Pacific Century The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia

ISBN-10: 0813346673
ISBN-13: 9780813346670
Edition: 4th 2014
Authors: Mark Borthwick
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List price: $81.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as the global economic and political powerhouse of the twenty-first century. Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated volume stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations. In this updated third edition, Pacific Century provides a significantly revised introduction, which places the contemporary rise of China within the context of the political, cultural and economic evolution of the region since ancient times. The text then considers more recent developments in their historical context, balancing national and international factors underlying Asia-Pacific economic growth and political change.

List of Maps
Preface to the 4th Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pacific Centuries Past and Present
Pacific Asia: Concepts, Definitions, Rationale
East Asia
Southeast Asia
Oceania
North America
Continent and Ocean: The Two Frontiers
Dynasties, Empires, and Ages of Commerce: Pacific Asia to the Nineteenth Century
QIN: The First Chinese Empire
The Han Dynasty and the Chinese Language
The Buddhist Age in Pacific Asia
The Song Dynasty and Pacific Commerce
The Mongol Empire and the Great Khan
The Ming Dynasty
The Rise of the Tokugawa Shogunate
The Qing (Manchu) Dynasty
Southeast Asia
The Lands Below the Winds by Anthony Reid
The Classical World by Milton Osborne
An "Age of Commerce" in Southeast Asia
Seaborne Barbarians: Incursions by the West
Overview
Early European Advances
Nineteenth-Century Commercial Capitalism 'in Pacific Asia
The Growing European Presence in Southeast Asia
Meiji: Japan in the Age of Imperialism
Introduction: Arrival of the Black Ships
The Meiji Restoration
Regional Dynamics: The New Japan and Its Asian Neighbors
Meiji Japan: An Assessment
Conclusion
The Rise of Nationalism and Communism
Overview
The Philippines
Philippine Nationalism to World War II
Indonesia
Social Change and Nationalism
Political Leadership
China
The New Culture Movement
Lu Xun
A Golden Age of Chinese Capitalism
Vietnam
Korea
Philip Jaisohn and the Independence Club
The New Korean Enlightenment
Japan
Maelstrom: the Pacific War and its Aftermath
Overview
Japan and the United States at War
Indonesia
The Philippines
Vietnam
The Bandung Conference in the Postwar Setting
Miracle by Design: The Postwar Resurgence of Japan
Overview
The Early Postwar Period
The Decades of Fast Growth
The 1980s: Rethinking Foreign Policy
Puzzles in the Japanese "Miracle,"
Japanese Democracy and Political Stability
The Modern Japanese Economy
The New Asian Capitalists
Overview
Developing Economies of the Asia-Pacific Region by the East-West Center
Korea's Economic Development in Historical Perspective, 1945-1990
International Factors
Internal Social and Political Factors
The Role of Culture and Timing
Crisis-Driven Reforms
Confucianism and Economic Growth
The Confucian Faces of Capitalism by Gilbert Rodman
The "Overseas" Ethnic Chinese
From "Miracle" to "Crisis,"
Power, Authority, and the Advent of Democracy
Overview
Power and Authority in Pacific Asia
Trials of Democracy in Southeast Asia
Malaysia: The Trial of Parliamentary Democracy, 1957-1969
Indonesia-. From "Democracy" to "Guided Democracy," 1950-1966
Sukarno and Guided Democracy
Descent into Chaos
Brave New Order
The Philippines: From Independence to Martial Law, 1946-1972
The Marcos Era
The Legacy of "Pork Barrel Democracy,"
Democracy in Southeast Asia
Democratization in South Korea
Democratization in Taiwan
The Status of Hong Kong
Migration and Democracy
Determinants of Democratic Change in Asia
Sentimental Imperialists: America's Cold War in Asia
Overview
Americans and the "Loss" of China
Korea: Liberation, Division, and War, 1945-1953
Vietnam and the Americans
Strategies of Containment in Asia
Reversal of Fortune: US-China Rapprochement
End of the Cold War in Asia
The Cold War Legacy and North Korea
Contrasting Visions, Shared Interests
China's Long March Toward Modernization
Overview
Four Decades of Chinese Communism: A Chronology
"The Chinese Amnesia"
Political Reforms in the 1980s
The Chinese Economic System
Postscript: Risks in the Investment Boom
Demographic and Social Change
China's Environmental Crisis
Realities and Aspirations
Mao's Revolution and Chinese Culture
The End of the Chinese Revolution
Unresolved Issues from the Deng Era
China After the Financial Crisis
Military Modernization
Internal Stability and the Rule of Law
II. Beyond the Revolution: Indonesia and Vietnam
Overview
Indonesia, 1965-1968
Vietnam, 1965-1975
Indonesia, 1968-1976
Vietnam, 1975-1990
Indonesia in Transition
Vietnam: Setback to Reform
Concluding Remarks
Siberian Salient: Russia in Pacific Asia
Editor's Introduction
Russia in Pacific Asia
Editor's Postscript
Asia's Resurgence and Its Global Implications
Overview
Japan's Role in the 1980s
China's Role in the Asia-Pacific Economy
Regional Economic Dynamics Since 2000
The Revival of East Asian Regionalism
Pacific Asia Indicators
Competition, Openness, and Globalization
Time Chart: Chronology and Geography in Pacific Asia
Representation of Foreign Words and Names
About the Book and Author
Index

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