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Published: 24 May 2018

160 Pages | 10


ISBN: 9780190248765

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Southeast Asia: A Very Short Introduction

James R. Rush

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of Southeast Asia from the era of indigenous kingdoms to the present's independent nation states
  • Paints a broad-brush portrait of contemporary Southeast Asia as a community of diverse societies and nation states as well as a geopolitical theater-of-action nested between India and China and enmeshed in global economic traffic patterns, power matrixes, and environmental forces
  • Helps grasp Southeast Asia's great diversity of ethnicities, religions, and political systems, often little understood by Western audiences