Southeast Asia in world history / Craig A. Lockard

Author(s): Lockard, Craig A
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Subjects: Southeast Asia--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
Series: The new Oxford world history
New Oxford world history
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: viii, 256 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2008029792
ISBN: 9780195338119 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0195338111 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780195160758 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0195160754 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-221) and index
Contents: The ancient roots of Southeast Asia to ca. 200 BCE --- Southeast Asians in the classical world, ca. 200 BCE-800 CE --- The kingdoms of the golden age, ca. 800-1400 --- New cultures and connections, ca. 1300-1750 --- Christians, spices, and Western expansion, 1500-1750 --- The Western winds of colonialism, 1750-1914 --- Colonial impact and changing fortunes, 1800-1941 --- Fighting for the cause of national freedom, 1900-1950 --- Revolutionary wars and nation building, 1950-1975 --- Diverse identities, "tigers," and changing politics since 1970 --- Southeast Asia and the wider world
Summary: This book sketches an outline of Southeast Asian history from earliest times to the present, showing how the diverse political, economic, social, and cultural patterns developed over several thousand years and the role played by the region in the larger world. Approximately one third will be devoted to the centuries before 1500 CE, when civilizations and kingdoms emerged and some Southeast Asians became active in Asian and Pacific maritime trade networks. It discusses the connections to India and China, the great kingdoms such as Angkor, the maritime trade, and the emergence of diverse cultural traditions, including the Theravada Buddhist, Islamic, and Vietnamese realms. Another third covers the period of Western expansion and colonization between 1500 and 1941, when various Western nations began to gradually influence and then reshape the region and Southeast Asians became more deeply involved with world trade. This includes an extensive discussion of the impact of colonialism on Southeast Asian societies, cultures, economies and politics. The final third examines the rise of nationalism and independence movements, decolonization, the wars in Indochina, and the links between past, present, and future
OCLC Number: 179802548
ISBN/ISSN: 9780195338119