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A Concise History of Southeast Asia




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Contents

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Chapter 1: God-Kings of the Far East (Before 1500)
Chapter 2: The First Centuries of European Penetration (1500 to 1800)
Chapter 3: The West Takes Over (1800 to 1941)
Chapter 4: Nationalism Triumphant (1941 to 1957)
Chapter 5: The Second Indochina War (1954 to 1975)
Chapter 6: Southeast Asia Since 1975


 

Chapter 1: God-Kings of the Far East

Before 1500 A.D.


A Geographical Introduction
An Amazing Beginning
The Arrival of the Malays
Indianization
Funan
Other Mon and Malay States
Burma: Pyu, Pegu and Arakan
Early Vietnam
Nan Zhao
Pre-Moslem Indonesia
The Khmers
Pagan
Dai Viet vs. Champa
The Birth of Siam
Ava and Ayutthaya
Lan Xang
The Long Road from Mecca to Manila
Malacca

 

Chapter 2: The First Centuries of European Penetration

1500 to 1800


The Portuguese Quest for Spices and Souls
Magellan's Expedition
The Spanish Philippines
The Second Burmese Empire
Cambodian Escapade
The Dutch East India Company
Arakan: The Mrohaung Era
The Phaulkon Affair
The Fall of Lan Xang
The End of Champa
Two Divisions of Vietnam
Eighteenth Century Burma & Siam

 

Chapter 3: The West Takes Over

1800 to 1941


The Dutch East Indies
British Malaya, Singapore, and Borneo
French Indochina
Britain Annexes Burma
Philippine Nationalism
America Comes to the Philippines
A New Siam
Nationalism in Burma
Nationalism in the Dutch East Indies
Nationalism in French Indochina

 

Chapter 4: Nationalism Triumphant

1941 to 1957


Japan Strikes
       Malaya and Singapore
       The Philippines, Act 1
       Java
       The Retreat Through Burma
       The Philippines, Act 2
Life Under the Japanese
The Forgotten War in Burma
The Liberation of the Philippines
The Last Acts of World War II
Nationalism Unleashed
The Indonesian War of Independence
The Karen Revolt and Other Burmese Problems
The Hukbalahap Rebellion
Thailand: Between Hot and Cold Wars
The First Indochina War
The Malayan Emergency

 

Chapter 5: The Second Indochina War

1954 to 1975


America's Mandarin
The Three-Sided War in Laos
Escalation
Vietnamization and the Cambodian Diversion
The Phony Peace
Malaysia and Singapore Get Organized
Burma: A Ne Win Situation
Indonesia Under Sukarno
The Philippines: A Dictatorship Made For Two
Thailand Experiments With Revolution

 

Chapter 6: Southeast Asia Since 1975

Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore: Success Despite the Odds
Burma/Myanmar Rejoins the Community of Nations
Cambodia: The Killing Fields
Indonesia: The Suharto Era, And A New Beginning
East Timor Since 1999: The New Kid On The Block
Laos: Feeling Good--And That's All
The Philippines: A Dictatorship Made for Two
The Philippines: People Power
Thailand: The Unconquered Kingdom
Vietnam: The Phoenix of Asia

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