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  • Asia Firstby Joyce Mao

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    After Japanese bombs hit Pearl Harbor, the American right stood at a crossroads. Generally isolationist, conservatives needed to forge their own foreign policy agenda if they wanted to remain politically viable. When Mao Zedong established the People’s Republic of China in 1949—with the Cold War just underway—they had a new object of foreign policy,... more...

  • The Transformation of Southeast Asiaby Marc Frey; Ronald W. Pruessen; Frey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Providing the basis for a reconceptualization of key features in Southeast Asia's history, this book examines evolutionary patterns of Europe's and Japan's Southeast Asian empires from the late 19th century through to the 1960s. more...

  • The Making of South East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by George Coedes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    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 developments. This book, on the contrary, deals mainly with... more...

  • Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by Tilman Remme

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    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 Britain's regional policies and puts the issues affecting... more...

  • The Stakes of Democracy in South-East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)by H. J. van Mook

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    Will national independence bring to the peoples of South East Asia liberty and democracy? Or will it mean corrupt government, factional strife and insolvency? Or will it mean eventual absorption by totalitarian communism? In this book, first published in 1950, the author analyses these questions, using the case history of Indonesia since 1940, in... more...

  • A History of Southeast Asiaby Anthony Reid

    Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95 US$ 35.95

    A History of Southeast Asia: Critical Crossroads presents a comprehensive history of Southeast Asia from our earliest knowledge of its civilizations and religious patterns up to the present day. Incorporates environmental, social, economic, and gender issues to tell a multi-dimensional story of Southeast Asian history from earliest times to... more...

  • Maritime Southeast Asia to 500by Lynda Norene Shaffer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    A history of the fabled islands of Southeast Asia from 300 BC, by which time their inhabitants had learned to sail the monsoon winds, to AD 1528, when Islam became dominant in the region. more...

  • The Transformation of Southeast Asiaby Marc Frey; Ronald W. Pruessen; Tai Yong Tan; Tan Tai Yong

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 175.00

    This book provides the basis for a reconceptualization of key features in Southeast Asia's history. Scholars from Europe, America, and Asia examine evolutionary patterns of Europe's and Japan's Southeast Asian empires from the late nineteenth century through World War II, and offer important insights into the specific events of the 1940s, 1950s, and... more...

  • Australia Faces Southeast Asiaby Amry Vandenbosch; Mary Belle Vandenbosch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Australia as a Western society in the Orient faces a unique and paradoxical challenge in her relations with her close but unfamiliar neighbors of Southeast Asia. Explicitly dependent upon British foreign policy until the fall of Singapore in 1942, Australia has reluctantly and painfully begun the task of developing a policy of her own. The Japanese... more...

  • Southeast Asia Among the World Powersby Amry Vandenbosch; Richard Butwell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    First published in 1957, this classic work on the political situation in Southeast Asia at the start of the Vietnam War includes a supplement covering events up to mid-1958. An introductory chapter describes the general political and economic characteristics of this important region lying south of Communist China and east of neutralist India. Individual... more...