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Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History

Edited by: Norman G. Owen

Print publication date:  September  2013
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415587259
eBook ISBN: 9780203763117
Adobe ISBN: 9781135018788

10.4324/9780203763117
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The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of memory. The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History looks at the major themes that have developed in the study of modern Southeast Asian history since the mid-18th century.

Contributions by experts in the field are clustered under three major headings - Political History, Economic History, and Social and Cultural History – and chapters challenge the boundaries between topics and regions. Alongside the rise and fall of colonialism, topics include conflict in Southeast Asia, tropical ecology, capitalism and its discontents, the major religions of the region, gender, and ethnicity.

The Handbook provides a stimulating introduction to the most important themes within the subject area, and is an invaluable reference work for any student and researcher on Southeast Asia and Asian and World history.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Resources, Rituals, and Realms Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Colonial Intrusion Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Gradations of Colonialism in Southeast Asia’s “In-between” Places Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Colonizing Minds and Bodies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Nationalism and other Impulses of the Colonial Era Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Southeast Asia from the Japanese Occupation to Independence Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Nationalism and Post-Colonial Identity in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Cold War in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  10:  War and Peace between Nations Since 1945 Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Separatism, Civil War, and Genocide Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Authoritarianism and Democracy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Population Growth and Environmental Change Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Nature, Culture, and The Premodern Economy of Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Colonial Capitalism and Economic Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Migrant Labor and Welfare in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Contemporary Capitalism and The Rise of The “Tigers” Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Socialism and Underdevelopment in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Globalization and its Discontents in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Islam in Modern Southeast Asian History  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Modern Buddhism in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Christianity in Modern Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Gender and Sexuality in Southeast Asian History Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Finding Women in Southeast Asian History Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Ethnicity in Pre-Colonial and Colonial Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Ethnicity in Post-Colonial Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Chinese Economic Predominance in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Performance in Southeast Asian History Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Constructing Southeast Asian Pasts Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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