A history of Asia

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HarperCollins College Publishers, 1996 - History - 461 pages
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Written by a leading scholar, "A History of Asia" is the only text to cover the area known as Monsoon Asia India, China, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan from the earliest of times to the present. Its extensive analysis integrates the complex and diverse political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area with an engaging and lively style. Popular because of its scope and coverage, the fifth edition of A History of Asia contains new, boxed features that emphasize cross-cultural comparisons and expanded treatment of Southeast Asia. Additionally, a timeline and discussion questions have been added to each chapter, thereby making the book even more student friendly.

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User Review  - Lucas - Goodreads

Great book for those of us who are trying to learn about Asian history with one source. I would say that it goes into a medium depth level on the majority of monsoon Asian countries. It does not touch ... Read full review

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Reading for my Far East history class Read full review


Introduction Monsoon Asia as a Unit of Study
Prehistoric Asia
The Civilization of Ancient India

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About the author (1996)

Murphey is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, England.

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