The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future

by Milton Osborne


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The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future by Milton Osborne

A compelling, lively narrative history of the peoples and cultures of the great river of Southeast Asia, The Mekong spans two thousand years—from the dawn of civilization on the Mekong Delta to the political and environmental challenges the region faces today. Beginning with the rise of ancient seafaring civilizations at Oc Eco and moving on to the glory of the Cambodian empire in the first millennium, through European colonization and the struggle for independence in the twentieth century, Osborne traces the history of the region that comprises the modern nations of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma, and China. Vibrant, insightful, and eminently readable, The Mekong is a rousing history of a dynamic region that has fascinated readers the world over.

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ISBN-13: 9780756766740
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 295

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