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Western Power in Asia free pdf For centuries, the major powers of the West were seduced by the allure of the countries of 'the Far East'. Spices, textile, silk and tea were the staples of East-West trade. But competition between Western traders eventually caused military intervention in Asian affairs and the establishment of colonial empires. These actions have shaped the history of mankind and left a legacy that still reverberates throughout Asia. "Western Power in Asia" is a unique contribution to the understanding of present-day Asia. Essential reading for anyone interested in world history, Arthur Cotterell provides fascinating insights into five hundred extraordinary years of power and influence by the West, which disappeared spectacularly after the Second World War. The author's ability to tell both sides of the story, with the aid of contemporary illustrations as well as quotations, makes this book a tremendous resource for students of Asian history. And because the entire colonial experience is covered for the first time within a single volume, "Western Power in Asia" also provides the general reader with an unusual and invaluable perspective on East-West relations. As countries such as China and India become key players on the world stage, "Western Power in Asia" provides a timely reminder of the path that led to the present positions, while allowing a poignant opportunity to reflect on how they might in future treat their Western trading partners.

About Arthur Cotterell

Arthur Cotterell was formerly the principal of Kinston College, London. Having lived and travelled widely in Asia, he has been writing about Asian affairs for decades. In 1980 he published The First Emperor of China , whose account of Qin Shi Huangdi's remarkable reign was immediately translated into seven languages. His other works on subjects related to Western Power in Asia have also been acclaimed and translated. At present he is writing a history of Asia.

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Author : Arthur Cotterell
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 26 October 2009
ISBN : 0470824891
EAN : 9780470824894
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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