Southeast Asia Past and Present

ISBN-10: 0813348374
ISBN-13: 9780813348377
Edition: 7th 2013
Authors: D. R. SarDesai
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List price: $62.50
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Southeast Asia: Past and Presentoffers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to the regions and peoples of Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Readers will find insightful introductions and chronologies at the beginning of each part to aid in understanding the global and political implications of the events discussed. The seventh edition is thoroughly updated to offer coverage of current events, including the historic 2012 elections in Myanmar. Combining thematic and chronological approaches with the study of colonialism, nationalism, historical and cultural heritage, and current events,Southeast Asiamanages to convey an Asian point of view throughout.

Preface to the Seventh Edition
Cultural Heritage
The Land and Its People
Early Kingdoms in Mainland Southeast Asia
Early Kingdoms of Sumatra and Java
The Rise of New States: Ayuthaya, Majapahit, and Malacca
European Intrusion in the Indian Archipelago: The Early Phase
Mainland Southeast Asia: The Consolidations of Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam
Part One Review
Colonial Interlude
The English and Dutch in the East Indies
The British Role in the Malay States in the Nineteenth Century
Pride and Paramountcy: Anglo-Burmese Relations in the Nineteenth Century
The French in Vietnam and Cambodia
Thailand Remains Independent
Part Two Review
Nationalist Response
Nationalist Movements in Southeast Asia: General
The Filipino Urge for Freedom from Spanish and US Rule
The Nationalist Movements: Indonesia
The Nationalist Movements: Myanmar
Thailand's Constitutional Revolution
The Nationalist Movements: Vietnam
The Nationalist Movements: Malaya, Cambodia, and Laos
Part Three Review
Fruits of Freedom
Independent Philippines
Myanmar: Toward Integration and Democracy
Thailand: Independence at Any Price
Indonesia: Unity amid Diversity
East Timor: Birth of a Nation
Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei
Nationalism and Communism in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos
Vietnam and Cambodia Under Communism
Tsunami, Cyclone, and Terrorism in Southeast Asia
Part Four Review
Chronological Charts
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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