ISBN13:978-0618914944 ISBN10: 0618914943 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0534643072 ISBN10: 0534643078
Summary: This full-color introductory text emphasizes cultural history while also covering political and economic history. Each major Chinese dynasty, Japanese Shogunate, or other discrete period is covered in a separate, brief chapter. Encounters with the West (beginning in the 16th century) are also extensively covered. In addition to Conrad Schirokauer, this text has three new co-authors. Miranda Brown teaches in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the Univer...show moresity of Michigan in Ann Arbor and focuses on early Chinese culture. David Lurie researches the history of writing systems in Japan and also works on the cultural and intellectual history of Japan through the Heian period. Suzanne Gay is Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. Her research interests include the social and economic history of medieval Japan, with a particular emphasis on the role of commoners in history. This author team combines strong research with extensive classroom teaching experience to offer a clear, consistent, and highly readable text accessible to students with no previous knowledge of the history of China or Japan.
NEW! Three new coauthors present new chapters on the early and formative years of China and Japan and a new collaboration on the middle period of Japanese history.
Great scholarship, clear narrative, and strong visuals combine to create a text that is academically sound as well as interesting to students.
NEW! Coverage of the PRC (Peoples Republic of China) has expanded from 1 to 2 chapters.
NEW! A new four-color design presents timelines and maps in a more appealing and prevalent fashion, making it easier for students to read and understand. It also greatly enhances the numerous illustrations, mostly of works of art.
NEW! This new edition brings the latest scholarship to the early and middle periods of history. This includes a reinterpretation of Shinto, a fuller account of state-formation, and a more balanced account of Kamakura and Muromachi periods, with special attention to the nature and role of warriors.
NEW! Greater attention to religious Daoism (in China), gender, and the history of environment balances the book even further.
NEW! A Hanyu PinYin to Wade-Giles Conversion Table, located in the beginning of the text, enriches student comprehension. Chinese names are printed in Pinyin with Wade-Giles in parentheses.
NEW! A 2-page full-color map of East Asia helps students visualize the area being discussed and aids their understanding of the local geography.
NEW! A master timeline of China, Japan, and other civilizations helps students put the material presented in context of other events.
NEW! While the text has been updated throughout, special attention has been paid to retain its careful balance between political, economic, social and intellectual/religious, artistic coverage.
Edition/Copyright:3RD 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 12/18/2006 International: No
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Part I: THE CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION OF CHINA.
1. Chinese Antiquity. 2. The Age of Philosophers. 3. The First Empire: 221 B.C.-A.D. 220.
Part II: CHINA AND JAPAN IN A BUDDHIST AGE.
4. China during the Period of Disunity. 5. The Cosmopolitan Civilization of the Sui and Tang. 6. Early Japan To 794. 7. Heian Japan.
Part III: CHINA AND JAPAN: GENTRY AND SAMURAI.
8. China during the Song: 960-1279. 9. The Mongol Empire and The Yuan Dynasty. 10. The Ming Dynasty: 1368-1644. 11. Japan in the Kamakura Period: 1185-1333. 12. The Ashikaga Shogunate and The Period of Unification. 13. East Asia and Modern Europe: First Encounters.
Part IV: TRADITIONAL CHINA AND JAPAN: THE LAST PHASE.
14. China under the Manchus. 15. Tokugawa Japan.
Part V: CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE MODERN WORLD.
16. The Intrusion of the West: China. 17. The Intrusion of the West: Japan. 18. The Emergence of Modern Japan: 1874-1894. 19. Self-Strengthening In China: 1874-1894. 20. End of the Old Order and Struggle for the New: China. 21. The Limits of Success: Japan, 1895-1931.
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