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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.
- Expanded material on culture includes new coverage of Japanese portrait statues and matchlocks.
- The Third Edition has added documents from the BOOK OF SONGS for the Zhou period.
- 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.
- 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.
- Extremely student friendly, PRE-MODERN EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, VOLUME I: To 1800, 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.
- Detailed "Connections" features provide an international context for the history of East Asia, including such topics as the origin and spread of Buddhism.
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).
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