Written by top scholars in the field, EAST ASIA: A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL HISTORY, 3E delivers a comprehensive cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history of East Asia, while focusing on the narratives and histories of China, Japan, and Korea in a larger, global context. Full color inserts on such topics as food, clothing, and art objects illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia. A range of primary source documents spotlights women's independence, students-turned-soldiers, and other stirring issues, while intriguing biographical sketches throughout highlight the lives of popular figures and ordinary people alike.
Patricia Ebrey is Williams Family Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. Ping Yao is professor of history at California State University, Los Angeles. Cong Ellen Zhang is associate professor of history at the University of Virginia. The other translators are Beverly Bossler, Timothy Davis, Alexei Kamran Ditter, Yongtao Du, Grace Fong, R. Kent Guy, Mark Halperin, Xing Hang, Martin W. Huang, Tomoyasu Iiyama, Jen-der Lee, Weijing Lu, Lance Pursey, Anna Shields, Man Xu, and Jolan Yi.