Designed to stand on its own, or to accompany the seventh edition of D. R. SarDesai's Southeast Asia: Past and Present, this updated reader includes classic and recent works on the history of Southeast Asia. SarDesai has selected literary and historical writings that address crucial controversies in the region of Southeast Asia. The readings are organized in four sections (Cultural Heritage, Colonial Interlude, Nationalist Response, and the Fruits of Freedom) and cover the entire range of Southeast Asian history from ancient to contemporary times. Geographically, the book includes Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.The revised second edition retains the most popular readings from the first edition, while replacing some of the historical chapters, updating the contemporary and recent coverage, and adding new readings to pertinent subject areas. Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings provides valuable context and critical background to events of this region.
PART I: CULTURAL HERITAGE 1. The "Indianization" of Southeast Asia, Ian W. Mabbett 2. Foreign Influences and the Vietnamese Cultural Core, John K. Whitmore 3. State and Kingship in Southeast Asia, Robert Heine-Geldern 4. The Trung Sisters in the Literature of Later Centuries, Keith Weller Taylor 5. Some Travelers from China in Southeast Asia, Fa-hsien, Chau Ju-kua, and Marco Polo 6. Interstate Relations in Java, Pararaton 7. Protocol at the Malaccan Court, Sejarah Melayu PART II: THE COLONIAL INTERLUDE 8. The Position of the Native Regents, Bertrand Johannes Shrieke 9. The Philippines Before the Spanish Conquest, Miguel de Loarca 10. The Hispanization of the Philippines, John Leddy Phelan 11. Javanese Aristocracy and the Dutch, Raden Adjeng Kartini PART III: NATIONALIST RESPONSE 12. Mi Ultimo Adios, Jose Rizal 13. Theses on Nationalism and Colonialism, V. I. Lenin 14. Vietnam's Declaration of Independence, Ho Chi Minh 15. Indonesian Independence and Pancasila, Sukarno 16. Burma Under the Japanese, U Nu 17. Indonesian Nationalists and the Japanese, Elly Touwen-Bouwsma 18. Decolonization in Malaya, 1942--1952, A. J. Stockwell PART IV: FRUITS OF FREEDOM 19. The Birth of the NLF, Truong Nhu Tang 20. The United States in Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson 21. Wawasan or Vision 2020: The Way Forward, Mahathir Mohammad 22. Malaysia on Track for 2020 Vision, Mahathir Mohammad 23. ASEAN Vision 2020, ASEAN Secretariat 24. Pol Pot's Rise to Power, Ben Kiernan 25. Freedom from Fear, Aung San Suu Kyi 26. Islam in Southeast Asia, Greg Fealy A Select Bibliography Chronological Chart