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Southeast Asia : an introductory history.

Author: Milton Osborne
Publisher: St Leonards : Allen and Unwin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The fifth edition of the introduction for travellers, students and others, interested in the history and culture of this region. Changes to the region since the 18th century include a focus on the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Osborne
ISBN: 1864484799 9781864484793
OCLC Number: 470161273
Description: v. ; In-8 °
Contents: What is Southeast Asia?; the "classical" background to modern Southeast Asian history; courts, kings and peasants - Southeast Asia before the European impact; minorities and slaves - the outsiders in traditional Southeast Asia; the European advance and challenge; economic transformation; the Asian immigrants in Southeast Asia; the years of illusion - Southeast Asia between the wars, 1918-1941; the Second World War in Southeast Asia; revolution and revolt - Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaya and the Philippines; other paths to independence; independent Southeast Asia; Southeast Asia's modern history; discovering Southeast Asia through art and literature; postscript - a perspective from 1994; suggested readings; time chart of modern Southeast Asian history.
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