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The Southeast Asia handbook
Heenan, Patrick, 1960-
Publication Information:
London ; Chicago, IL : Fitzroy Dearborn, [2001]

Physical Description:
ix, 342 pages : 1 map ; 26 cm.
Entrepot of trade : Southeast Asia until the 1870s / Stephen Dobbs -- Imperial frameworks : Southeast Asia from 1870 to 1957 / Adrian Vickers -- World economies : Southeast Asia since to 1950s / John Minns -- Thailand / Michael Kelly Connors -- Malaysia / Fiona Yap -- Singapore / Michael Haas -- Brunei / Geoffrey C. Gunn -- The Philippines / Raul Pertierra -- Indonesia / William Case -- East Timor / Damien Kingsbury -- Vietnam / Athar Hussain -- Cambodia / Sue Downie -- Laos / Gerald W. Fry and Manynooch Nitnoi Faming -- Burma / Clark D. Neher -- Nation-building, ethnicity, and politics / David Martin Jones and Kirsten E. Schulze -- Environment, resources, and hazards / Greg Bankoff -- Agriculture / John Minns -- Financial services and the Asian crisis / Yoichiro Sato -- Relations with northeast Asia / Stephen Hoadley -- Worlds in collision : Southeast Asia and the west / Mark Beeson.
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The Regional Handbooks of Economic Developmentseries provides accessible overviews of countries within their larger domestic and international contexts, focusing on the relations among regions as they meet the challenges of the twenty first century.

The series allows the non-specialist student to explore a wide range of complex factors-social and political as well as economic-that affect the growth of developing regions in Asia, Europe, and South America. Each Handbookprovides an overview chapter discussing the region's economic conditions within an historical and political context, as well as 20 or more chapter-length essays written by recognized experts, which analyze the key issues affecting a region's economy: its population, natural resources, foreign trade, labor problems, and economic inequalities, and other vital factors.

In addition, the volumes offer useful support materials, including a series of appendices that include a detailed chronology of events in the region, a glossary of terms, biographical entries on key personalities, an annotated bibliography of further reading, and a comprehensive analytical index.

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Choice Review

The editors of this work, a volume in the "Regional Handbooks of Economic Development" series, have assembled a superb set of Southeast Asian specialists to summarize the historical, economic, political, geographic, and social dimensions of the Southeast Asian states. Three historical chapters provide background material for the 11 country studies. Each country study contains historical background, political institutions and change, economic transformations, and material especially relevant to the respective country, e.g., culture and ethnicity in Singapore. Most chapter sections are brief and analysis is limited--as expected in a handbook--but essential material is thoughtfully treated. Following the country studies, additional chapters examine a variety of contemporary topics: ethnicity and politics, environmental problems, agriculture sectors, the Asian financial crisis, and international relations. Chapter bibliographies are annotated. Six appendixes include a chronology of important SE Asian dates from 1940, a glossary, brief summaries of SE Asian leaders, descriptions of ethnic groups, and an annotated bibliography of important publications. Contributors discussing the Asian economic crisis of 1997 tend to repeat the mistake made in many development circles by suggesting that the symptoms of the crisis constitute its cause. An excellent work for those interested in a concise summary of contemporary development issues in Southeast Asia. Lower-division undergraduate through professional collections. B. F. Hope California State University, Chico

Table of Contents

Stephen DobbsAdrian VickersJohn MinnsMichael Kelly ConnorsFiona YapMichael HaasGeoffrey C. GunnRaul PertierraWilliam CaseDamien KingsburyAthar HussainSue DownieGerald W. Fry and Manynooch Nitnoi FamingClark D. NeherDavid Martin Jones and Kirsten E. SchulzeGreg BankoffJohn MinnsYoichiro SatoStephen HoadleyMark Beeson
Editors' Notep. vii
Map: National Frontiers and Capital Cities in Southeast Asiap. x
History and Context
1 Entreport of Trade: Southeast Asia until the 1870sp. 3
2 Imperial Frameworks: Southeast Asia from 1870 to 1957p. 12
3 World Economies: Southeast Asia since the 1950sp. 24
Nation States
4 Thailandp. 41
5 Malaysiap. 56
6 Singaporep. 67
7 Bruneip. 78
8 The Philippinesp. 87
9 Indonesiap. 97
10 East Timorp. 110
11 Vietnamp. 121
12 Cambodiap. 132
13 Laosp. 145
14 Burmap. 157
Facing the New Century
15 Nation-building, Ethnicity, and Politicsp. 167
16 Environment, Resources, and Hazardsp. 179
17 Agriculturep. 193
18 Financial Services and the Asian Crisisp. 207
Relations with the Wider World
19 Relations with Northeast Asiap. 219
20 Worlds in Collision: Southeast Asia and the Westp. 231
Chronologyp. 243
Glossaryp. 285
Personalitiesp. 287
Political and Economic Institutionsp. 301
Ethnic Groupsp. 306
Bibliographyp. 317
Indexp. 323