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Nationalism in Southeast Asia

If the People Are with Us, 1st Edition

By Nicholas Tarling


288 pages

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Nationalism in Southeast Asia seeks a definition of nationalism through examining its role in the history of southeast Asia, a region rarely included in general books on the topic. By developing such a definition and testing it out, Tarling hopes at the same time to make a contribution to southeast Asian historiography and to limit its 'ghettoization'.

Tarling considers the role of nationalism in the 'nation-building' of the post-colonial phase, and its relationship both with the democratic aspirations associated with the winning of independence and with the authoritarianism of the closing decades of the 20th century.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Definitions and Chronologies 1. Definitions 2. Chronologies Part 2 Colonial States 3. Construction 4. Nationalist Movements 5. Invasion and Interregnum Part 3 Nation-States 6. Independence 7. Popular Sovereignty 8. Challenges Part 4 Historiography 9. History and Heritage Bibliographical Note Index

About the Author

Nicholas Tarling is a Fellow of the New Zealand Asia Institute, The University of Auckland.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Nationalism
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies