Western Power In Asia: Its Slow Rise And Swift Fall, 1415-1999


by Cotterell, Arthur

Western Power In Asia: Its Slow Rise And Swift Fall, 1415-1999

Price:  US$29.11   (SGD40.43*)
Format:  Paper Back, 455 pages
Published:  2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780470824894
SB#:  049050 (101)

About This Book

This is a very readable account of a vast subject - the advent and decline of Western power in Asia. Of course the single volume has to be selective, and doubtless also controversial, as it speeds through the centuries 1415-1999. The gradual establishment of trading posts, colonies and empires by Holland, Spain, Portugal, Britain, France and later the US is traced as it spread throughout Asia until in the 20th century, when changed ideas and patterns of power including impacts of WWII brought about fundamental restructuring, which culminated in the 1999 Handover of Hong Kong. With black-and-white illustrations, chronology, bibliography and index.


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