East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History
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 Harcourt (HMH)
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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
Patricia Buckley Ebrey is a professor of history at the University of Washington.More about Patricia Buckley Ebrey...