A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations 4th Edition

Conrad Schirokauer, Miranda Brown, David Lurie, Suzanne Gay

  • © 2013
  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2006
  • 736 Pages


This compelling text explores the development of China and Japan through their art, religion, literature, and thought as well as through their economic, political, and social history. The author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text that is accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of East Asia.

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  • Each major Chinese dynasty, Japanese Shogunate, or other discrete period is covered in a separate, brief chapter. Encounters with the West are also explored.

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