This book is concerned with Western activity in the southeast Asia and the indigenous reaction to it. It deals with the traditions of the people of Southeast Asia, traditions that, apply to both urban and rural populations. The book includes the early European intrusion in insular Southeast Asia.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Seventh Edition -- Cultural Heritage -- The Land and Its People -- Early Kingdoms in Mainland Southeast Asia -- Early Kingdoms Of Sumatra And Java -- The Rise of New States Aiyuthaya, Majapahit, and Malacca -- European Intrusion in the Indian Archipelago The Early Phase -- Mainland Southeast Asia -- Colonial Interlude -- The English and Dutch in the East Indies -- The British Role in the Malay States in the Nineteenth Century -- Pride and Paramountcy -- The French in Vietnam and Cambodia -- Thailand Remains Independent -- Nationalist Response -- Nationalist Movements in Southeast Asia -- The Filipino Urge for Freedom from Spanish and US Rule -- The Nationalist Movements -- The Nationalist Movements -- Thailand’s Constitutional Revolution -- The Nationalist Movements -- The Nationalist Movements -- Fruits of Freedom -- Independent Philippines -- Myanmar -- Thailand -- Indonesia -- East Timor -- Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei -- Nationalism and Communism in Vietnam, Cambodia, And Laos -- Vietnam and Cambodia Under Communism -- Tsunami, Cyclone, and Terrorism in Southeast Asia -- Chronological Charts -- Bibliography