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Charting The Shape Of Early Modern Southeast Asia Anthony Reid

Charting The Shape Of Early Modern Southeast Asia

Anthony Reid

Published April 1st 2000
ISBN : 9789747551068
Paperback
296 pages
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In this volume Anthony Reid positions Southeast Asia on the stage of world history. He argues that the region not only had a historical character of its own, but that it played a crucial role in shaping the modern world. Southeast Asias interactionMoreIn this volume Anthony Reid positions Southeast Asia on the stage of world history. He argues that the region not only had a historical character of its own, but that it played a crucial role in shaping the modern world. Southeast Asias interaction with the forces uniting and transforming the world is explored through chapters focusing on Islamization- Chinese, Siamese, Cham, and Javanese trade- Makasars modernizing moment- and slavery. The last three chapters examine from different perspectives how this interaction of relative equality shifted to one of an impoverished third world region exposed to European colonial power. Anthony Reid is professor of history and director of Southeast Asian studies at UCLA.