Modern East Asia

Modern East Asia : A Brief History

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The political histories of China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam from 1600 to the present are discussed in this thoughtful text. The history of each country is related in chronological sections with some chapters devoted to shared themes such as the encounters with the West, WWII, and globalization. Thou
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 185.4 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 771.12g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0155068474
  • 9780155068476

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"Conrad Schirokauer, Senior Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia and Professor Emeritus at the City University of New York, received his doctorate from Stanford. He has studied in Paris and conducted research in Japan and China. His published papers and articles deal mostly with Song intellectual history. He is co-editor, with Robert Hymes, of ORDERING THE WORLD: APPROACHES TO STATE AND SOCIETY IN SUNG DYNASTY CHINA (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993). His current research is on Song perceptions of and attitudes toward history. Schirokauer was associated with a New York University summer graduate program for teachers in Japan and China and remains interested in how history is taught and written. As a textbook author, he has published A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE CIVILIZATIONS (Second Edition 1989), with separate volumes on China (1990) and Japan (1993), all now available from Wadsworth. Also worth mention, is his translation OF CHINA'S EXAMINATION HELL by Miyazaki Ichisada (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976, 1981), which he recommends to any student who feels burdened by examinations."
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