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The nations of Asia now make up more than half of the world"s population. With increasingly affluent, educated middle classes and vigorous, innovative industries, they are more populous and powerful than ever before, and their influence on the rest of the world is only growing. Colin Mason provides a clear, readable introduction to their history and traditions, from the Stone Age right up to the present day.

Edition Notes

StatementColin Mason
LC ClassificationsDS33 .M29 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 350 pages
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26951676M
ISBN 101137340592, 1137340606
ISBN 109781137340597, 9781137340603

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