Southeast Asia: Past and Present / Edition 6

Southeast Asia: Past and Present / Edition 6

by D.R. SarDesai
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813344344

ISBN-13: 9780813344348

Pub. Date: 08/03/2009

Publisher: Westview Press

Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers 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,

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Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers 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 the new introductions to each part a helpful aid in understanding the global and political implications of the events discussed. The sixth edition is also updated to include important discussions of the Asian tsunami, avian flu, ASEAN, cyclone Nargis, the monk uprising in Myanmar, the ongoing saga of the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi, as well as other recent events in southeast Asia. Conveying an Asian point of view throughout, Southeast Asia combines thematic and chronological approaches with the study of colonialism, nationalism, domestic problems, and international relations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813344348
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
1The Land and Its People3
2Early Kingdoms in Mainland Southeast Asia22
3Early Kingdoms of Sumatra and Java43
4The Rise of New States: Ayuthaya, Majapahit, and Malacca51
5European Intrusion in the Indian Archipelago: The Early Phase63
6Mainland Southeast Asia: The Consolidations of Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam74
7The English and Dutch in the East Indies87
8British Role in the Malay States in the Nineteenth Century100
9Pride and Paramountcy: Anglo-Burmese Relations in the Nineteenth Century110
10The French in Vietnam and Cambodia125
11Thailand Remains Independent133
12Nationalist Movements in Southeast Asia: General145
13Filipino Urge for Freedom from Spanish and U.S. Rule150
14The Nationalist Movements: Indonesia166
15The Nationalist Movements: Myanmar176
16Thailand's Constitutional Revolution182
17The Nationalist Movements: Vietnam187
18The Nationalist Movements: Malaya, Cambodia, and Laos196
19Independent Philippines209
20Myanmar: Toward Integration and Democracy233
21Thailand: Independence at Any Price252
22Indonesia: Unity Amid Diversity266
23Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei283
24Nationalism and Communism in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos310
25Vietnam and Cambodia Under Communism327
Chronological Charts363
Notes387
Bibliography396
Index415

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