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Both comprehensive and captivating, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, VOLUME II: FROM 1600, 3E features the latest scholarship on the cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of China, Japan, and Korea--giving special emphasis to gender and material culture. Full color inserts on such topics as food, clothing, and art objects illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia and bolster the coverage of material culture. A range of primary source documents spotlights women's independence, students-turned-soldiers, and other stirring issues, while intriguing biographical sketches throughout highlight the lives of popular figures and ordinary people alike. In addition, insightful "Connections" features provide an international context for the history of East Asia, exploring topics like the global perspective of World War II.
- Expanded material on culture includes new coverage of Japanese portrait statues and matchlocks as well as China's recent high-speed trains.
- Intriguing new biographies spotlight a Korean interpreter, a Japanese radical samurai, and a Chinese geomancer.
- The Third Edition has added documents from WILD LILIES for the twentieth century.
- Offering additional insight, an all-new "Making Comparisons" focuses on languages.
- Reflecting input from instructors who have used this book in class, the authors added two pedagogical tools: New pronunciation glosses are designed to give students the courage to pronounce foreign words in their heads while reading as well as out loud in class. In addition, new questions added to the end of all documents and biographies help students sharpen their critical thinking skills.
- Expanded and updated "Connections" features provide an international context for the history of East Asia, helping students see the big picture.
- Detailed "Connections" features provide an international context for the history of East Asia, including a global perspective of World War II.
- Maximize your course success with COURSEREADER: EAST ASIAN HISTORY, an easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Searching thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines, COURSEREADER enables you to select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. You can also add your own notes to readings. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction and questions to help students understand the reading.
- This popular text is also available in two volumes: Pre-Modern (to 1800) and Modern (from 1600).
- Extremely student friendly, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, VOLUME II: FROM 1600, 3E offers an engaging two-color design, large photos that include four-color inserts, and chapter organization that provides a straightforward chronology.
- The Third Edition presents just the right mix of social and cultural history coverage to balance the treatment of Korea, China, and Japan.
- Offering valuable insight, unique "Making Comparisons" provide short essays that compare and contrast subjects--such as food cultures, women's issues, and monarchical institutions--among the cultures of China, Japan, and Korea.
Making Comparisons: Women's Situations.
Connections: Europe Enters the Scene.
16. The Creation of the Manchu Empire (1600-1800).
17. Edo Japan (1603-1800).
Making Comparisons: Neo-Confucianism.
PART IV: THE AGE OF WESTERN IMPERIALISM (1800-1900).
Connections: Western Imperialism (1800-1900).
18. China in Decline (1800-1900).
19. Japan in Turmoil (1800-1867).
20. Meiji Transformation (1868-1900).
21. Korea in the Turbulent Nineteenth Century (1800-1895).
Making Comparisons: Slavery.
PART V: EAST ASIA IN THE MODERN WORLD.
22. Rise of Modern Japan (1900-1931).
23. Modernizing Korea and Colonial Rule (1896-1945).
24. Remaking China (1900-1927).
Connections: World War II.
25. War and Revolution, China (1927-1949).
PART VI: INTENSIFIED CONTACT AND DIVERGENT PATHS.
26. War and Aftermath in Japan (1931-1964).
27. China Under Mao (1949-1976).
28. Korea (1945 to the Present).
29. Contemporary Japan (1965 to the Present).
Making Comparisons: Popular Religion.
30. China Since Mao (1976 to the Present).
Connections: East Asia in the Twenty-First Century.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
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