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The Asians~Their Heritage and Their Destiny 3rd Edition
The AsiansTheir Heritage and Their Destiny 3rd Edition Author:Paul Thomas Welty This is the second revision (third edition) of The Asians since the book was originally published in 1963. More than a third of the material presented on the Cultural Revolution and Red Guard movement in Communist China, economic and industrial advances in Japan, the latest developments in North and South Korea, the Vietnamese Peace Conference ... more »and President Nixon's remarks on United States objectives and intentions in Vietnam.
Covering the part of Asia that stretches from Pakistan on the west to Japan on the east, The Asians sketches the landscape in which the Asian people live and work; discusses Asian ideals, ideologies, and religions; and explores the central aspects of Asian social life (caste, family organization, economic growth (modernization, aspirations), and politics (nationalism, communism, democracy). The author thus provides the foundation for a realistic understanding of Asia and its people, uncomplicated by the stereotypes and misconceptions that often prevent the Westerner from comprehending the Asian.
Among the many virtues of this book is its lucid style. Even in its accounts of complex systems of religion and social philosophy it holds to clear and simple language. As an introduction to the study of Asia in its manifold aspects, it provides the reader with a firm foundation for later research in specialized fields.« less