Southeast Asia An Introductory History
Edition: 11th 2013
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Description: Now in its 11th edition, this lively and accessible guide to Southeast Asia written by one of the world's preeminent historians of the area remains a classic in its fieldThe first edition of this one-volume introductrion to the area was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for readers interested in a tantalizingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region. Dr. Milton Osborne has been a resident, student, and fascinated observer of Southeast Asia for more than 40 years. This familiarity has resulted in a highly readable chronicle, ideal for travelers, students, and general history readers. While giving due regard to the early history of the region, Osborne concentrates on the changes that have taken place since the 18th century: the impact of colonial rule; economic transformations of the 19th and 20th centuries; the emergence and triumph of the independence movements; the impact of social change; and the pivotal roles played by religion, ethnic minorities, and immigrant groups. He also provides an introduction to the art of the region and a comprehensive guide to literature about Southeast Asia.
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 3/25/2013
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
|What is Southeast Asia?|
|The 'Classical' Background to Modern Southeast Asian History|
|Courts, Kings and Peasants: Southeast Asia Before the European Impact|
|Minorities and Slaves: The Outsiders in Traditional Southeast Asia|
|The European Advance and Challenge|
|The Asian Immigrants in Southeast Asia|
|The Years of Illusion: Southeast Asia Between the Wars, 1918-1941|
|The Second World War in Southeast Asia|
|Revolution and Revolt: Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaya and the Philippines|
|Other Paths to Independence|
|An End to Post-colonial Settlements, and Beyond I: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos|
|An End to Post-colonial Settlements, and Beyond II: Burma, Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines and the Thai Exception|
|The Challenges of Independence in Southeast Asia|
|Southeast Asia's Modern History: An Overview of the Present and the Recent Past|
|Appendix: Discovering Southeast Asia through Art and Literature|