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ISBN:
052173164X
Author:
Charles Holcombe
Category:
Humanities
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (November 8, 2010)
Pages:
456 pages
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Charles Holcombes’ A History of East Asia is a great book. I will admit that when I read the opening chapter (from a sample copy), I almost decided against purchasing the book. Holcombe states that World War II began in 1937.

Charles Holcombes’ A History of East Asia is a great book. For those familiar with this event, the date conflicts with virtually every Western history book. But after speaking with a few Chinese and Korean acquaintances, I was informed that the date is correct from the perspective of East Asian history.

Charles Holcombe begins by asking the question 'what is East Asia?' In the modern age, many of the .

Charles Holcombe begins by asking the question 'what is East Asia?' In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics or globalization. Yet, as an ancient civilization, the region had both an historical and cultural coherence.

A History of East Asia book. Yet, as an ancient civilization, the region had both an historical and Charles Holcombe begins his extraordinarily ambitious book by asking the question "What is East Asia?" In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, and Korea - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics, or globalization.

Charles Holcombe is Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa. His publications include The Genesis of East Asia, 221 BC-AD 907 (2001) and In the Shadow of the Han: Literati Thought and Society at the Start of the Southern Dynasties (1994).

Charles Holcombe’s A History of East Asia is a fine addition to the corpus of textbooks on East Asian history and civilizations

Charles Holcombe’s A History of East Asia is a fine addition to the corpus of textbooks on East Asian history and civilizations. Holcombe addresses both larger global connections and local differ- ences, while presenting a relatively integrated history of East Asia as a whole (pp. 3–4). What sets this work apart is its unusual emphasis on the period of Middle Antiquity (third–tenth centuries . This focus is not surprising, given Holcombe’s own expertise in China’s early medieval period, and is a welcome feature

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Charles Holcombe has given instructors of East Asian history courses and world history teachers a welcome gift: his book, A History of East Asia. This volume is packed with both information and insights. He is particularly adept at showing how interactions between China, Japan, and Korea shaped the East Asian world. The book’s primary limitation is that it is much weaker in describing East Asia’s ties with other.

Charles Holcombe begins his extraordinarily ambitious book by asking the question "What is East Asia?" In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, and Korea - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics, o. .

Charles Holcombe begins his extraordinarily ambitious book by asking the question "What is East Asia?" In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, and Korea - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics, or globalization.

Charles Holcombe is an experienced and sure-footed guide who encapsulates,in a.

Charles Holcombe is an experienced and sure-footed guide who encapsulates,in a fast-moving and colorful narrative, the vicissitudes and glories of one of the greatest civilizationson earth. ly/1dzl5LkBarron's AP World History, John McCannon, Jan 1, 2008, History, 540 pages. History of strategic,political, social and economic developments in eastern Asia from the 16th century to the present,designed for both the undergraduate and the general The Cruise of HMS Calliope in China, Australian and East African Waters, 1887-1890, ArthurCornwallis Evans, Apr 26, 2012, History, 170 pages.

Charles Holcombe is Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa D. 907 (2001) and In the Shadow of the Han: Literati Thought and Society at the Start of the Southern Dynasties (1994). Felülvizsgálati irányelvek.

Charles Holcombe begins his extraordinarily ambitious book by asking the question "What is East Asia?" In the modern age, many of the features that made the region - now defined as including China, Japan, and Korea - distinct have been submerged by the effects of revolution, politics, or globalization. Yet, as an ancient civilization, the region had both an historical and cultural coherence. It shared, for example, a Confucian heritage, some common approaches to Buddhism, a writing system that is deeply imbued with ideas and meaning, and many political and institutional traditions. This shared past and the interconnections among three distinct, yet related societies are at the heart of this book, which traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the early twenty-first century. Charles Holcombe is an experienced and sure-footed guide who encapsulates, in a fast-moving and colorful narrative, the vicissitudes and glories of one of the greatest civilizations on earth.
  • Dianazius
Charles Holcombes’ “A History of East Asia” is a great book.

I will admit that when I read the opening chapter (from a sample copy), I almost decided against purchasing the book. Holcombe states that World War II began in 1937. For those familiar with this event, the date conflicts with virtually every Western history book. Thus, the last thing I wanted to do was buy a history book containing erroneous information. But after speaking with a few Chinese and Korean acquaintances, I was informed that the date is correct from the perspective of East Asian history. What would progress into a world war (World War II) involved Asia before it significantly involved Europe or the U.S. In other words, the book is written from the East Asian perspective, yet through a Westerner’s vantage point. In any case, I’m very glad I purchased the book. It is one of the best history books I’ve read.

The book is well-written. The major events are written in an entertaining style, and the cultural discussions were both informative and interesting. I especially liked the fact that a decent portion of the book was devoted to pre-modern times; most history books on Asia by Western authors focus too much attention on Asia after contact with the West. The book also discusses some of the ancient innovations and early political developments in China (and the East Asian region), and gives some insight (albeit, brief) into why China lagged behind the West after becoming the most advanced empire. Of course, like most history books that tackle a large geographic region over a considerable timespan, some of the details are lost. Nonetheless, I haven’t come across many history books that managed to hold my attention from beginning to end like this book.

It’s important to mention that the book is about East Asia, which the author defines as China, Korea, and Japan. This seems to be the common understanding of East Asia (sometimes called North East Asia) in the West – distinguished from Southeast Asia, South Asia, or Northern Asia. In addition, Holcombe limits East Asia to these three nations because these nations are defined by a common underlying historical culture; Korea and Japan adapted much of their cultural values, attitudes, customs, and early institutions from China. While China certainly influenced other Asian societies, such as Vietnam and Southeast Asia generally, these other nations are not the focus of this book.

In summary, if you are interested in the history of East Asia, this is a good introduction. I highly recommend this book.
  • Nahelm
For quite some time, I have been looking for a History of Asia that compares to the History of Western Civilization that I studied in college.
This book defines 'East Asia' as China, the Korean peninsula, and Japan.
It presents separate narratives for these three 'countries', as they coalesced.

At the end of each Chapter is a list of links to more detailed sources.

For someone wanting an overview, or for scholars wanting a 'base' for their studies, this is the book to read.
  • Lavivan
The books is informative, but not so dense that a newcomer to the subject is overwhelmed. After years of studying European, North African and Middle Eastern history I thought it would be good to get an understanding of East Asia; this book is easily the best for accomplishing that goal. It is surprisingly accessible.

For those buying the Kindle Edition, though Kindles rarely display maps well, this book was less challenging than most. If the user switches the Kindle display sideways, the maps are actually quite legible.
  • Narim
Offers a streamlined overview of East Asian history- which the author defines as history of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Singapore (countries influenced by common cultural elements such as Confucianism). I like this book b/c the tone is professional and unassuming, the pace is brisk (but not rushed) and the author continually lists books for further reading in case there’s a particular era or subject the reader wants more in depth knowledge about. The content has an academic quality to it yet is easy to read.
  • Dream
This is great to understand these countries. Their philosophy, culture, and relationship are tangled with each other. This book tells three contries' histories paralleled in the each periods, which was very helpful. And this author may understand the essential philosophies, confucinism and buddism, very well. I love to recommand this book to anyone who wants to know the past and the present of these countries!
  • Onaxan
History books have a lot of information and are sometimes hard to read. This one is pretty clear and tells you the story in a very straight forward way. I took a class and this was my textbook. I still have it and read it once in a while.
  • Ximinon
Comprehensive cultural history to provide greater understanding of not only what divides nations but what also unites them.
Quicker delivery than expected and great price compared to new. Unlike some textbooks, doesn't appear to be updated every year.