This new introductory textbook provides an integrated, up-to-date introduction to the lands, people, and cultures of the non-Western world. Through a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary approach, the book focuses on critical issues of development, environment, and cultural conflicts facing most area of the non-Western world. Areas covered include China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. Each chapter focuses on one of these regions, framing within historical context the issues of geography, socioeconomics, politics, culture, environment, human rights, and gender. Illustrations and sidebar boxes augment the text.
"This book provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the lands and peoples of the non-Western world. The level of detail it provides is great and the scope of the book is broad. It fills an important gap in the available materials on the non-Western world for college-level introductory coursework in the social sciences." - David Zurick, Eastern Kentucky University