The Pacific century

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  • "The Pacific Century is the story of how, from the 19th centuryonward, modern nations have emerged from the rich and varied cultures and societies of Pacific Asia. ..., this introductory area studies course provides students with an understanding of the historical and geographic context of the development of Northeast Asia (China, Japan, Korea, and the Soviet Far East) and Southeast Asia (emphasizing Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam)." -- Preview.


  • VHS format.
  • Videocassette release of the college-level telecourse first shown on PBS in 1992.


  • Pt. 1. The two coasts of China : Asia and the challenge of the West -- pt. 2. Meiji Revolution ; Meiji : Asia's response to the West -- pt. 3. From the barrel of a gun -- pt. 4. Writers and revolutionaries -- pt. 5. Reinventing Japan -- pt. 6. Inside Japan, Inc. -- pt. 7. Big business and ghost of Confucius -- pt. 8. The fight for democracy -- pt. 9. Sentimental imperialists : America in Asia -- pt. 10. The future ofthe Pacific Basin
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