A New History of Southeast Asia

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Macmillan International Higher Education, 19 nov 2010 - 544 pagine
A new, comprehensive, one volume history of Southeast Asia that spans prehistory to the present. Ricklefs brings together colleagues at the National University of Singapore whose expertise covers the entire region, encompassing political, social, economic, religious and cultural history.

Opening with an account of the ethnic groups and initial cultural and social structures of Southeast Asia, the book moves through the early 'classical' states, the arrival of new global religions and the impact of non-indigenous actors. The history of early modern states and their colonial successors is followed by analysis of World War II across the region, Offering a definitive account of decolonisation and early post-colonial nation-building, the text then transports us to modern-day Southeast Asia, exploring its place in a world recovering from the financial crisis.

The distinguished author team provide an authoritative and accessible narrative, drawing upon the latest research and offering detailed guidance on further reading. A landmark contribution to the field, this is an essential text for scholars, students and anyone interested in Southeast Asia.
 

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Indice

1 Ethnic Groups Early Cultures and Social Structures
1
2 Early State Formation
18
3 Classical States at Their Height
36
4 New Global Religions and Ideas from the Thirteenth Century
69
5 The Rise of New States from the Fourteenth Century
92
6 NonIndigenous Actors Old and New
116
7 Early Modern Southeast Asian States
134
8 Colonial Communities c18001900
165
10 World War II in Southeast Asia 19421945
292
11 Regaining Independence in the Decades After 1945
318
12 Building Nations to c1990
363
13 Boom and Bust in Southeast Asia c19902008
425
14 Southeast Asia Today
461
Recommended Readings
472
Bibliography
488
Index and Glossary
517

9 Reform New Ideas and the 1930s Crisis c19001942
238

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Informazioni sull'autore (2010)

M. C. RICKLEFS is Professor of History at the National University of Singapore. He is an historian of Indonesia.

BRUCE LOCKHART is Associate Professor of History at National University of Singapore.

ALBERT LAU is Associate Professor of History at National University of Singapore.

PORTIA REYES is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore.

MAITRII AUNG-THWIN is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian/Burmese History at the National University of Singapore.

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