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By Charles Holcombe

Charles Holcombe starts off this terribly bold e-book by way of asking the query 'What is East Asia?' within the glossy age, the various beneficial properties that made the quarter - now outlined as together with China, Japan, and Korea - certain were submerged via the results of revolution, politics or globalization. but, as an old civilization, the sector had either an historic and cultural coherence. It shared a Confucian history, a few universal methods to Buddhism, a writing process that's deeply imbued with principles and that means, and plenty of political and institutional traditions. This shared previous and the interconnections between 3 designated, but similar societies are on the middle of this publication, which lines the tale of East Asia from the sunrise of heritage 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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