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A Short History of South-East Asia, 5th Edition

Peter Church (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-82481-8
256 pages
July 2009
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The success of the first four editions shows that this book fills a vacuum for readers who wish to learn about the countries of South-East Asia. Recent years have seen a number of important developments all of which are covered here. With the global climate becoming more uncertain and the threat of terrorism spilling over, this book will aid readers' knowledge of this region by addressing its historical past and political future.
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Preface ix

Introduction xi

Brunei 1

Cambodia 10

East Timor 32

Indonesia 38

Lao PDR 64

Malaysia 80

Myanmar 106

Philippines 122

Singapore 140

Thailand 156

Vietnam 180

Further Reading 199

Maps 205

About AFG Venture Group 217

About Blake Dawson 218

Index 219

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Peter Church is the Chairman of AFG Venture Group (www.afgventuregroup.com) and is Special Counsel to the Australian and regional law firm of Blake Dawson (www.blakedawson.com). He is a lawyer by profession and has spent more than 30 years living and working in the South-East Asian and Indian regions. Peter advises a wide and varied group of Australian, Asian and international companies in relation to their activities in Asia and Australia. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1994 for his services to the promotion of business relations between Australia and the South-East Asian region.
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August 12, 2009
A Short History of South-East Asia (5th Edition)

This fifth edition is a continuation of the efforts of the author to try and find the middle path between the in-depth history of the people, and the abridged tourist-outline. A Short History of South-East Asia (5th Edition) (ISBN: 978-0-470-82481-8; John Wiley & Sons) by Peter Church provides a concise history of the South-East Asian countries. Church seeks to give readers sufficient detail necessary to facilitate the development of a sense of history – presenting SEA’s political, economic and historical perspectives in a nutshell. This latest edition also includes a number of important developments in the recent years.

As with its previous international bestseller editions, the objective is to help readers have a “feel” of the history of the particular nation and a sense of how that might be relevant to their current and future business or other activities. With the global climate becoming more uncertain and the threat of terrorism spilling over, this book will aid readers' knowledge of this region by addressing its historical past and political future.

This is an incisive and accessible book that will prove to be an essential read for anyone seeking to identify opportunities and threats in this complex and fascinating part of the world.

Additional information on the book is available at http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470824816.html .

 

 

A Short History of South-East Asia (5th Edition)

Published by John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: July 21, 2009

US$19.95; Paperback; 256 pp.; ISBN: 978-0-470-82481-8

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