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.
Table of Contents
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.