A History of Asia
Written by a leading scholar, "A History of Asia" is the only text to cover the area known as Monsoon Asia -- India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan -- from the earliest of times to the present. Its extensive analysis integrates the complex and diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area with an engaging and lively style. Popular be...more
Paperback, Fifth Edition, 494 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Longman Publishing Group
(first published February 1992)
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This book was really good in giving the reader a notion of the history of Asia, but although Murphey does a splendid job of discussion the intricate history of this most-populous of continents, the amount of information is such that the reader will almost certainly feel overwhelmed. Murphey clearly writes for an uninformed audience and thus manages to divide this great continent into several sub regions that will make keeping track of them easier. He then embarks to give a detailed and well-writ...more
Great book for those of us who are trying to learn about Asian history with one source. I would say that it goes into a medium depth level on the majority of monsoon Asian countries. It does not touch on Siberia or Australia, however it does cover the rest of the Asian countries in enough detail. Overall, I had a great time reading this book and am very please it is now part of my reference collection for future discussions and lookups.