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Modern East Asia: An Integrated History by Jonathan Lipman
  

Modern East Asia: An Integrated History

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Modern East Asia: An Integrated History by Jonathan Lipman

This new integrated history discusses the development of China, Japan and Korea from the dawn of the modern age to the present, bringing together the threads that tie these neighbours together and narrating clearly how they have arrived where they are on the world stage. Each chapter covers parallel political, social, economic and cultural developments in the region, beginning by setting the world context for the period and ending by tying together the developments in China, Japan and Korea, showing how they resembled and influenced each other.Boxes feature the lives of individual East Asians, adding their personal stories. By placing the histories of China, Japan and Korea in parallel, this book revolutionizes the way East Asian history is taught, providing a clear vision of both the common bonds and distinct characteristics of these three great cultures.

About the Author

Jonathan Lipman is Bok Professor of Asian Studies at Mount Holyoke College and the author of Familiar Strangers: A History of Muslims in Northwest China (1998). Barbara Molony is Chair of the Department of History at Santa Clara University and the editor of Gendering Modern Japanese History (2005). Michael Robinson is Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University and the author of Korea's Twentieth-Century Odyssey (2007).

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Publication date

1st August 2011

Author

Jonathan Lipman

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Publisher

Laurence King Publishing

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Asian history

ISBN

9781856697248

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