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By Charles Holcombe

ISBN-10: 0521515955

ISBN-13: 9780521515955

ISBN-10: 052173164X

ISBN-13: 9780521731645

Charles Holcombe starts this terribly formidable publication by means of asking the query 'What is East Asia?' within the glossy age, a few of the good points that made the zone - now outlined as together with China, Japan, and Korea - exact were submerged via the results of revolution, politics or globalization. but, as an historic civilization, the zone had either an historic and cultural coherence. It shared a Confucian historical past, a few universal methods to Buddhism, a writing method that's deeply imbued with rules and which means, and plenty of political and institutional traditions. This shared prior and the interconnections between 3 specific, but similar societies are on the center of this publication, which strains the tale of East Asia from the sunrise of historical past to the twenty-first century. Charles Holcombe is an skilled consultant who encapsulates, in a fast-moving and colourful narrative, the vicissitudes and glories of 1 of the best civilizations on earth.

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