Both comprehensive and captivating, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, 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 as well as ordinary people. In addition, insightful "Connections" features provide an international context for the history of East Asia, exploring topics like the origin and spread of Buddhism and the global perspective of World War II.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE FOUNDATIONS OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION IN CHINA.
Connections: The Prehistory of East Asia.
1. China in the Bronze Age: The Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties (ca 1500-771 B.C.E.).
2. Philosophers and Warring States During the Eastern Zhou Period (770-256 B.C.E.).
3. The Founding of the Bureaucratic Empire: Qin-Han China (256 B.C.E.-200 C.E.).
4. Political Division in China and the Spread of Buddhism (200-580).
5. The Cosmopolitan Empires of Sui and Tang China (581-960).
Connections: Cultural Contract Across Eurasia (600-900).
PART II: THE EMERGENCE OF EAST ASIAN CIVILIZATION.
6. Early Korea to 935.
Making Comparisons: Languages and Writing Systems.
7. Early State and Society in Japan (to 794).
8. China Among Equals: Song, Liao, Xia, and Jin (907-1279).
9. Heian Japan (794-ca. 1180).
Connections: The Mongols.
10. Goryeo Korea (935-1392).
Making Comparisons: Monarchical Institutions.
11. Kamakura Japan (1180-1333).
12. China Under Mongol Rule (1215-1368).
Making Comparisons: Food Cultures.
PART III: MEETING NEW CHALLENGES (1300-1800).
13. Japan's Middle Ages (1330-1600).
14. The Ming Empire in China (1368-1644).
15. Joseon Korea (1392-1800).
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.