Southeast Asia, Student Economy Edition by D. R. SarDesai ePubWestview Press is pleased to offer a new, paperbackStudent Economy Edition of our best-selling title, Southeast Asia: Past and Present.This Student Economy Edition contains the same material as the seventh edition of Southeast Asia(ISBN: 9780813348377)- the same text, the same figures, and the same page numbers- and is available to own for about the same price as renting the print book.Southeast Asia: Past and Presentoffers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to the regions and peoples of Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Readers will find insightful introductions and chronologies at the beginning of each part to aid in understanding the global and political implications of the events discussed.The seventh edition is thoroughly updated to offer coverage of current events, including the historic 2012 elections in Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi's successful bid for election to the Parliament, the rise of Yingluck Shinawartra to the position of prime minister of neighbouring Thailand, and the consolidation of the ASEAN and its consideration of China's claim to the South China Sea. Combining thematic and chronological approaches with the study of colonialism, nationalism, historical and cultural heritage, and current events,Southeast Asiamanages to convey an Asian point of view throughout.
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