A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia"India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japanfrom the earliest of times to the present.
Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book's extensive analysis integrates the complex and diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area with an engaging and lively style of writing. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in the field of Asian history.
A text for undergraduates emphasizing social history and cultural and religious trends, and offering comparisons among the major Asian traditions and between Asia and the Western World. Chronological coverage of ancient and classical civilizations, British imperialism, revolutions, and Korea and Southeast Asia in the modern world features urban and biographical portraits, quotations from primary sources, and chapter bibliographies, plus b&w photos. This second edition contains a new chapter on Japan and increased coverage of urban history, women, and the environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)