The East Asian World-System
Chapter East Asia – World Regional Geography
East Asia is the eastern region of Asia , which is defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms. Hong Kong and Macau, two small coastal quasi-dependent territories located in the south of China, are officially highly autonomous but are under de jure Chinese sovereignty. To the east is the Pacific Ocean and to the southeast is Micronesia a Pacific Ocean island group, classified as part of Oceania. East Asia, especially Chinese civilization , is regarded as one of the earliest cradles of civilization. Other ancient civilizations in East Asia that still exist as independent countries in the present day include the Japanese , Korean and Mongolian civilizations.
History of East Asia
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This book studies the East Asian world-system and its dynastic cycles as they were influenced by climate and demographic change, diseases, the expansion of trade, and the rise of science and technology. By studying the history of East Asia until the beginning of the 20th century and offering a comparative perspective on East Asian countries, including China, Japan and Korea, it describes the historical evolution of the East Asian world-system as being the result of good or poor management of the respective populations and environments.
This slim text somehow manages to cover essential elements of Asian history, culture, economics, and politics, and provides a plethora of extension resources that correlate to each chapter. The text itself is high-level, and some chapters and sections may not be useful in the classroom without modifications, but as a teacher resource, this text is unmatched. As with other texts in the Foundations in Global Studies series from M. Sharpe, the book is organized into two parts: a comprehensive overview and a series case studies. The text begins with a primer on the regional association of East Asian countries, some of the essential elements of East Asian culture and history that are shared across borders Confucianism, the use of Chinese characters, etc.