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The East Asian cultural sphere, or the Sinosphere, consists of nations in East and Southeast Asia that were historically influenced by the Chinese culture, including literary traditions and religions

The East Asian cultural sphere, or the Sinosphere, consists of nations in East and Southeast Asia that were historically influenced by the Chinese culture, including literary traditions and religions.

East Asia, alternately Northeast Asia, is the eastern subregion of Asia, defined in both geographical and ethno-cultural terms. To the east is the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast is Micronesia (a Pacific Ocean island group, classified as part of Oceania).

His cultural sphere includes China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and areas between Mongolia and the Himalayas . The American Sinologist and historian Edwin O. Reischauer grouped China, Korea, and Japan together into a cultural sphere that he called the Sinic world. Reischauer states that this culture originated in Northern China, and compared the relationship between Northern China and East Asia to that of Greco-Roman civilization and Europe.

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Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 March 2011. Export citation Request permission. Recommend this journal. The Journal of Asian Studies.

Students of East Asia and of international history will find this book . The book is well-written. Of course, like most history books that tackle a large geographic region over a considerable timespan, some of the details are lost.

Students of East Asia and of international history will find this book essential reading. The major events are written in an entertaining style, and the cultural discussions were both informative and interesting. I especially liked the fact that a decent portion of the book was devoted to pre-modern times; most history books on Asia by Western authors focus too much attention on Asia after contact with the West.

East Asia: China, Japan, Korea & Vietnam: Geography of a Cultural Region. This book is aimed to analyze the effect of China, Japan and Korea's trade strategy on ASEAN countries. November 1972 · The Journal of Asian Studies. As closer economic ties between countries in the area have greatly expanded in the last decade, economic regionalization in East Asia has proceeded in a much more dynamic fashion while creating building blocks for economic integration.

East Asia: A Cultural, Social, and Political History. A New History of Korea. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1984. Modern China: The Fall and Rise of a Great Power. New York: Ecco, 2008. chapter 4. work hours. Boston and New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 2009. Immanuel C. Y. Hsu. The Rise of Modern China. Oxford University Press, 2000. Sourcebooks (some documents from which will be assigned for reading).

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