James A. Anderson

**Education: Ph.D., University of Washington, 1999--M.A., University of Washington, 1991--B.A., Harvard, 1986

There are 18 included publications by James A. Anderson :

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Ancient China and the Yue: Perceptions and Identities on the Southern Frontier, c.400 BCE–50 CE [book review] 2017 46 Tracking Early China's process of sinicization and describing the origins of a separate Yue identity along China's southern frontier are two very complex issues, but Erica Brindley, associate professor of Asian Studies and History at Pennsylvania Sta...
Asia for Educators (AFE) Web site 2010 1489 With the recent proliferation of Web-based secondary materials and primary source databases pertaining to Asian Studies, both researchers and instructors are now freer than ever to seek out information online. But, do these resources alone make one a...
China's Southwestern Silk Road in World History 2009 3561 As Robert Clark notes in The Global Imperative, "there is no doubt that trade networks like the Silk Road made possible the flourishing and spread of ancient civilizations to something approximating a global culture of the times."1 ...
Contested Territory: Ðien Biên Phu and the Making of Northwest Vietnam [book review] 2020 26 Contested Territory is a fascinating monograph that describes a complex picture of post–World War II local administration in Northwest Vietnam's Black River borderlands through the 1954 Ðien Biên Phu campaign and subsequent land reform and political ...
Creating a Border between China and Vietnam 2013 23 Borders and their older cousins, frontiers, receive a great deal of attention in East Asian studies these days, but such political divisions can mask the “true” relations between communities on either side of the partition. The editors of this volume...
Differentiating Ideals versus Practices in the Discussion of Confucian Influences on Chinese Parent–Child Relationships 2014 75 The primary purpose of this essay is to call for a renewed understanding of Confucianism in the discussion of Chinese parent-child relationships. Citing historical evidence, we present the evolution of Confucianism as a school of thought in China. In...
Distinguishing between China and Vietnam: three relational equilibriums in Sino-Vietnamese Relations 2013 46 Premodern Sino-Vietnamese relations may be described by three systems of engagement that I have labeled Strong China/Weak Vietnam, Weak China/Strong Vietnam, and Strong China/Strong Vietnam. These three states of interaction appear at various points,...
The Dong World: A Proposal for Analyzing the Highlands Between the Yangzi Valley and the Southeast Asian Lowlands 2017 88 We propose the concept of a Dong World, a mountainous territory lying south of the Yangzi valley and north of the lowlands of mainland Southeast Asia. In the highland valleys (dong) across this rugged terrain with its upland peoples, there emerged mu...
A History Of East Asia: From The Origins Of Civilization To The Twenty-First Century. 2011 23467 A review of the book "A History of East Asia: From the Origins of Civilization to the Twenty-First Century," by Charles Holcombe is presented.
History, Culture, and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives, 2nd Revised Edition [book review] 2002 40 The late Oliver William (O.W.) Wolters long stood at the forefront of scholarship on the early history of Southeast Asia, having helped shape the contours of this field of study. Among his writings, History, Culture, and Region in Southeast Asian Per...
Ming China and Vietnam: Negotiating Borders in Early Modern Asia [book review] 2018 43 As explored in several recent studies, the regions of modern-day China and Vietnam have been engaged in a long and complicated relationship. In Ming China and Vietnam: Negotiating Borders in Early Modern Asia, Kathlene Baldanza skillfully discusses h...
The Ming Invasion of Vietnam, 1407-1427 2020 40 In 1400 Vietnamese leader and radical reformer H? Quý Ly (ca. 1350–1410) usurped the Vietnamese throne from the declining Tr?n leadership. H? Quý Ly’s reign, although fueled by regional rivalries, managed to provoke a military response by the neighbo...
Man of Prowess or Errant Vassal: Nang Ton Phuc's 11th century Bid for Autonomy Along the Sino-Vietnamese Frontier 2002 2522 In late 1038, the Tai-speaking Sino-Vietnamese frontier chieftain Nùng Tôn Phúc (or Toàn Phúc)(? -1039) made his bid to be king.1 Tôn Phúc's grab for power was as bloody as it was sudden when in late autumn he allegedly murdered both his b...
Monumental Pride: Sino-Vietnamese Cross-border Commemorations of Nùng Trí Cao 2001 1444 Nowhere else is the 11th-century rebel Nùng Trí Cao (Hong Zhigao 儂智高) (1025? -1055?) more revered than in his own home region within Tai-speaking communities along the modern border between China's Guangxi Autonomous Regi...
Pearls and Power: Chola’s Tribute Mission to the Northern Song Court within the Maritime Silk Road Trade Network 2020 34 This paper begins with a close reading of an anecdote written in the 1070s by the Chinese scholar, Peng Cheng, a minor official of the Northern Song dynasty (960–1126). Peng’s account describes the arrival of a tribute mission from the distant South ...
[Review] China and Vietnam: The Politics of Asymmetry by Brantly Womack 2009 4693 Most scholars of Vietnam are well aware of the complex but significant relationship that rulers of this region have had throughout history with 'leaders of their larger northern neighbor, China. In his clear and insightful examination of the contours...
The Silk Road in World History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010 2011 5020 Professor Liu has written a comprehensive and engaging survey of Eurasian trade through the era of Mongol conquest in the thirteenth century. Her study is truly global; the book covers both East Asian and Mediterranean termini along the extensive co...
‘Treacherous Factions’: Shifting Frontier Alliances in the Breakdown of Sino-Vietnamese Relations on the Eve of the 1075 Border War 2008 34 Neither the Vietnamese court in Thang Long nor the Chinese court in Kaifeng could likely have imagined that the suppression of the insurgency of Nùng Trí Cao (Nong Zhigao) (1025–53) would lead to war. However, the official containment of the frontier...