Southeast Asia A Concise History

ISBN-10: 0500283036
ISBN-13: 9780500283035
Edition: 2001
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Description: Mary Somers Heidhues guides the reader through the history of Southeast Asia from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the late 20th century - from the Dongson bronze drums of the 1st millennium BC to the emergence of high-tech tiger economies.

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Mary Somers Heidhues guides the reader through the history of Southeast Asia from the earliest prehistoric peoples to the late 20th century - from the Dongson bronze drums of the 1st millennium BC to the emergence of high-tech tiger economies.

Introduction
Southeast Asia Today
Southeast Asian Histories
Note on Spellings
Waterways: From Early Settlements to the First Maritime Kingdoms
Evidence From Prehistory
Southeast Asians
Farming and Metalworking
Early States and Indian Influences
Funan
Champa
Srivijaya
Waterways, Settlements and Trade
Temples and Rice: Land-Based Kingdoms
Southeast Asian Kingship
Kingship and Display
Angkor and Cambodia
Early Javanese Kingdoms
Borobudur
Prambanan
Eastern Java
Majapahit
Pagan and Burma
A Tai Century
Ayudhya
The Indian Legacy
Multiplicity of Beliefs: The Religions of Southeast Asia
Hinduism
Buddhism
Theravada Buddhism
Confucianism
Taoism
Islam
Christianity
Messianic and Millenarian Beliefs
Southeast Asia as a Crossroads: Relations with China and European Advances
Chinese Influence
China's Special Relationship with Vietnam
European Contacts and Early Colonization
Colonization by Trade: The VOC
Dutch Territorial Conquests in Java
The Expansion of European Control
Britain
French Indochina
USA
Consolidation of Independence in Siam
New Directions, New Elites: The Colonial Map of Southeast Asia
Agricultural Change and Population Growth
Mines, Plantations and Immigrant Labour
Early Resistance
The Beginnings of Nationalism
Social Change: Education, Language and Literacy
International Influences on the Emergence of Nationalism
Reform Movements
Marxism
Religion and Nationalism
Secular Nationalism
Violence and Transition: Occupation, Independence and Cold War
Japanese Occupation
Mobilization
Japanese-Trained Armies
Resistance
Economic and Social Disruption
The End of Japanese Occupation
The Indochina Wars
Cambodia and Laos
Independence in Other Countries
Development and Democracy: Southeast Asia in Recent Decades
Accelerated Growth
Authoritarian Rule and Economic Development
ASEAN
The Environment
Glossary
Short Bibliography
Illustration and Text Credits
Index

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