Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History

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Norman G. Owen
Routledge, Apr 23, 2014 - History - 376 pages
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The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of memory. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History looks at the major themes that have developed in the study of modern Southeast Asian history since the mid-18th century.

Contributions by experts in the field are clustered under three major headings - Political History, Economic History, and Social and Cultural History – and chapters challenge the boundaries between topics and regions. Alongside the rise and fall of colonialism, topics include conflict in Southeast Asia, tropical ecology, capitalism and its discontents, the major religions of the region, gender, and ethnicity.

The Handbook provides a stimulating introduction to the most important themes within the subject area, and is an invaluable reference work for any student and researcher on Southeast Asia and Asian and World history.

 

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Contents

Figures and tables
Notes on contributors
the premodern polities
boundaries and structures
Gradationsof colonialism in Southeast Asias inbetween places
Nationalism andother impulsesofthe colonialera Norman G Owen
defining
The Cold War in Southeast Asia
Migrant labor and welfare in Southeast Asia
Contemporary capitalism and the rise of the tigers
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Islam in modern Southeast Asian history
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Finding women in Southeast Asian history

War and peace between nations since 1945
conflicts within nations
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Nature
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Ethnicity inprecolonial and colonialSoutheast Asia Leonard Y Andaya
a longterm perspective
Performance in Southeast Asian history
anewretrospective Patricia Pelley
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Norman G. Owen is an Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong. His previous publications include Prosperity without Progress: Manila Hemp and Material Life in the Colonial Philippines (1984) and The Bikol Blend (1999), and he edited The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History (2005).

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