The Asian History Exposition in the Higher Education Press Version “World History (Modern History Volume)”

Jiang LAN

Abstract


This article analyzed the Asian History exposition in the “World History (Modern History Volume)”, which was the new textbook in modern history of the world pressed by the Higher Education Press in 2007 December for the history major undergraduate in Chinese university. This article had full recognition on this college textbook for an undergraduate to study modern history of the world compared to the previous college textbook for an undergraduate to study modern history of the world has great progress, and also pointed out that it had some problems. This article would list some problems associated with the Asian history in this new textbook. These problems mainly include the following aspects: historical distortion, biased discusses, contradictory formulation, different translation, and inaccurate translation, elaborated indistinct and word error etc.. This article would discuss these problems associated with the Asian history in accordance with the East Asia, West Asia, South Asia, North Asia and Southeast Asia and other regions, in order to help the mend of the “World History (Modern History Volume)”, and provide a more accurate and interesting college textbook on modern history of the world for the later undergraduate to learn and think.


Keywords


Higher education press version; World history (modern history volume); Textbook; Asian history exposition; Problems.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/5700

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