Both comprehensive and captivating, PRE-MODERN EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, VOLUME I: To 1800, 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 is included throughout, while intriguing biographical sketches 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.
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).