Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings by D.R. SarDesaiSoutheast Asian History: Essential Readings by D.R. SarDesai

Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings

byD.R. SarDesai

Paperback | March 1, 2013

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Designed to stand on its own, or to accompany the seventh edition of D. R. SarDesai's Southeast Asia: Past and Present, this updated reader includes classic and recent works on the history of Southeast Asia. SarDesai has selected literary and historical writings that address crucial controversies in the region of Southeast Asia. The readings are organized in four sections (Cultural Heritage, Colonial Interlude, Nationalist Response, and the Fruits of Freedom) and cover the entire range of Southeast Asian history from ancient to contemporary times. Geographically, the book includes Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.The revised second edition retains the most popular readings from the first edition, while replacing some of the historical chapters, updating the contemporary and recent coverage, and adding new readings to pertinent subject areas. Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings provides valuable context and critical background to events of this region.
D.R. SarDesaiis professor emeritus of history and the former chair of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA. He was also Chair of the Department of History, UCLA, and Director of the University of California's Education Abroad Program in New Delhi.
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Title:Southeast Asian History: Essential ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: CULTURAL HERITAGE
1. The “Indianization” of Southeast Asia, Ian W. Mabbett
2. Foreign Influences and the Vietnamese Cultural Core, John K. Whitmore
3. State and Kingship in Southeast Asia, Robert Heine-Geldern
4. The Trung Sisters in the Literature of Later Centuries, Keith Weller Taylor
5. Some Travelers from China in Southeast Asia, Fa-hsien, Chau Ju-kua, and Marco Polo
6. Interstate Relations in Java, Pararaton
7. Protocol at the Malaccan Court, Sejarah Melayu

PART II: THE COLONIAL INTERLUDE
8. The Position of the Native Regents, Bertrand Johannes Shrieke
9. The Philippines Before the Spanish Conquest, Miguel de Loarca
10. The Hispanization of the Philippines, John Leddy Phelan
11. Javanese Aristocracy and the Dutch, Raden Adjeng Kartini

PART III: NATIONALIST RESPONSE
12. Mi Ultimo Adiós, José Rizal
13. Theses on Nationalism and Colonialism, V. I. Lenin
14. Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence, Ho Chi Minh
15. Indonesian Independence and Pancasila, Sukarno
16. Burma Under the Japanese, U Nu
17. Indonesian Nationalists and the Japanese, Elly Touwen-Bouwsma
18. Decolonization in Malaya, 1942–1952, A. J. Stockwell

PART IV: FRUITS OF FREEDOM
19. The Birth of the NLF, Truong Nhu Tang
20. The United States in Vietnam, Lyndon B. Johnson
21. Wawasan or Vision 2020: The Way Forward, Mahathir Mohammad
22. Malaysia on Track for 2020 Vision, Mahathir Mohammad
23. ASEAN Vision 2020, ASEAN Secretariat
24. Pol Pot’s Rise to Power, Ben Kiernan
25. Freedom from Fear, Aung San Suu Kyi
26. Islam in Southeast Asia, Greg Fealy

A Select Bibliography
Chronological Chart

Editorial Reviews

"Dr. SarDesai has done an exemplary job of selecting primary and secondary articles to give undergraduates and graduates a well-balanced view of Southeast Asian history. This revised edition is the only synthesis of its kind in the market today. A must for anyone teaching Southeast Asian History."—Chandrika Paul, Shippensburg University"This second edition of SarDesai's Southeast Asian History serves as a valuable compilation of important primary sources on the region's complex history, with historical documents like the Pararaton of Indonesia and the Sejarah Melayu of Malaysia and writings by famous leaders such as Jose Rizal, Raden Adjeng Kartini, U Nu, Ho Chi Minh, Sukarno, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, and Aung San Suu Kyi. The book is also commendable for its inclusion of selected articles that discuss the impact of indigenous traditions and the interplay of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, European, and Japanese influences on Southeast Asia's history. Moreover, the scope of the book is very wide, ranging from ancient times to the present period and organized in four parts: Cultural Heritage; Colonial Interlude; Nationalist Response; and Fruits of Freedom."—Pamela Sodhy, Georgetown University