Southeast Asian History: A Captivating Guide to the History of Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bali, and the Philippines (Hardcover)

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If you want to discover the captivating history of Southeast Asia, then keep reading...

Five captivating manuscripts in one book:

  • History of Southeast Asia: A Captivating Guide to the History of a Vast Region Containing Countries Such as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Burma, and More
  • History of Thailand: A Captivating Guide to the Thai People and Their History
  • History of Vietnam: A Captivating Guide to Vietnamese History
  • History of Bali: A Captivating Guide to Balinese History and the Impact This Island Has Had on the History of Indonesia and Southeast Asia
  • History of the Philippines: A Captivating Guide to Philippine History

Some of the topics covered in part 1 of this book include:

  • How ancient Southeast Asian nations were founded
  • The cultures and religions that were incubated in the region
  • The dynamic trade networks that were established
  • The terrible wars that were fought
  • How colonization affected the area
  • The impact of Japanese occupation during WW2
  • The postwar struggle for independence
  • And more

Some of the topics covered in part 2 of this book include:

  • Thailand's prehistory and early rulers
  • The liberation from the Khmer Empire
  • Thailand's golden age under the Sukhothai
  • The powerful Ayutthaya Kingdom
  • The Chakri dynasty, which still rules Thailand today
  • 20th-century coups and rebellions
  • And much more
  • Some of the topics covered in part 3 of this book include: The Basics
  • Ancient Vietnam
  • Four and a Half Centuries of Independence
  • The Ly Dynasty
  • The Tran Dynasty
  • The Later Le Dynasty
  • The Europeans Arrive
  • New Powers and New Divisions
  • The French
  • French Rule
  • Vietnam in Turmoil
  • Ho Chi Minh and the French Indochina War
  • The Vietnam War
  • And much, much more

Some of the topics covered in part 4 of this book include:

  • How the island of Bali was home to paleolithic humankind
  • Why Bali's Asian biodiversity and rich, fertile soils are not found on the neighboring islands
  • What makes up the unique human heritage of indigenous Balinese
  • How the island retained its endemic Balinese Hinduism despite 1,300 years of Muslim influence
  • From where and from whom the Balinese learned their abundant skills in metalworking, crafting, sculpture, and art
  • How art and ritual offerings form the basis of Balinese life, from where the island draws its name
  • How it was that the island nation of Bali was not interested in seafaring and maritime trade
  • And much more
  • Some of the topics covered in part 5 of this book include: That the Philippines is an area of biological and maritime megadiversity.
  • Why the islands have one of the oldest, multi-layered histories on Earth.
  • Why the Philippines was so attractive to colonizers.
  • How the Spanish managed to rule a diverse archipelago for over three centuries.
  • To understand the ongoing relationship between the United States and the Philippines.
  • Why the islands are ethnically and culturally abundant but still unified.
  • How history has created its own island regions of independent rule.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781637163559
ISBN-10: 163716355X
Publisher: Captivating History
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2021
Pages: 598
Language: English