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East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History

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Designed for the East Asian history course, these texts feature the latest scholarship on the region and offer a range of cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history. Coverage is balanced among East Asian regions, with approximately 20 percent of the complete volume focused on Korea, an area that has become increasingly important in East Asian courses and in wo ...more
Paperback, 652 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Houghton Mifflin
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Timothy Riley
Nov 18, 2012 Timothy Riley rated it liked it
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The First few chapters were great on the pre-history and origins of the people of East Asia. The last few chapters were also great as they focused on 20th century asian history, not very frequently taught in high school history classes. In the post-war period as the Americans landed some troops in Korea, instead of denouncing those koreans who had collaborated with the Japanese they placed them in powerful positions in government. Contrast that with how they treated those Koreans who had fought ...more
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This is for a class I'm taking through The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia. I feel like a student again! :)
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Patricia Buckley Ebrey (born March 7, 1947) is an American historian specializing in cultural and gender issues during the Chinese Song Dynasty. Ebrey obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1968 and her Masters and PhD from Columbia University in 1970 and 1975, respectively. Upon receiving her PhD, Ebrey was hired as visiting assistant professor at University of Illinois a ...more
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