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Pacific Century

The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia

Mark Borthwick


Fourth Edition

In cooperation with the East-West Center




2014 Westview Press
Trade Paperback · 587 Pages
ISBN 978-0-8133-4667-0

Faculty may order examination copies of Pacific Century by contacting Hachette Book Group.  



"A superb overview of the history, politics, and international relations of East Asia. The book meets a long-standing need for undergraduate courses."

- Allen S. Whiting.  University of Arizona


"Readable, yet sophisticated and provocative in scope and issues raised, Pacific Century is an excellent textbook."

- Hugh Patrick, Columbia University


"A tour de force...A multidimensional panorama of the vast, diverse, and dynamic Asia Pacific...{A} unique, information-jammed resource for anyone interested in the Pacific -- and everyone should be."

 - Senator Adlai E. Stevenson, III


"Borthwick's narrative is effective and quite readable, especially given the immense amount of material covered."

- Journal of Asian Business



Review (1st Edition) by Terutomo Ozawa

The Journal of Asian Studies
Vol. 52, No. 2 (May, 1993), pp. 512-521
(review of telecourse package)


Tapes and DVDs of The Pacific Century telecourse on no longer commercially available. 

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