... which nevertheless sold well throughout China and other East Asian countries, particularly Japan and Korea. ... The broad cultural, historical, and geographical scope of the Jianyang book trade suggests that the findings of this ...
Author: Cynthia Brokaw
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The history of the book in East Asia is closely linked to problems of language and script, problems which have also had a profound impact on the technology of printing and on the social and intellectual impact of print in this area. This volume contains key readings on the history of printed books and manuscripts in China, Korea and Japan and includes an introduction which provides an overview of the history of the book in East Asia and sets the readings in their context.
Cynthia Brokaw is Professor of History at Brown University, the author of Commerce in Culture: The Sibao Book Trade in the ... of Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China (2005) and The History of the Book in East Asia (2013).
Author: Joseph P. McDermott
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
This volume provides the first comparative survey of the relations between the two most active book worlds in Eurasia between 1450 and 1850. Prominent scholars in book history explore different approaches to publishing, printing, and book culture. They discuss the extent of technology transfer and book distribution between the two regions and show how much book historians of East Asia and Europe can learn from one another by raising new questions, exploring remarkable similarities and differences in these regions’ production, distribution, and consumption of books. The chapters in turn show different ways of writing transnational comparative history. Whereas recent problems confronting research on European books can instruct researchers on East Asian book production, so can the privileged role of noncommercial publications in the East Asian textual record highlight for historians of the European book the singular contribution of commercial printing and market demands to the making of the European printed record. Likewise, although production growth was accompanied in both regions by a wider distribution of books, woodblock technology’s simplicity and mobility allowed for a shift in China of its production and distribution sites farther down the hierarchy of urban sites than was common in Europe. And, the different demands and consumption practices within these two regions’ expanding markets led to different genre preferences and uses as well as to the growth of distinctive female readerships. A substantial introduction pulls the work together and the volume ends with an essay that considers how these historical developments shape the present book worlds of Eurasia. “This splendid volume offers expert new insight into the ways of producing, financing, distributing, and reading printed books in early modern Europe and East Asia. This is comparative history at its best, which leaves us with a better understanding of each context and of the challenges common to book cultures across space and time.” —Ann Blair, author of Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age and professor of history, Harvard University “This engrossing account of the history of the book by leading specialists on the European and East Asian publishing worlds takes stock of what we know—and how much we still need to know—about the places that books had in the lives of our early modern forebears. Each chapter is masterful state-of-the-field coverage of its subject, and together they set a new standard for future studies of the book, East and West.” —Timothy Brook, author of The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties
Throughout his distinguished career, Rhoads Murphey has advocated an appreciation of the rich and unique aspects of Asian history, making his text an unparalleled success.
Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Throughout his distinguished career, Rhoads Murphey has advocated an appreciation of the rich and unique aspects of Asian history, making his text an unparalleled success. Spanning the histories of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and parts of Southeast Asia, East Asia: A New History furthers students' knowledge by covering a breadth of topics, including everyday life, the environment, and women in Asian history. Book jacket.
"Drawing on work in a range of disciplines-including history, anthropology, demography, development, environmental studies, political studies, health, sociology and the arts-this work approaches East Asia from new perspectives.The book ...
Author: Frank N. Pieke
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"Drawing on work in a range of disciplines-including history, anthropology, demography, development, environmental studies, political studies, health, sociology and the arts-this work approaches East Asia from new perspectives.The book looks at contemporary Japan and Korea and focuses on many facets of Chinese culture, artistic production, economic development, digital issues, education and international collaboration" -
This book, the “New History of East Asia”, is a result of these efforts. Its key message is that, while some differences might remain, a common broad understanding regarding the history of East Asia between countries, but also between ...
Author: Eckhardt Fuchs
Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH
For decades, historians and societal forces have campaigned for rapprochement, reconciliation and dialogue between East Asian nations. This book is a result of these efforts. Debates regarding the interpretation of the modern history of East Asia continue to affect bilateral relations between the states of the region. History education has become a particularly controversial issue in this context. This book’s main message is that a common understanding regarding the history of East Asia is possible, even though some differences remain. It is not only a major contribution to reconciliation in the region, but as the first textbook on the history of East Asia written collaboratively by scholars from three East Asian countries, it is also highly recommended for use in an anglophone teaching environment. The authors are a group of historians, teachers and concerned citizens from China, Japan and South Korea.
The Book Deals With All Aspects Of The History Of South-East Asia In Detail In Different Phases Of National Movements In The Respective South-East Asian Countries. In This Book The Events Have Been Recorded In Chronological Order.
Author: N. Jayapalan
Category: Southeast Asia
The Book Deals With All Aspects Of The History Of South-East Asia In Detail In Different Phases Of National Movements In The Respective South-East Asian Countries. In This Book The Events Have Been Recorded In Chronological Order. In The First Four Chapters The Cultural Influences Of India, China, And Islam Over The Countries Have Been Given In A Graphic Manner. In The Subsequent Chapters The Early Periods Of History, The Western Impact And The Principal Historical Places And Parties With Their Aims And Achievements Have Been Narrated With Great Care And In Lucid Style. In The Last Chapter The Role Of South-East Asia In World Politics Has Been Traced In A Simple Manner So As To Meet The Requirements Of The Readers.
East Asia is now the world's economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of ... This book examines how Korean historians from North and South exchange ideas about national history, ...
Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki
Despite East Asia's economic growth, ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region. Unhappy legacies of Japan's military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies, while conflicts over ownership of cultural heritage cause friction between China and Korea, and no peace treaty has ever been signed to conclude the Korean War. For over a decade, the region's governments and non-government groups have sought to confront the ghosts of the past, and focusing particularly on popular culture and grassroots action, East Asia beyond the History Wars explores these East Asian approaches to historical reconciliation.
book as a whole could not overcome nationalist interpretations and failed in presenting a well-integrated regional history of East Asia. As Professor Kim Song-bo writes in his introductory essay,17 the authors have already noticed these ...
Author: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Category: Social Science
This collection of essays by leading scholars from Japan, China, South Korea, and the United States examines how and why bitter historical memories have resurfaced in recent years as freshly virulent and contentious issues between Japan and its neighbors—especially China and South Korea. Moreover, it seeks to identify what set of conditions and what sequence of measures will enable these modern nations to manage, palliate, and exorcise the wrongs of the past in a spirit of reconciliation, so that the dangerous growth of nationalist resentments and revanchism can be checked. Comfort women ... the Yasukuni Shrine ... the history textbook controversies ... The single sorest issue confronting East Asia today is the growing animosity and conflict between Japan and its neighbors—especially China and South Korea—over their respective and collective memories of Japan's pre-1945 militaristic aggression, oppression, and atrocities. Even as East Asia has established itself as one of the most vibrant economic regions of the world, the strident nationalisms that have emerged here in the post-Cold War period have exacerbated historical grievances and heightened the international tensions that separate Japan from China and South Korea, blocking the development of an international system based on comity and cooperation.