Modern East Asia An Introductory History

It is the ideal introductory text for college survey courses in Asian and international studies.Following an introductory discussion of the regional concept, the first two chapters lay the foundations.

Author: David Y Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131746463X

Category: Business & Economics

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Written with rare mastery and a sure sense of the essential, this concise general history of modern East Asia offers students and general readers an understanding of this dynamic region from a global perspective. It is the ideal introductory text for college survey courses in Asian and international studies.Following an introductory discussion of the regional concept, the first two chapters lay the foundations. Chapter 1 describes East Asia's geographical, human, cultural, economic, social, and political setting as it has evolved over the past several millennia, and the three major belief systems - Confucianism, Buddhism, and Islam. Chapter 2 presents a panoramic view of the region ca. 1800. The chapter introduces the "dramatis personae" - the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Indonesians, Filipinos, and others - and describes their interactions with each other and with Imperial China.The following three chapters deal with European expansionism and East Asians' responses to the civilizational challenge; the stirrings of nationalism in reaction to European colonial rule; and the remarkable rise of Imperial Japan. Chapters 6 and 7 trace Japan's bid to lead a pan-Asianist revolt against the twin threats of Western liberalism and Soviet communism, and the ensuing Pacific War. Chapters 8 and 9 span the cold war era, from postwar U.S. hopes for a "Pax Americana" to the division of East Asia into communist and anti-communist blocs. The Sino-Soviet split and the Sino-American rapprochement of the early 1970s open the way to the "East Asian miracle" and a resurgence of East Asian regionalism, surveyed in Chapter 10. A concluding chapter considers the prospects for continued economic dynamism and the balance of nationalism and pan-Asian trends in shaping the future.

Modern East Asia

Author: David Y. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: History

Page: 235

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This concise history of modern East Asia offers students and general readers an understanding of this region from a global perspective. It is an introductory text for college survey courses in Asian and international studies. After discussion of the regional concept, it describes East Asia's geographical, human, cultural, economic, social, and political setting and three major belief systems - Confucianism, Buddhism, and Islam. It includes the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Indonesians, Filipinos, and others and describes their interactions with each other and Imperial China. The author writes about European expansionism and East Asians' responses to civilizational challenge; nationalism in reaction to European colonial rule; and rise of Imperial Japan. The book traces Japan's bid to lead a pan-Asianist revolt against twin threats of Western liberalism and Soviet communism, and the Pacific War. This history spans Cold War era, from postwar U.S. hopes for a "Pax Americana" to division of East Asia into communist and anti-communist blocs. The Sino-Soviet split and Sino-American rapprochement of early 1970s open the way to "East Asian miracle" and resurgence of East Asian regionalism. The author considers prospects for continued economic dynamism and balance of nationalism and pan-Asian trends--Publisher's description.

Southeast Asia

Documenting the enormous changes and dramatic growth recently experienced in the region, this text considers the classical background to modern south-east Asian history, as well as the changes that have taken place in the post-war years.

Author: Milton E. Osborne

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781741769593

Category: History

Page: 368

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Documenting the enormous changes and dramatic growth recently experienced in the region, this text considers the classical background to modern south-east Asian history, as well as the changes that have taken place in the post-war years.

Modern East Asia

The book begins with an introduction to cultural foundations and a brief history of East Asia in the seventeenth century. The volume progresses chronologically, beginning in 1830 with a discussion of th

Author: Mary Hanneman

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ISBN: 9781516572748

Category: East Asia

Page: 336

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Modern East Asia: A History explores the history of China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam from the late eighteenth century to the present. The text presents information on each country individually and also demonstrates how historical trends within each nation are linked. The book begins with an introduction to cultural foundations and a brief history of East Asia in the seventeenth century. The volume progresses chronologically, beginning in 1830 with a discussion of th

Conflict and Accommodation in Early Modern East Asia

This collection of essays, in honour of Erik Zurcher, provides new information on various aspects of intellectual and social development in China, Japan, and Korea from approximately 1400 to 1800.

Author: Léonard Blussé

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004097759

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

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This collection of essays, in honour of Erik Zurcher, provides new information on various aspects of intellectual and social development in China, Japan, and Korea from approximately 1400 to 1800.

Eastern Asia

This is a current, up-to-date, and comprehensive survey of East Asian history and politics which offers a coherent and interesting survey of the history of East and South East Asia from the sixteenth century to the present.

Author: Colin Mackerras

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN: 9780733901928

Category: History

Page: 522

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'Eastern Asia' is a survey of the history of East and South East Asia from the sixteenth century to the present. It also offers a broad overview and summary of key cultural, political, economic and religious practices and influences in six Asian nations - China, Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. The last two chapters present an Australian perspective, as they are devoted to Australia's relations with, and perceptions of Asia. This text contains a first class list of contributors, many of who are regarded as authorities in their field of research and teaching.

Constructing Nationhood in Modern East Asia

A cutting-edge collection exploring identity-making in East Asia This is an interdisciplinary study of the cultural politics of nationalism and national identities in modern East Asia.

Author: Kai-wing Chow

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472067350

Category: History

Page: 404

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A cutting-edge collection exploring identity-making in East Asia This is an interdisciplinary study of the cultural politics of nationalism and national identities in modern East Asia. Combining theoretical insights with empirical research, it explores the cultural dimensions of nationhood and identity-making in China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The essays address issues ranging from the complex relations between popular culture and national consciousness to the representation of ethnic/racial identity and gendered discourse on nationalism. The cutting-edge research on the diverse forms of cultural preacceptance and the various ways in which this participates in the construction and projection of national and ethnic identities in East Asia illuminates several understudied issues in Asian studies, including the ambiguity of Hong Kong identity during World War II and the intricate politics of the post-war Taiwanese trial of collaboration. Addressing a wide range of theoretical and historical issues regarding cultural dimensions of nationalism and national identities all over East Asia, these essays draw insights from such recent theories as cultural studies, postcolonial theories, and archival-researched cultural anthropology. The book will be important reading for students of Asian studies as well as for serious readers interested in issues of nationalism and culture. Kai-wing Chow is Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Kevin Doak is Associate Professor of History. Poshek Fu is Associate Professor of History and Cinema Studies. All three teach at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

The Modern Anthropology of South East Asia

This book provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities.

Author: Victor T. King

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415297523

Category: History

Page: 384

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This book provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities.

Race and Racism in Modern East Asia

This title juxtaposes Western racial constructions of East Asians with constructions of race and their outcomes in modern East Asia. The book also offers an analysis of these constructions, their evolution, and their interrelations.

Author: Rotem Kowner

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789004292925

Category: Social Science

Page: 652

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"Race and Racism in Modern East Asia (Vol. 2)" examines in depth interactions between Western and local constructions of race. This insightful 23-chapter volume offers a sweeping analysis of issues of race, racism, nationalism and gender in the region that is unsurpasssed in previous scholarship.

A History of East Asia

This is the story of East Asian history. For Further Reading Different ways of
defining “East Asia” are discussed in the introduction to John H. Miller, Modern
East Asia: An Introductory History (Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2008). A
particularly ...

Author: Charles Holcombe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521515955

Category: History

Page: 430

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"The interconnections among three distinct, yet related societies are at the heart of this book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present"--Provided by publisher.

Social Commentary on State and Society in Modern Japan

Modern East Asia: An introductory history. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe. Mok, A., &
Morris, M. W. (2010). Asian-Americans' creative styles in Asian and American
situations: Assimilative and contrastive responses as a function of bicultural
identity ...

Author: Yoneyuki Sugita

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811023956

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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This anthology analyzes societal and cultural aspects of modern Japan. It identifies the dynamic trend and undercurrent in Japan by addressing three key areas: modernization, internationalization, and memory and imagination. Using interdisciplinary and multi-language approaches, it discusses topics such as religion, ethnicity, civil society, art, public health, popular culture, war, identity and education. It is a valuable resource for scholars and graduate students with an interest in cutting-edge research analyses of Japanese / Asian studies.

East Asia in the World

This accessible collection examines twelve historic events in the international relations of East Asia.

Author: Stephan Haggard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108479871

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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This accessible collection examines twelve historic events in the international relations of East Asia.

Southeast Asia and the Rise of China

Notes. Introduction. 1 In this book the country is referred to as Burma before 1988
and Myanmar after 1989. ... 9 John H. Miller, Modern East Asia: An Introductory
History (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2007), p. 163. 10 Norman D. Palmer, ...

Author: Ian Storey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136722963

Category: History

Page: 370

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Since the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War, the implications of China's rising power have come to dominate the security agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. This book is the first to comprehensively chart the development of Southeast Asia’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from 1949 to 2010, detailing each of the eleven countries’ ties to the PRC and showing how strategic concerns associated with China's regional posture have been a significant factor in shaping their foreign and defence policies. In addition to assessing bilateral ties, the book also examines the institutionalization of relations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China. The first part of the book covers the period 1949-2010: it examines Southeast Asian responses to the PRC in the context of the ideological and geopolitical rivalry of the Cold War; Southeast Asian countries’ policies towards the PRC in first decade of the post-Cold War era; and deepening ties between the ASEAN states and the PRC in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Part Two analyses the evolving relationships between the countries of mainland Southeast Asia - Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia - and China. Part Three reviews ties between the states of maritime Southeast Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Brunei and East Timor - and the PRC. Whilst the primary focus of the book is the security dimension of Southeast Asia-China relations, it also takes full account of political relations and the burgeoning economic ties between the two sides. This book is a timely contribution to the literature on the fast changing geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region.

Sources of East Asian Tradition The modern period

In Sources of East Asian Tradition, Wm. Theodore de Bary offers a selection of essential readings from his immensely popular anthologies Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Korean Tradition, and Sources of Japanese Tradition so readers ...

Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231143233

Category: History

Page: 1152

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In Sources of East Asian Tradition, Wm. Theodore de Bary offers a selection of essential readings from his immensely popular anthologies Sources of Chinese Tradition, Sources of Korean Tradition, and Sources of Japanese Tradition so readers can experience a concise but no less comprehensive portrait of the social, intellectual, and religious traditions of East Asia. Volume 2 covers major events from 1600 to the present, including the initial contact of China, Korea, and Japan with the West; nineteenth- and twentieth-century reform movements in China, along with the Nationalist and Communist revolutions; Korea's encounter with imperialist Japan; and the Meiji Restoration, the emergence of political parties and liberalism, and the Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese wars. De Bary maintains his trademark balance of source materials, including seminal readings in the areas of history, society, politics, education, philosophy, and religion, thereby continuing his own tradition of providing an exceptional resource for teachers, scholars, students, and the general reader.

Southeast Asia

The first edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory history was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world.

Author: Milton Osborne

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1952534291

Category: History

Page: 376

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The first edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory history was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travellers and students interested in a tantalisingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions (translated into Japanese, Khmer, Korean and Thai) have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region. Dr Milton Osborne has been a resident, student and fascinated observer of Southeast Asia for over 50 years. This familiarity has resulted in a highly readable and lively chronicle. While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the eighteenth century: the impact of colonial rule, economic transformations of the 19th and 20th centuries, the emergence and triumph of the independence movements, the impact of social change and the pivotal roles played by religion, ethnic minorities and immigrant groups. He also provides an introduction to the art of the region and a comprehensive guide to literature about Southeast Asia. Clearly written and extensively illustrated this twelfth edition of Southeast Asia: An introductory history remains a classic in the field. 'While deepening our understanding of Southeast Asia, this fine introduction reminds us of the importance of history itself. ' - Anthony Milner, Basham Professor of Asian History, Australian National University

A Modern History of Southeast Asia

This work covers the recent history of all the states of Southeast Asia. It charts the problems faced by the nations of the region as the colonial powers departed, and the strategies for survival and growth which they adopted.

Author: Clive J. Christie

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860643545

Category: History

Page: 286

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This work covers the recent history of all the states of Southeast Asia. It charts the problems faced by the nations of the region as the colonial powers departed, and the strategies for survival and growth which they adopted.

Education about Asia

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Gender Health and History in Modern East Asia

This groundbreaking volume captures and analyzes the exhilarating and at times disorienting experience when scientists, government officials, educators, and the general public in East Asia tried to come to terms with the introduction of ...

Author: Angela Ki Che Leung

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9888390902

Category: History

Page: 328

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This groundbreaking volume captures and analyzes the exhilarating and at times disorienting experience when scientists, government officials, educators, and the general public in East Asia tried to come to terms with the introduction of Western biological and medical sciences to the region. The nexus of gender and health is a compelling theme, for this is an area in which private lives and personal characteristics encounter the interventions of public policies. The nine empirically based studies by scholars of history of medicine, sociology, anthropology, and STS (science, technology, and society), spanning Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong from the 1870s to the present, demonstrate just how tightly concerns with gender and health have been woven into the enterprise of modernization and nation-building throughout the long twentieth century. The concepts of “gender” and “health” have become so commonly used that one might overlook that they are actually complicated notions with vexed histories even in their native contexts. Transposing such terminologies into another historical or geographical dimension is fraught with problems, and what makes the East Asian cases in this volume particularly illuminating is that they present concepts of gender and health in motion. The studies show how individuals and societies made sense of modern scientific discourses on diseases, body, sex, and reproduction, redefining existing terms in the process and adopting novel ideas to face new challenges and demands. “Whether reviewing the comparative national histories of birth control, debating early cases of transsexual surgery, or highlighting the resurgence of ‘traditional’ Asian medical commodities, this volume provides accessible and productive studies on these intriguing topics in Asia. Scholars of modern East Asia and indeed anyone concerned with the analysis of gender and health in light of intersecting postcolonial studies will find the book rewarding.” —Rayna Rapp, New York University “A bold and important volume that explores the interweaving of gender, body, and modernity throughout East Asia. With vivid articles on sexuality, reproductive technologies, and sexual identities, the book opens multiple possibilities for how ‘Asia as method’ can shine new light on persistent theoretical questions from biopower to biocitizenship.” —Ruth Rogaski, Vanderbilt University

Contemporary Southeast Asia

the East and South China seas have always connected the littoral lands of South
, Southeast and Northeast Asia ... JOHN MILLER is a retired U . S . State
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A Reader in the History Culture and Politics of Modern East Asia

Students are then provided with a Glossary of terms and concepts. A Reader in the History, Culture, and Politics of Modern East Asia is an excellent resource for undergraduate courses in political science and Asian studies.

Author: Pamela A. Mason

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781516581252

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A Reader in the History, Culture, and Politics of Modern East Asia presents readings that encourage students to explore issues related to modernization, nationalism, the state, and national identity in China, Japan, and Korea. The reader's Introduction examines the "Washington Consensus" and its competitors, and the 21st century shift in global economic power from the Anglo-American West to China. Each of the three parts that follow is focused on a particular country. Part I explores the Chinese concept of tianxia through interpretation of the hit 2002 movie, Hero; China's household registration (hukou) system and its impacts upon migrant children in Chinese cities; and continuity and change in East Asian patterns of marriage and family. Part II examines aspects of Japanese modernization, nationalism, and state-building from the Meiji era to the present; contemporary challenges at the national level; and the vitality of local politics in this unitary state. Part III considers Korea's and China's movement from "tribute" to "treaty" relations in the 19th century; the development of Korean national identity through sport from the colonial era to 1988; changing South Korean perceptions of North Korean immigrants; and competing models of North Korea as a state. The Conclusion offers a diplomat's overview of the politics of history in East Asia. Students are then provided with a Glossary of terms and concepts. A Reader in the History, Culture, and Politics of Modern East Asia is an excellent resource for undergraduate courses in political science and Asian studies.