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Southeast Asia : past and present

Author: D R SarDesai
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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A balanced, readable account of Southeast Asia from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D R SarDesai
ISBN: 9780813344348 0813344344
OCLC Number: 318100487
Notes: Previous ed. entitled as Southeast Asia, past & present. 2003.
Description: x, 446 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one : Cultural heritage. The land and its people --
Early kingdoms in mainland Southeast Asia --
Early kingdoms of Sumatra and Java --
The rise of new states : Ayuthaya, Majapahit, and Malacca --
European intrusion in the Indian archipelago : the early phase --
Mainland Southeast Asia : the consolidations of Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam --
Part two : Colonial interlude. The English and Dutch in the East Indies --
The British role in the Malay States in the nineteenth century --
Pride and paramountcy : Anglo-Burmese relations in the nineteenth century --
The French in Vietnam and Cambodia --
Thailand remains independent. Part three : Nationalist response. Nationalist movements in Southeast Asia : general --
The Filipino urge for freedom from Spanish and U.S. rule --
The nationalist movements : Indonesia --
The nationalist movements : Myanmar --
Thailand's constitutional revolution --
The nationalist movements : Vietnam --
The nationalist movements : Malaya, Cambodia, and Laos --
Part four : Fruits of freedom. Independent Philippines --
Myanmar : toward integration and democracy --
Thailand : independence at any price --
Indonesia : unity amid diversity --
East Timor : birth of a nation --
Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei --
Nationalism and communism in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos --
Vietnam and Cambodia under communism --
Tsunami, cyclone, avian influenza, and terrorism in Southeast Asia.
Responsibility: D.R. SarDesai.

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