Southeast Asia: An Introductory History

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Allen & Unwin, 2013 - History - 368 pages
Documenting the enormous changes and dramatic growth recently experienced in the region, this text considers the classical background to modern south-east Asian history, as well as the changes that have taken place in the post-war years.
 

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Contents

1 What is Southeast Asia?
1
2 The Classical Background to Modern Southeast Asian History
18
Southeast Asia Before the European Impact
40
The Outsiders in Traditional Southeast Asia
61
5 The European Advance and Challenge
70
6 Economic Transformation
93
7 The Asian Immigrants in Southeast Asia
112
Southeast Asia Between the Wars 19181941
129
11 Other Paths to Independence
203
Indonesia Vietnam Cambodia and Laos
213
Burma Malaya Singapore the Phillipines and the Thai Exception
227
14 The Challenges of Independence in Southeast Asia
246
An Overview of the Present and the Recent Past
267
Discovering Southeast Asia through Art and Literature
286
Suggested Readings
316
Timeline
340

9 The Second World War in Southeast Asia
155
Indonesia Vietnam Malaya and the Phillipines
179
Index
342
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