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By Charles Holcombe

Charles Holcombe starts this terribly bold ebook via asking the query 'What is East Asia?' within the smooth age, the various gains that made the zone - now outlined as together with China, Japan, and Korea - unique were submerged via the consequences of revolution, politics or globalization. but, as an old civilization, the area had either an ancient and cultural coherence. It shared a Confucian background, a few universal methods to Buddhism, a writing method that's deeply imbued with principles and that means, and plenty of political and institutional traditions. This shared previous and the interconnections between 3 certain, but comparable societies are on the middle of this ebook, which strains the tale of East Asia from the sunrise of historical past to the twenty-first century. Charles Holcombe is an skilled consultant who encapsulates, in a fast-moving and colourful narrative, the vicissitudes and glories of 1 of the best civilizations on earth.

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