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Major Works: South East Asian Studies

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  1. The Works of Nicholas Tarling on Southeast Asia

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    The collection’s editor writes: Southeast Asian history and historiography would be greatly handicapped if the writings of Nicholas Tarling were removed from the increasingly expanding literature. The reading list has increased several folds since the early 1950s when Southeast Asian history was...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Politics of Modern Southeast Asia

    Edited by Allen Hicken

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Southeast Asia offers a rich tapestry of comparatively under-studied countries that shed light on political dynamics and political economy within developing states. Some countries manage rapid economic development while others do not; Southeast Asia is home to some of the fastest growing economies...

    Published April 6th 2010 by Routledge

  3. China's International Relations in Asia

    Edited by Li Mingjiang

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    The startling growth of China’s economic and military power, as well as its cultural influence, is having a huge impact on the rest of the world. The key region to observe this impact is, of course, Asia and the past decade has witnessed significant and multi-faceted changes in China’s policy...

    Published December 13th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Islam in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Islamic community in Southeast Asia is widely regarded as one of the most moderate and tolerant in the Muslim world. While most of the region’s Muslims are Sunni and fairly orthodox, the Islamic faith as practised in the region has historically been a syncretic blend of Islam, Hinduism,...

    Published September 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Price of War

    Urbanization in Vietnam, 1954-1985

    By Nigel Thrift, Dean Forbes

    Much rare material is incorporated in this unique account of urbanization in a developing country that was ravaged by war for twenty years. With due emphasis on the experience of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the authors present an account of what happened to the towns and cities of Vietnam...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  6. The Thailand-Burma Railway, 1942-1946

    Documents and Selected Writings

    Edited by PAUL KRATOSKA

    The construction of the railway between Thailand and Burma in the Second World War using forced labour and prisoners of war has been the subject of numerous memoirs, novels and the famous Hollywood film The Bridge over the River Kwai. Yet documentation and primary sources offering an account of the...

    Published October 19th 2005 by Routledge

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