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Southeast Asia: An Introductory History / Edition 9
     

Southeast Asia: An Introductory History / Edition 9

by Milton Osborne
 

ISBN-10: 1741144485

ISBN-13: 9781741144482

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited

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 field

The first edition of this one-volume introductrion to the area was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for readers interested in a

Overview

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 field

The 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781741144482
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations vii

Introduction xiii

1 What is Southeast Asia? 1

2 The 'Classical' Background to Modern Southeast Asian History 18

3 Courts, Kings and Peasants: Southeast Asia Before the European Impact 40

4 Minorities and Slaves: 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

8 The Years of Illusion: Southeast Asia Between the Wars, 1918-1941 129

9 The Second World War in Southeast Asia 155

10 Revolution and Revolt: Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaya and the Philippines 179

11 Other Paths to Independence 203

12 An End to Post-colonial Settlements, and Beyond I: Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos 213

13 An End to Post-colonial Settlements, and Beyond II: Burma (Myanmar), Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines and the Thai Exception 227

14 The Challenges of Independence in Southeast Asia 246

15 Southeast Asia's Modern History: An Overview of the Present and the Recent Past 267

Appendix: Discovering Southeast Asia through Art and Literature 289

Suggested Readings 320

Timeline 345

Index 347

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