The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia
Edited by Geoffrey Wade
Routledge – 2014 – 256 pages
It is crucial to an understanding of the modern world that the evolution of Asian polities be explored not only in terms of political systems, but also in terms of how their territories expanded. This book is path-breaking in that it analyses Asian historical experiences of polity expansion, examining the motives, mechanisms and justifications for territorial expansion by Asian polities from premodern times.
1 Introduction: “Asian Expansions”, Geoff Wade 2 Why Do Empires Expand?, Peter C. Perdue 3 Asian States and Overseas Expansion, 1500–1700, Tonio Andrade 4. “When Invading Deeply; Plunder!” Justifications for Conquest and Expansion in the Chinese, Classics Andrew R. Wilson 5 The “Native Office” System, Geoff Wade 6 The Economic Expansionism and Ideology of Tokugawa Japan and its Peripheries, Kayoko Fujita 7 The Mainland and the World Beyond, Victor Lieberman 8 The Thirteenth Province, John K. Whitmore 9 The Vietnamese Empire and Its Expansion, MOMOKI Shiro 10 Siamese State Expansion in the Thonburi and Early Bangkok Periods, Junko KOIZUMI 11 Politics of Integration and Cultures of Resistance, Jacques P. Leider
Geoffrey Wade is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.