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Pacific century : the emergence of modern Pacific Asia /
Mark Borthwick ; with contributions by selected scholars.
edition
4th Edition
imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, A Member of the Perseus Book Group, [2014]
description
xviii, 587 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm
ISBN
0813346673 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780813346670 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, A Member of the Perseus Book Group, [2014]
isbn
0813346673 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780813346670 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Dynasties, empires, and ages of commerce : Pacific Asia to the nineteenth century -- Seaborne barbarians : incursions by the West -- Meiji : Japan in the age of imperialism -- The rise of nationalism and communism -- Maelstrom : the Pacific War and its aftermath -- Miracle by design : the postwar resurgence of Japan -- The new Asian capitalists -- Power, authority, and the advent of democracy -- Sentimental imperialists : America's Cold War in Asia -- China's long march toward modernization -- Beyond the revolution : Indonesia and Vietnam / by Michael Williams -- Siberian salient : Russia in Pacific Asia / by John J. Stephan -- Asia's resurgence and its global implications.
catalogue key
9370346
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Mark Borthwick is director of the United States Asia Pacific Council at the East-West Center in Washington, DC, and has served on staff of the subcommittee of Asian and Pacific Affairs in the US House of Representatives. More information on this title can be found at www.pacificcentury.org/index.html.
Reviews
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"A uniquely sophisticated yet very accessible and complete review of the Asian ascendancy, spanning from ancient times to today, and enriched with bountiful commentaries by renowned specialists, Pacific Century beautifully interweaves national histories with complex regional and global trends, intelligently balancing explanations of Asia's astounding successes with honest recognition of the region's darker moments." --Richard Feinberg, Professor, University of California, San Diego, and former senior director of the National Security Council
"A uniquely sophisticated yet very accessible and complete review of the Asian ascendancy, spanning from ancient times to today, and enriched with bountiful commentaries by renowned specialists, Pacific Century beautifully interweaves national histories with complex regional and global trends, intelligently balancing explanations of Asia's astounding successes with honest recognition of the region's darker moments." -Richard Feinberg, Professor, University of California, San Diego, and former senior director of the National Security Council
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Summaries
Main Description
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 fourth 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.
Main Description
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.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. xiii
Preface to the 4th Editionp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 5
Pacific Centuries Past and Presentp. 5
Pacific Asia: Concepts, Definitions, Rationalep. 6
East Asiap. 7
Southeast Asiap. 9
Oceaniap. 10
North Americap. 11
Continent and Ocean: The Two Frontiersp. 12
Dynasties, Empires, and Ages of Commerce: Pacific Asia to the Nineteenth Centuryp. 13
QIN: The First Chinese Empirep. 13
The Han Dynasty and the Chinese Languagep. 17
The Buddhist Age in Pacific Asiap. 26
The Song Dynasty and Pacific Commercep. 31
The Mongol Empire and the Great Khanp. 34
The Ming Dynastyp. 38
The Rise of the Tokugawa Shogunatep. 44
The Qing (Manchu) Dynastyp. 47
Southeast Asiap. 51
The Lands Below the Winds by Anthony Reidp. 51
The Classical World by Milton Osbornep. 53
An "Age of Commerce" in Southeast Asiap. 66
Seaborne Barbarians: Incursions by the Westp. 73
Overviewp. 73
Early European Advancesp. 74
Nineteenth-Century Commercial Capitalism 'in Pacific Asiap. 84
The Growing European Presence in Southeast Asiap. 94
Meiji: Japan in the Age of Imperialismp. 115
Introduction: Arrival of the Black Shipsp. 115
The Meiji Restorationp. 123
Regional Dynamics: The New Japan and Its Asian Neighborsp. 136
Meiji Japan: An Assessmentp. 151
Conclusionp. 154
The Rise of Nationalism and Communismp. 157
Overviewp. 157
The Philippinesp. 159
Philippine Nationalism to World War IIp. 160
Indonesiap. 165
Social Change and Nationalismp. 165
Political Leadershipp. 167
Chinap. 168
The New Culture Movementp. 181
Lu Xunp. 183
A Golden Age of Chinese Capitalismp. 184
Vietnamp. 186
Koreap. 189
Philip Jaisohn and the Independence Clubp. 190
The New Korean Enlightenmentp. 192
Japanp. 197
Maelstrom: the Pacific War and its Aftermathp. 209
Overviewp. 209
Japan and the United States at Warp. 210
Indonesiap. 226
The Philippinesp. 229
Vietnamp. 231
The Bandung Conference in the Postwar Settingp. 233
Miracle by Design: The Postwar Resurgence of Japanp. 237
Overviewp. 237
The Early Postwar Periodp. 237
The Decades of Fast Growthp. 243
The 1980s: Rethinking Foreign Policyp. 247
Puzzles in the Japanese "Miracle,"p. 249
Japanese Democracy and Political Stabilityp. 258
The Modern Japanese Economyp. 261
The New Asian Capitalistsp. 271
Overviewp. 271
Developing Economies of the Asia-Pacific Region by the East-West Centerp. 273
Korea's Economic Development in Historical Perspective, 1945-1990p. 282
International Factorsp. 283
Internal Social and Political Factorsp. 289
The Role of Culture and Timingp. 293
Crisis-Driven Reformsp. 301
Confucianism and Economic Growthp. 301
The Confucian Faces of Capitalism by Gilbert Rodmanp. 302
The "Overseas" Ethnic Chinesep. 311
From "Miracle" to "Crisis,"p. 313
Power, Authority, and the Advent of Democracyp. 323
Overviewp. 323
Power and Authority in Pacific Asiap. 323
Trials of Democracy in Southeast Asiap. 325
Malaysia: The Trial of Parliamentary Democracy, 1957-1969p. 330
Indonesia-. From "Democracy" to "Guided Democracy," 1950-1966p. 337
Sukarno and Guided Democracyp. 337
Descent into Chaosp. 341
Brave New Orderp. 342
The Philippines: From Independence to Martial Law, 1946-1972p. 345
The Marcos Erap. 346
The Legacy of "Pork Barrel Democracy,"p. 349
Democracy in Southeast Asiap. 353
Democratization in South Koreap. 354
Democratization in Taiwanp. 362
The Status of Hong Kongp. 364
Migration and Democracyp. 365
Determinants of Democratic Change in Asiap. 365
Sentimental Imperialists: America's Cold War in Asiap. 371
Overviewp. 371
Americans and the "Loss" of Chinap. 372
Korea: Liberation, Division, and War, 1945-1953p. 382
Vietnam and the Americansp. 393
Strategies of Containment in Asiap. 398
Reversal of Fortune: US-China Rapprochementp. 404
End of the Cold War in Asiap. 406
The Cold War Legacy and North Koreap. 408
Contrasting Visions, Shared Interestsp. 410
China's Long March Toward Modernizationp. 413
Overviewp. 413
Four Decades of Chinese Communism: A Chronologyp. 415
"The Chinese Amnesia"p. 426
Political Reforms in the 1980sp. 428
The Chinese Economic Systemp. 437
Postscript: Risks in the Investment Boomp. 440
Demographic and Social Changep. 441
China's Environmental Crisisp. 448
Realities and Aspirationsp. 449
Mao's Revolution and Chinese Culturep. 451
The End of the Chinese Revolutionp. 459
Unresolved Issues from the Deng Erap. 466
China After the Financial Crisisp. 467
Military Modernizationp. 468
Internal Stability and the Rule of Lawp. 469
II. Beyond the Revolution: Indonesia and Vietnamp. 473
Overviewp. 473
Indonesia, 1965-1968p. 475
Vietnam, 1965-1975p. 479
Indonesia, 1968-1976p. 480
Vietnam, 1975-1990p. 483
Indonesia in Transitionp. 490
Vietnam: Setback to Reformp. 493
Concluding Remarksp. 494
Siberian Salient: Russia in Pacific Asiap. 501
Editor's Introductionp. 501
Russia in Pacific Asiap. 502
Editor's Postscriptp. 519
Asia's Resurgence and Its Global Implicationsp. 523
Overviewp. 523
Japan's Role in the 1980sp. 529
China's Role in the Asia-Pacific Economyp. 536
Regional Economic Dynamics Since 2000p. 539
The Revival of East Asian Regionalismp. 542
Pacific Asia Indicatorsp. 550
Competition, Openness, and Globalizationp. 558
Time Chart: Chronology and Geography in Pacific Asiap. 561
Representation of Foreign Words and Namesp. 567
About the Book and Authorp. 571
Indexp. 573
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