East Asia: tradition and transformation
Fairbank (John King), Reischauer (Edwin O.), Craig (Albert M.)
This Page provides (where held) the Abstract of the above Book and those of all the Papers contained in it.



    The Pronunciation of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese
  1. The Setting of East Asian History – 1
    The Objectives of this Study / Land, Peoples, and Languages / China’s Geographical Setting / China’s Traditional Economy and Society
  2. Early China: The Birth of a Civilization – 17
    The Archaeological Record / Early Chinese Traditions / The Chinese Writing System / Shang Culture / The Early Chou
  3. Classic China: The Golden Age of Chinese Thought – 33
    The Later Chou / The Age of the Philosophers and the Classics / Confucianism and Taoism / Other Philosophic Schools
  4. The First Chinese Empire: The Ch’in and Han Dynasties – 55
    Ch’in Creates the Empire / Han Receives the Mandate / Han Thought and Scholarship / The Dynastic Cycle / The Later Han / The End of the First Chinese Empire
  5. The Regeneration of the Empire – 83
    The Challenge to the Chinese System / The Coming of Buddhism / The "Barbarians” Restore the Empire / The Sui and T’ang Dynasties / The Revival of Centralized Rule / The Absorption of Buddhism / The Growth of Chinese Culture
  6. The Late T’ang and Sung: The Flowering of Chinese Culture – 116
    The Transition from Classic to Early Modern China / The Late T’ang / The Sung Dynasty / The Commercial Revolution / Society and Culture / Neo-Confucianism
  7. China and the "Barbarians”: The Mongol Empire – 152
    The Society of the Steppe / The Mongol Empire / China under Mongol Rule
  8. State and Society under the Ming – 177
    Chinese "Culturalism” / Government under the Ming / Society and Culture under the Ming / Foreign Relations / The Ming Economy / The End of Ming Rule
  9. Traditional China at Its Height under the Ch’ing – 211
    The Rise of the Manchu Dynasty / Ch’ing Rule over China / Culture in Late Imperial China / The Beginning of Dynastic Decline / Early Western Contact
  10. Vietnam: A Variant of the Chinese Pattern – 258
    The Sphere of Chinese Civilization / Early Development of Vietnam / The Chinese Pattern Challenged and Reaffirmed
  11. Early Korea: The Emergence of a Chinese Type of State – 277
    The Beginnings of Korean History / The Three Kingdoms / The Silla Period Early Koryo / Later Koryo
  12. Yi Dynasty Korea: A Model Confucian Society – 300
    The Perfected Chinese Pattern / Society and Culture / Political Disruption / The Later Years of Yi Rule
  13. Early Japan: The Absorption of Chinese Civilization – 324
    The Land and People / Ancient Japanese Society / The Adoption of the Chinese Pattern / The Nara Period / The Modification of the Chinese Pattern / The Culture of the Fujiwara Period
  14. Feudal Japan: A Departure from the Chinese Pattern – 358
    The Rise of the Provincial Warrior Class / The Kamakura Period / Early Feudal Culture / The Ashikaga Period / High Feudal Society
  15. Tokugawa Japan: A Centralized Feudal State – 392
    Political Reunification / The Tokugawa Shogunate / Social and Economic Development / Tokugawa Culture / The Erosion of the Tokugawa System
  16. Invasion and Rebellion in Nineteenth-Century China – 435
    Traditional China’s Resistance to Change / Scholarship and Thought / The Collapse of the Canton System / The Opium War / Western Influence Through the Early Treaty Ports / The Rise of Rebellion / Final Establishment of the Treaty System / The Restoration of the Ch’ing Government
  17. Japan’s Response to the West – 484
    The Impact of the West / Political Ferment in Japan / The Resort to Military Force / The Creation of the New Government / Consolidating the New Regime
  18. Modernization in Meiji Japan – 513
    Economic Development / The Transformation of Society / The Creation of the Constitution / The Early Years of Constitutional / Government / The Fulfillment of the Meiji Dream
  19. China’s Response to the West – 558
    Early Westernization in Self-Defense / The Restoration of Confucian Government / The Reaction to Christian Missions / Economic Developments under the Treaty System / The Difficulties of Early Industrialization / The Slow Progress of Modernization
  20. Imperialist Encroachments on China, Vietnam, and Korea – 597
    Foreign Aggression on China’s Periphery / Vietnam’s Absorption by France Korea’s Response to the Outside World
  21. The Heyday of Imperialism in China – 619
    Power Politics Over China / The Reform Movement / The Boxer Rising / Imperialism and the Chinese Response
  22. Imperial Japan: Economy and Society – 648
    The Maturing of the Economy / Social Change / Currents of Thought
  23. Imperial Japan: Democracy and Militarism – 682
    The Growth of Parliamentary’ Influence Taisho Democracy / The Rise of Militarism Japan at War
  24. China: From Monarchy to Warlordism – 726
    The Late Ch’ing Reforms / The Revolution of 1911 / The Republic’s Decline into Warlordism
  25. The Rise and Decline of Nationalist China – 763
    The Revolution in Thought and Culture / The Background of the Nationalist Revolution / The Kuomintang’s Rise to Power / The Decade of the Nanking Government / Japan’s Aggression in China
  26. The New Japan – 808
    World War II in East Asia / The Occupation of Japan / The Economy and Society / Politics
  27. Vietnam and Korea: Colonialism and Nationalism – 862
    Colonialism in East Asia / Nationalism and Communism in Vietnam / Japanese Colonialism in Taiwan and Korea / Korea since World War II
  28. The People’s Republic in China – 887
    The Emergence of Maoism / Founding the People’s Republic / The Struggle Toward Socialism / The Cultural Revolution and After
  29. Illustration Acknowledgments – 929
    Index – 933


Houghton Mifflin, 1973, Hardback

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