Milton Osborne is one of the world's pre-eminent writers on Southeast Asia, and this lively and easy to read guide is a distillation of a lifetime's knowledge and experience on the region. Essential reading for travellers.
Introduction: Where the past meets the present -- Pt. I. Southeast Asia up to the Second World War -- 1. Great cities and great empires in the 'Lands of Gold' -- 2. Courts, kings and peasants: The traditional world -- 3. Minorities and slaves: Outsiders in traditional Southeast Asia -- 4. The challenge of the West: The European advance -- 5. Economic transformation -- 6. The Asian immigrants -- 7. The years of illusion: Between the wars, 1918-41 -- 8. The Second World War in Southeast Asia -- Pt. II. Gaining independence: Common goals, individual histories -- 9. Revolution and revolt -- 10. Other paths to independence -- Pt. III. Independent Southeast Asia -- 11. Challenges of the post-colonial era -- 12. Contemporary Southeast Asia -- 13. Southeast Asia's living past -- Time chart of modern Southeast Asian history.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1