Topic: Asia

Having decided that I need to get a better grounding in the history of East and Central Asia’s major players, I just bought China: A New History, by John King Fairbank and Merle Goldman; A History of Japan, by R. H. P. Mason and J.G. Caiger; and Russia and the Russians: A History, by Geoffrey Hosking. My plan is to read about a given era in China and Japan, then read about it in Ki-Baik Lee’s A New History of Korea, thus getting an overall sense of East Asian history and a clearer understanding of what outside events Korean history is developing against. (The Russian history I can tackle later.)