This book gives an overview of all of Asian history from the eastern borders of Europe to the Pacific and from the birth of civilization to the present. It provides a broad framework and flexible method for thinking about the history of the people of Asia.
1. The Birth of Civilization in Asia/10,000 B.C. to 1000 B.C. 2. The Political Organization of Civilized Societies/2334 B.C. to 400 B.C. 3. The Crisis and Ethical Protest in the Mid-First Millennium B.C.1600 B.C to 450 B.C. 4. The Rise of Universal Empires during the First Millennium B.C./539 B.C. to 9 A.D. 5. The Persistence of Empire in the Face of Change/350 B.C. to 650 A.D. 6. The Rise of Universal Religions/300 to 900 A.D. 7. The Regional Fragmentation of Civilizations/750 to 1500 A.D. 8. Eurasian Integration under Central Asian Dominance/1100 to 1500 A.D. 9. Early Modern Empires in Asia/1350 to 1850