Asia in Western and World History: A Guide for Teaching by Ainslee Thomas Embree, Carol Gluck

By Ainslee Thomas Embree, Carol Gluck

The Eighties witnessed the creation of Asia into the middle curriculum at undergraduate associations through the usa, and Asian fabrics are actually on the threshold of common wisdom in literature, historical past, and the social sciences. The Columbia venture on Asia within the middle Curriculum used to be inaugurated in 1984 less than the sponsorship of Columbia college to help this integration of Asian fabrics into the overall schooling curriculum. The undertaking, chaired by way of Wm. Theodore de Bary, Ainslie T. Embree, and Carol Gluck, has got ongoing help from the nationwide Endowment for the arts, the Henry Luce starting place, The Panasonic origin, and the U.S. division of schooling. the 3 publications are designed for college individuals who're integrating Asian fabric into normal schooling classes basically taken with the Western culture or canon. every one consultant comprises nearly 40 essays, written by means of prime experts, and every essay conforms to a standard layout that makes the courses valuable to those that are integrating those fabrics into introductory classes within the quite a few educational disciplines. The publications should be a useful source for direction training. and every may be an vital reference for school and scholars alike.

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ISBN 1-56324-264-8 (cloth : alk. paper). ISBN 1-56324-265-6 (paper: alk. paper) 1. AsiaHistory. I. Embree, Ainslie Thomas. II. Gluck, Carol, 1941- . III. Series. 48-1984. BM(c) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 BM (p) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Page v Contents Preface xi Guide to the Reader xiii Introduction Ainslie T Embree and Carol Gluck xv I. Asia in Western History Introductions Asia in Western History Ainslie T. Embree 3 The Shape of the World: Eurasia Rhoads Murphey 7 Brief Syllabus of Asia in Western History Michael Marmé 14 Asian Influences on the West Cho-yun Hsu 22 Essays The Beginnings of Contact and Interdependence: Western Asia and the West Marc Van De Mieroop 31 Interfusion of Asian and Western Cultures: Islamic Civilization and Europe to 1500 George Saliba 40 Page vi The Mongols and the West Morris Rossabi 55 Asia and the West in the New World EconomyThe Limited Thalassocracies: The Portuguese and the Dutch in Asia, 1498-1700 Derek S.

I. Embree, Ainslie Thomas. II. Gluck, Carol, 1941- . III. Series. 48-1984. BM(c) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 BM (p) 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 Page v Contents Preface xi Guide to the Reader xiii Introduction Ainslie T Embree and Carol Gluck xv I. Asia in Western History Introductions Asia in Western History Ainslie T. Embree 3 The Shape of the World: Eurasia Rhoads Murphey 7 Brief Syllabus of Asia in Western History Michael Marmé 14 Asian Influences on the West Cho-yun Hsu 22 Essays The Beginnings of Contact and Interdependence: Western Asia and the West Marc Van De Mieroop 31 Interfusion of Asian and Western Cultures: Islamic Civilization and Europe to 1500 George Saliba 40 Page vi The Mongols and the West Morris Rossabi 55 Asia and the West in the New World EconomyThe Limited Thalassocracies: The Portuguese and the Dutch in Asia, 1498-1700 Derek S.

As in later centuries of East-West trade, the Westerners found it hard to come up with goods to exchange for Asian spices, cottons, silks, porcelain, and tea, products of more highly developed cultures whose people had little interest in the often cruder Western commodities. Much of what the West imported from Asia thus had to be paid for in cash, and one finds hoards of Roman coins at many sites along the west coast of India and Sri Lanka and as far east as Malaya. Christianity was among the West's exports to India.

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