Designed for the East Asian history course, these texts feature the latest scholarship on the region and offer a range of cultural, political, economic, and intellectual history. Coverage is balanced among East Asian regions, with approximately 20 percent of the complete volume focused on Korea, an area that has become increasingly important in East Asian courses and in world politics.Special attention is devoted to coverage of gender and material culture--themes that are reinforced through the text's pedagogical features. Color inserts illustrate the rich artistic heritage of East Asia and bolster the coverage of material culture. Patricia Buckley Ebrey brings her expertise to the China volume, while Anne Walthall lends her scholarship to the Japan volume. James Palais contributes to the Korea portion of the text. Connections sections appear throughout the text and provide an international context for the history of East Asia. Some of the topics covered include Buddhism, the Mongols, Imperialism, and World War II. Biographical sketches highlight the lives of major figures in East Asian history.Ebrey, Patricia Buckley is the author of 'East Asia A Cultural, Social, And Political History', published 2005 under ISBN 9780618133840 and ISBN 0618133844.