A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as “monsoon Asia” – India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia–from the earliest times to the present.
Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.
About the Author:
Rhoads Murphey was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Michigan. Professor Murphey completed his doctorate in Far Eastern History and Geography (joint degree) at Harvard University in 1950 and joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 1964. He specialized in modern Chinese history, the history of agriculture in Asia, modern Indian history, and geography.
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