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The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia: A New History by [David Chandler, Norman G. Owen, William R. Roff, David Joel Steinberg, Jean Gelman Taylor, Robert H. Taylor, Alexander Woodside, David K. Wyatt]

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This is the best introductory text on Southeast Asian history that this reviewer had come across in many years. . . . The book itself is the embodiment of ‘unity in diversity’, the leitmotif of Southeast Asia. ― Contemporary Southeast Asia

By far the best survey of modern Southeast Asian history available. It is a work that should be on the shelf of every scholar and educated layperson interested in Southeast Asia, as its detail and readability make it an ideal reference work. ―
Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

The single best guide to post-1800 Southeast Asian history. ―
The Historian

This work represents a substantial step forward for a collaborative project now forty years in the making. . . . No other textbook on Southeast Asia comes even close to it for its detail and coverage of historical themes and events. ―

An attractive, accessible, and authoritative modern history."
―Royal Society for Asian Affairs,"A significant update to the eminently successful In Search of Southeast Asia of almost four decades ago. . . . Highly recommended. Useful as a textbook and for reading at all levels. ― Choice

A valuable study for exploring the region’s history. . . .
The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia offers discomforting food for thought. ― IIAS Newsletter --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Norman G. Owen is professor of history at the University of Hong Kong. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B014M1FGPG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ University of Hawaii Press (August 28, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 28, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8751 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 726 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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