. Highlights of the book include close-up portraits of significant Asian cities, detailed discussion of environmental factors that have shaped Asian history, quotes from Asian poetry and philosophical writing, and attention to questions of gender and national identity. Highly illustrated with images and maps, each chapter also contains discussion questions, primary source excerpts, and in-depth boxed features. Written clearly throughout, A History of Asia is the perfect introductory textbook for all students of the history, culture, and politics of this fascinating region.

A History of East Asia

A History of East Asia
Author: Charles Holcombe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0521515955
ISBN 13: 9780521515955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of East Asia Book Review:

"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.

A History of Asia

A History of Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106011014286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Asia Book Review:

A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia" - India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present. Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.

A History of Asia Formation of civilizations from antiquity to 1600

A History of Asia  Formation of civilizations  from antiquity to 1600
Author: Woodbridge Bingham,Hilary Conroy,Frank William Iklé
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B402234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Asia Formation of civilizations from antiquity to 1600 Book Review:

A History of East Asia

A History of East Asia
Author: Charles Holcombe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2017-01-11
ISBN 10: 1107118735
ISBN 13: 9781107118737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of East Asia Book Review:

The second edition of Charles Holcombe's acclaimed introduction to East Asian history from the dawn of history to the twenty-first century.

Asia

Asia
Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2011-05-16
ISBN 10: 0470829591
ISBN 13: 9780470829592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asia Book Review:

From one of the world's leading historians?a comprehensive narrative of the 3,000 years that have formed Asia's people, culture, and global destiny Tracing its origins in Mesopotamia to its modern role on the global geopolitical stage, historian Arthur Cotterell offers a compelling, lively, and readable account of one of the most culturally diverse, and often misunderstood, parts of the world. Beginning with the emergence of the world's earliest civilization in 3000 BC, Asia: A Concise History provides a fascinating look at the global convulsions?like the rise and fall of Assyria and Persia, the medieval states that flourished after the advent of Islam, and the modern transformations triggered by the lightning conquests of imperial Japan?that have shaped the continent. Covers the great events and figures of Asian history, along with a look at the monumental remains that bear witness to those times: the ziggurats of Iraq, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the temple of Angkor Wat Includes fascinating slices of history, including funeral arrangements for Qin Shi Huangdi in 210 BC; an extract from Lord Macartney's journal of his 1793 diplomatic mission to the Qing emperor Qian Long; and Toyotomi Hideyoshi's edict of 1587 banning firearms in Japan Features boxed inserts of special interest?like a Babylonian recipe for lamb stew circa 1500 BC Contains over 100 illustrations, maps, and photos Other books by Cotterell: The Minoan World, The First Emperor of China, The Encyclopedia of Mythology, and Chariot Destined to become a reference staple for history buffs and students of Asian history, Asia: A Concise History offers readers a breathtaking narrative and wealth of detail that make the formative periods, key events, and personalities from this once remote part of the world come alive.

A Short History of Asia

A Short History of Asia
Author: Colin Mason
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780312230593
ISBN 13: 0312230591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Asia Book Review:

This text covers the whole scope of Asian history in a single volume. It requires no prior knowledge of Asian history and seeks to be clear and readible. It particularly identifies inter-relationships between the developing Western and Asian societies.

History of Asia

History of Asia
Author: B.V. Rao
Publsiher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 8120792238
ISBN 13: 9788120792234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Asia Book Review:

The importance of the study of the history of Asia needs no special emphasis, particularly with the emergence of Japan, China and India as major powers of this continent. The present book; History of Asia, is different from other books of this genre, as it connects the ancient and medieval with the modern. It deals with the account of each country in its geographical setting, highlighting those incidents in neighbouring countries which have had some impact upon it. The ancient and medieval periods cover topics like migration, early settlements, formation of kingdoms and empires, socio-economic matters, Islamic penetrations and the advent of Western powers. The modern period is treated in great detail, especially matters like colonisation, impact of Western civilization, the rise of nationalism and the gaining of independence following the Second World War. Current history, which includes aspects like subversion of democracies, the ushering in of military rule, ethnic conflicts, movements for the restoration of democracy, oppression of minorities, economic issues and the possibility of nuclear war — right up to the end of the millennium — has been dealt with in a fascinating way, with maps and a bibliography to stimulate the reader’s interest.

The History of the Book in South Asia

The History of the Book in South Asia
Author: Francesca Orsini
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351888315
ISBN 13: 9781351888318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Book in South Asia Book Review:

The History of the Book in South Asia covers not only the various modern states that make up South Asia today but also a multitude of languages and scripts. For centuries it was manuscripts that dominated book production and circulation, and printing technology only began to make an impact in the late eighteenth century. Print flourished in the colonial period and in particular lithographic printing proved particularly popular in South Asia both because it was economical and because it enabled multi-script printing. There are now vibrant publishing cultures in the nation states of South Asia, and the essays in this volume cover the whole range from palm-leaf manuscripts to contemporary print culture.

Empires at War

Empires at War
Author: Francis Pike
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 0857719408
ISBN 13: 9780857719409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empires at War Book Review:

As the major geopolitical power bloc, Asia - with 4 billion people, two-thirds of the world's population, a huge land-mass and the fastest-growing economies - has shifted the global political balance. "Empires at War" gives a dramatic narrative account of how 'Modern Asia' came into being. Ranging over the whole of Asia, from Japan to Pakistan, the modern history of this important region is placed in the context of the struggle between America and the Soviet Union. Francis Pike shows that America's domination of post-war Asia was a continuation of a 100-year competition for power in the region. He also argues cogently that, contrary to the largely 'Western-centric' viewpoint, Asian nations were not simply the passive and biddable entities of the superpowers, but had a political development which was both separate and unique, with a dynamic that was largely independent of the superpower conflict. And, in conclusion, the book traces the unwinding of American influence and the end of its Empire - a crucial development in international history which is already having repercussions throughout the world.

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia
Author: Gi-Wook Shin,Daniel C. Sneider
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-02-11
ISBN 10: 113683091X
ISBN 13: 9781136830914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia Book Review:

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian societies (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the United States focusing on the period from the beginning of the Sino-Japanese war in 1931 until the formal conclusion of the Pacific War with the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951. The contributors analyse the recent efforts of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese scholars to write a ‘common history’ of Northeast Asia and question the underlying motivations for their efforts and subsequent achievements. In doing so, they contend that the greatest obstacle to reconciliation in Northeast Asia lies in the existence of divided, and often conflicting, historical memories. The book argues that a more fruitful approach lies in understanding how historical memory has evolved in each country and been incorporated into respective master narratives. Through uncovering the existence of different master narratives, it is hoped, citizens will develop a more self-critical, self-reflective approach to their own history and that such an introspective effort has the potential to lay the foundation for greater self- and mutual understanding and eventual historical reconciliation in the region. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Asian history, Asian education and international relations in East Asia.

A History of South East Asia

A History of South East Asia
Author: Arthur Cotterell
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN 10: 9814634700
ISBN 13: 9789814634700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of South East Asia Book Review:

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

The International History of East Asia 1900 1968

The International History of East Asia  1900   1968
Author: Antony Best
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-12-18
ISBN 10: 1135181667
ISBN 13: 9781135181666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International History of East Asia 1900 1968 Book Review:

This book provides a broad account of the international history of East Asia from 1900 to 1968 - a subject that is essential to any understanding of the modern epoch. Whereas much of the scholarship on this subject has focused purely on the immediate origins and consequences of violent events such as wars and revolutions, this book demonstrates the importance of also considering other forces such as ideology, trade and cultural images that have helped shape East Asian international history. It analyses how the development of the region was influenced by ideological competition and ‘orientalism’, by both multilateral and unilateral efforts to instil order, and by the changing nature of international trade. It considers a number of important topics such as the concept of the ‘open door’; the rise and influence of progressive internationalism in the forum of the League of Nations; the development of anti-colonial nationalism and anti-Western internationalism in the shape of pan-Asianism; and the onset of the Cold War. It also includes detailed case studies of subjects including the administration of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service; the international effort to regulate the trade in opium; and the significance of intra-Asian trade. Overall, this book constitutes an impressive account of the international history of East Asia, and is an important contribution to the interpretive study of this crucial period of history.

Islam and Asia

Islam and Asia
Author: Chiara Formichi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1107106125
ISBN 13: 9781107106123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam and Asia Book Review:

An accessible, transregional exploration of how Islam and Asia have shaped each other's histories, societies and cultures from the seventh century to today.

A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia

A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia
Author: Harald Fischer-Tiné,Jana Tschurenev
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2014-01-03
ISBN 10: 1317916824
ISBN 13: 9781317916826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia Book Review:

At the beginning of the 21st century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug addiction constitute major problems in various South Asian countries. The production, circulation and consumption of intoxicating substances created (and responded to) social upheavals in the region and had widespread economic, political and cultural repercussions on an international level. This book looks at the cultural, social, and economic history of intoxicants in South Asia, and analyses the role that alcohol and drugs have played in the region. The book explores the linkages between changing meanings of intoxicating substances, the making of and contestations over colonial and national regimes of regulation, economics, and practices and experiences of consumption. It shows the development of current meanings of intoxicants in South Asia – in terms of politics, cultural norms and identity formation – and the way in which the history of drugs and alcohol is enmeshed in the history of modern empires and nation states — even in a country in which a staunch teetotaller and active anti-drug crusader like Mohandas Gandhi is presented as the ‘father of the nation’. Primarily a historical analysis, the book also includes perspectives from Modern Indology and Cultural Anthropology and situates developments in South Asia in wider imperial and global contexts. It is of interest to scholars working on the social and cultural history of alcohol and drugs, South Asian Studies and Global History.

East Asia

East Asia
Author: Rhoads Murphey,Kristin Stapleton
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780205695225
ISBN 13: 0205695221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Asia Book Review:

This accessible text offers a comprehensive history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, including coverage of everyday life, women and gender-related issues, and the environment–topics often neglected in other texts. Throughout his distinguished career, author Rhoads Murphey has inspired within students an appreciation for the rich and unique history of Asia. The Fifth Edition of this text on East Asia is certain to bring this fascinating region to life for many of today's students.

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia
Author: Nicholas Tarling
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780521663700
ISBN 13: 0521663709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia Book Review:

This history covers mainland and island Southeast Asia from Burma to Indonesia. Volume I is from prehistory to c1500. Volume II discusses the area's interaction with foreign countries from c1500-c1800. Volume III charts the colonial regimes of 1800-1930 and Volume IV is from World War II to 1999.

A History of Southeast Asia

A History of Southeast Asia
Author: Anthony Reid
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1118512952
ISBN 13: 9781118512951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Southeast Asia Book Review:

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