East Asia

A Documentary History (First Edition)
Written and edited by John Sagers, Mark Caprio, Stephen Udry, and Ping Yao
Paperback, 398 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63487-128-0 ©2016
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    The anthology East Asia: A Documentary History is designed to give readers a wide variety of primary source materials. The book features classic texts, diaries, treaties, editorials, and more from China, Japan, and Korea. Examination and consideration of these sources help readers develop analytical skills and reach their own conclusions about historical interpretations.

    The chapters are organized chronologically and geographically. Chapter and source introductions provide valuable background information and help to place the sources in the appropriate historical context. Study questions follow each reading and there are additional analytical questions as well as suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter.

    The primary sources in East Asia: A Documentary History are free to speak for themselves, providing insight into the political, economic, social, and cultural issues they address. The book is an excellent supplemental reader for standard narrative textbooks and is ideal for courses on East Asian history and civilization.

    John Sagers, Ph.D. is a professor of East Asian history at Linfield College. His research focuses on the political and intellectual transition from Confucianism to capitalism in modern Japan.
    Stephen Udry, Ph.D. is an associate professor of history and director of the Asian Studies Program at Carthage College. His research focuses on Manchu Shamanism in Qing dynasty China.
    Ping Yao, Ph.D. is a professor of history and director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Program at California State University, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on gender studies and the history of religion in premodern China.
    Mark Caprio, Ph.D. is a professor of intercultural communication at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. His research focuses on Korean-Japanese relations in the colonial period.
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