Asia: A Concise History

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1997 - History - 603 pages
This introduction to modern Asia provides an analysis of how Asian nations have developed since the mid-19th century. It explains the general scope and geographic settings of the continent before exploring each nation in detail. The final chapter provides
 

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Contents

INTRODUCING ASIA
1
THE STUDY OF ASIA
7
Problems in Asian Studies
8
The United States in Asia
9
Sources in the Asian History
11
THE GEOGRAPHIC SETTING
13
South Asia
14
Southeast Asia
17
The Republic of China 1912 to 1937
262
NORTHEAST ASIA 1868 to 1937
275
Meiji Japan 1868 to 1912
278
Imperial Japan 1912 to 1937
284
CONFLICT IN ASIA 1937 to 1945
293
Japan and Southern Regions
302
ASIA SINCE 1945
311
SOUTH ASIA
313

China
21
Chinas Borders
25
China in Northern Vietnam and Korea
28
Japan
29
ASIA TO 1945
33
EARLY ASIA
35
Prehistory to AD 1206
39
Early Kingdoms and Empires 500 BC to AD 500
44
Political Fragmentation 500 to 1206
50
SOUTHEAST ASIA Prehistory to AD 1300
59
Ancient Kingdoms Prehistory to AD 600
61
Early Empires 600 to 900
66
The Golden Age 900 to 1300
69
CHINA AND CENTRAL ASIA Prehistory to AD 220
77
Ancient China Prehistory to 1122 BC
78
The Zhou Dynasty 1122 to 221 BC or 1027 to 221 BC
82
Early Empires 221 BC to AD 220
88
CHINA AND CENTRAL ASIA 220 to 1279
97
Political Unity 589 to 906
100
Division and Partial Unity 906 to 1279
108
NORTHEAST ASIA
117
Early Japan Prehistory to AD 794
121
Heian Japan 794 to 1185
127
TRADITIONAL ASIA
135
SOUTH ASIA 1206 to 1858
139
The Moguls 1526 to 1858
142
Advent of the West
146
SOUTHEAST ASIA 1300 to 1850
155
Southeast Asia and the West 1600 to 1850
162
CHINA AND CENTRAL ASIA 1279 to 1844
175
The Ming Dynasty 1368 to 1644
179
The Qing Ching Dynasty the Manchus 1644 to 1844
185
China and the West
189
NORTHEAST ASIA 1185 to 1868
195
Feudal Japan 1185 to 1603
197
Tokugawa Japan 1603 to 1868
203
MODERNIZING ASIA
213
SOUTH ASIA 1858 to 1937
217
1914 to 1937
223
SOUTHEAST ASIA 1850 to 1937
233
Insular Southeast Asia
242
CHINA AND CENTRAL ASIA 1844 to 1937
253
SOUTH ASIA
315
Pakistan
322
Bangladesh
328
Bhutan
332
Nepal
333
Afghanistan
335
Sri Lanka
337
Maldives
341
Perspective
342
SOUTHEAST ASIA
357
MAINLAND SOUTHEAST ASIA
359
Thailand
365
Indochina
370
INSULAR SOUTHEAST ASIA
401
The Philippines
408
Indonesia
419
POSTWAR SOUTHEAST ASIA SOME CONSIDERATIONS Politics
433
Economics
436
Society
439
Regionalism
442
International Affairs
445
EAST ASIA
451
THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA
453
The Mao Years 1949 to 1976
456
China After Mao Since 1976
466
CHINAS RIM LANDS
473
China Seas Island Groups
475
The Republic of China
478
Mongolia
482
The Koreas
488
JAPAN
505
Occupied Japan 1945 to 1952
506
Politics
509
Economics and Society
512
Foreign Affairs
517
SELECTED STATISTICS
529
REGIONAL GROUPS RELATING TO ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
533
A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
535
INDEX
573
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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