South East Asian History Products

  • The Economy of Colonial Malaya

    Administrators versus Capitalists

    By Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja

    Although colonies are often viewed as having been of crucial economic importance to Britain’s empire, those responsible for administering the colonies were often not at all interested in or supportive of commercial ventures, as this book demonstrates. Based on extensive original research, and…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

    By Clemens Six

    The intensifying conflicts between religious communities in contemporary South and Southeast Asia signify the importance of gaining a clearer understanding of how societies have historically organised and mastered their religious diversity. Based on extensive archival research in Asia, Europe, and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Status and Security in Southeast Asian State Systems

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Southeast Asia serves as an excellent case study to discuss major transformations in the relationship between states. This book looks at the changing nature of relationships between countries in Southeast Asia, as well as their relationships with other states in Asia and beyond. A diverse region…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Technological State in Indonesia

    The Co-constitution of High Technology and Authoritarian Politics

    By Sulfikar Amir

    Using a historical sociology approach, this book illustrates the formation of the technological state in Indonesia during the New Order period (1966-1998). It explores the nexus between power, high technology, development, and authoritarianism situated in the Southeast Asian context. The book…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The King and the Making of Modern Thailand

    By Antonio L. Rappa

    The making of modern Thailand is grounded in specific political institutions, Brahmanical tropes, and sacred Buddhist traditions stylized with Hindu rituals. Over and above these mysterious practices and ancient customs, modern Thailand is a product of the late Great Rama IX Bhumibol Adulyadej.…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia

    Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife

    Edited by Barak Kushner, Sherzod Muminov

    The end of Japan’s empire appeared to happen very suddenly and cleanly – but, as this book shows, it was in fact very messy, with a long period of establishing or re-establishing the postwar order. Moreover, as the authors argue, empires have afterlives, which, in the case of Japan’s empire, is not…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • People's War

    By J.L.S. Girling

    This book, first published in 1969, casts a critical eye over the problem of insurgency. The author sees insurgency not just as a matter of technique – military tactics or organizational skill – nor as the result of ‘force and fraud’, but as ‘people’s war’: the conditions in which the mass of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Behind the Myth

    Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia

    By James Clad

    For most people, the ‘economic miracle’ in Asia means Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese dynamism. Less is known about Southeast Asia, where economies grouping over 300 million people have clocked astounding growth rates since 1970. But fast growth is only part of the story. In this book, first…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49

    By Tilman Remme

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Communism and Reform in East Asia

    By David S.G. Goodman

    The West no longer regards communism in East Asia as a threat. On the contrary, because the communist party states of East Asia appear to be undergoing a process of reform directed primarily at economic modernization, it is now regarded as a potential market. The West’s attitude is reinforced by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • The Making of South East Asia

    By George Coedes

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia

    By Hidetoshi Hashimoto

    Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

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