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Product Description: During the last half century, Southeast Asia has undergone tremendous social, political, and economic change. This volume chronicles the extensive demographic transformations that have accompanied those changes, documenting how public health and other policy interventions contributed to rapid population growth and how new patterns of settlement and migration ensued...read more

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9780877277873 | Cornell Univ Southeast Asia, July 10, 2012, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: During the last half century, Southeast Asia has undergone tremendous social, political, and economic change.

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9780877277576 | Cornell Univ Southeast Asia, July 12, 2012, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: During the last half century, Southeast Asia has undergone tremendous social, political, and economic change.

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Product Description: In the 1920s and 1930s, the port-cities of Southeast Asia were staging grounds for diverse groups of ordinary citizens to experiment with modernity, as a rising Japan and American capitalism challenged the predominance of European empires after the First World War...read more

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9781107108332 | Cambridge Univ Pr, August 19, 2016, cover price $99.99 | About this edition: In the 1920s and 1930s, the port-cities of Southeast Asia were staging grounds for diverse groups of ordinary citizens to experiment with modernity, as a rising Japan and American capitalism challenged the predominance of European empires after the First World War.

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Product Description: Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon. Containing the capital of Manila and vital natural resources as well as thousands of Allied prisoners of war, the triumph at Luzon would be a crucial step on the road to victory as the Americans continued to island-hop their way toward the Japanese home islands...read more
By Giuseppe Rava (illustrator)

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9781472816283 | Osprey Pub Co, April 18, 2017, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Driven from the Philippines in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur returned three years later to force the Japanese off of its main island of Luzon.

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Product Description: The 547 Buddhist jatakas, or verse parables, recount the Buddha’s lives in previous incarnations. In his penultimate and most famous incarnation, he appears as the Prince Vessantara, perfecting the virtue of generosity by giving away all his possessions, his wife, and his children to the beggar Jujaka...read more

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9780299309503 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, February 14, 2017, cover price $64.95 | About this edition: The 547 Buddhist jatakas, or verse parables, recount the Buddha’s lives in previous incarnations.

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Product Description: The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.In 1960, President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation few Americans had ever heard of...read more

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9781451667868 | Simon & Schuster, January 24, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.

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Product Description: The Black Flags raided their way from southern China into northern Vietnam, competing during the second half of the nineteenth century against other armed migrants and uplands communities for the control of commerce, specifically opium, and natural resources, such as copper...read more

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9780295999685 | Univ of Washington Pr, December 21, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: The Black Flags raided their way from southern China into northern Vietnam, competing during the second half of the nineteenth century against other armed migrants and uplands communities for the control of commerce, specifically opium, and natural resources, such as copper.

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Product Description: The transformation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) in recent years from a fiercely repressed, isolated, military dictatorship into what appears—at least on the outside—to be a democracy has won plaudits around the world. But how much has actually changed within Myanmar? Journalists Irene Slegt and Simon Long, who has been reporting on Myanmar for the Economist for decades, takes us inside the country to show what transitions—if any—have truly taken place...read more

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9781783608492 | Zed Books, December 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The transformation of Myanmar (also known as Burma) in recent years from a fiercely repressed, isolated, military dictatorship into what appears—at least on the outside—to be a democracy has won plaudits around the world.

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9781783608485 | Reprint edition (Zed Books, December 15, 2016), cover price $22.95

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Product Description: Americans have fought two prolonged battles over Vietnam—one in southeast Asia and one, ongoing even now, at home—over whether the war was unnecessary, unjust, and unwinnable. Revisionist historians who reject this view have formulated many contra-factual scenarios for how the war might have been won, but also put forward one historically testable hypothesis—namely that the war actually was won after the 1968 Tet Offensive, only to be thrown away later through a failure of political will...read more

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9780700623525 | Univ Pr of Kansas, December 5, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Americans have fought two prolonged battles over Vietnam—one in southeast Asia and one, ongoing even now, at home—over whether the war was unnecessary, unjust, and unwinnable.

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9789814733229 | Reprint edition (World Scientific Pub Co Inc, November 30, 2016), cover price $32.00

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Product Description: This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China's rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia. It examines how Chinese investors, workers, tourists, bureaucrats, longtime residents, and adventurers interact throughout Southeast Asia...read more
By Gungwu Wang (foreword by)

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9780295999296 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China's rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia.

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9780295999302 | Univ of Washington Pr, November 21, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: This is the first book to focus explicitly on how China's rise as a major economic and political actor has affected societies in Southeast Asia.

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Product Description: Journey Through the Philippines is the ultimate Philippines travel pictorial for exploring Asia's second largest archipelago, home to some of the world's most beautiful natural landscapes. Often overlooked by travelers in Southeast Asia, the Philippines is one of the region's most exciting destinations...read more

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9780804846899 | Tuttle Pub, November 1, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Journey Through the Philippines is the ultimate Philippines travel pictorial for exploring Asia's second largest archipelago, home to some of the world's most beautiful natural landscapes.

Through the lives of four generations of her family, the author recounts the history of Vietnam in the twentieth century, from her great-grandfather's activities as a mandarin to her sister's joining of the Viet Minh

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9780195124347 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, April 8, 1999, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Through the lives of four generations of her family, the author recounts the history of Vietnam in the twentieth century, from her great-grandfather's activities as a mandarin to her sister's joining of the Viet Minh

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9780190614515 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 2016, cover price $24.95
9780195137873 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 20, 2000, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Duong Van Mai Elliott's The Sacred Willow illuminates recent Vietnamese history by weaving together the stories of the lives of four generations of her family.

During the Khmer Rouge's brutal reign in Cambodia during the mid-to-late 1970s, a former math teacher named Duch served as the commandant of the S-21 security center, where as many as 20,000 victims were interrogated, tortured, and executed. In 2009 Duch stood trial for these crimes against humanity. While the prosecution painted Duch as evil, his defense lawyers claimed he simply followed orders. In Man or Monster? Alexander Hinton uses creative ethnographic writing, extensive fieldwork, hundreds of interviews, and his experience attending Duch's trial to create a nuanced analysis of Duch, the tribunal, the Khmer Rouge, and the after-effects of Cambodia's genocide. Interested in how a person becomes a torturer and executioner as well as the law's ability to grapple with crimes against humanity, Hinton adapts Hannah Arendt's notion of the "banality of evil" to consider how the potential for violence is embedded in the everyday ways people articulate meaning and comprehend the world. Man or Monster? provides novel ways to consider justice, terror, genocide, memory, truth, and humanity.

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9780822362586 | Duke Univ Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $94.95

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9780822362739 | Duke Univ Pr, October 28, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: During the Khmer Rouge's brutal reign in Cambodia during the mid-to-late 1970s, a former math teacher named Duch served as the commandant of the S-21 security center, where as many as 20,000 victims were interrogated, tortured, and executed.

Since the World War II, Thailand has positioned itself as a key strategic ally of the United States, serving as a bulwark against communism in Southeast Asia and as a base for American troops during the Vietnam War. In return, the United States has provided millions of dollars in military and economic aid, while staunchly supporting the country’s despotic regimes. However, recent decades have seen a striking reversal in Thailand’s foreign relations, with China, once a sworn enemy, now treated as a valued ally by the Thai junta. This shift reflects China’s growing status as a world power, and it represents a major setback to American efforts at curbing the spread of Chinese influence in Asia. It has also had a dramatic impact on Thailand itself, as the country’s ruling elite seek to follow the Chinese model of authoritarianism combined with neoliberalism. In this up-to-date study of Thai foreign policy, Benjamin Zawacki provides a compelling account of Thailand’s modern history and its changing role in the world order, from the beginning of its alliance with the United States in 1945 to the 2014 coup and beyond. Featuring extensive interviews with more than seventy high-level figures in Thailand and the United States, including deposed president Thaksin Shinawatra, the book offers unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the Thai elite and their dealings with the United States and China. As the Sino-American rivalry escalates, Southeast Asia will become an increasingly important theater in global affairs. Understanding the current transitions of power in Thailand are essential for comprehending the profound implications of China’s influence, not only for the region, but for the wider world.  

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9781783608706 | Zed Books, October 15, 2016, cover price $95.00

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9781783608690 | Reprint edition (Zed Books, October 15, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Since the World War II, Thailand has positioned itself as a key strategic ally of the United States, serving as a bulwark against communism in Southeast Asia and as a base for American troops during the Vietnam War.

By David Homel (trans)

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9781551526478 | Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd, October 11, 2016, cover price $26.95

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Product Description: This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.Bali is a perennially popular tourist destination. It is also home to a fascinating people with a long and dramatic history of interactions with foreigners, particularly after the arrival of the first Dutch fleet in 1597...read more
By Willard A. Hanna, Tim Hannigan (foreword by) and Adrian Vickers (introduced by)

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9780804847315 | Tuttle Pub, October 4, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This book tells the story of Bali—the "paradise island of the Pacific"—its rulers and its people, and their encounters with the Western world.

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Product Description: Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.

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9781438462875 | State Univ of New York Pr, October 1, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Explores why authoritarian regimes bother to hold elections.

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Product Description: The first edition of Southeast Asia: An Introductory History was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for travelers and students interested in a tantalizingly different part of the world. Subsequent editions have continued to document with great perception the enormous changes and dramatic growth experienced in the region...read more

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9781743312674 | 11 edition (Allen & Unwin, September 1, 2013), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Now in its 11th edition, this lively and accessible guide to Southeast Asia written by one of the world's preeminent historians of the area remains a classic in its fieldThe first edition of this one-volume introductrion to the area was published in 1979 and immediately filled a need for readers interested in a tantalizingly different part of the world.
9781741144482 | Allen & Unwin, April 28, 2005, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: This classic work has been the most widely read introduction to the region for more than 20 years and still retains its reputation as a highly readable survey of Southeast Asia's modern history.
9781865083902 | 8th edition (Allen & Unwin, February 1, 2001), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Osborne's classic work has been the most widely read introduction to the region for over fifteen years and still retains its reputation as a highly readable survey of Southeast Asia's modern history.
9781864484793 | 7th edition (Allen & Unwin, February 1, 1998), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Southeast Asia: An introductory history has been the most widely read introduction to the region for over fifteen years and still retains its reputation as a highly readable survey of Southeast Asia's modern history.
9781863738231 | 6 sub edition (Allen & Unwin, September 1, 1995), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The most widely-read introduction to the region has now been brought right up to date after the author's 1994 visit to the area.
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Product Description: Writing for Raksmey tells of the lives of six families who fled the aftermath of the Cambodian killing fields, were held in a crowded refugee camp at the border of their country, and then sent back to a nation still at war. The past is not spoken about but the struggles are not over and the sons and daughters of those who once were refugees sense mystery in their legacy and know it is important to them...read more

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9781925377125 | Monash Univ Faculty Info, September 28, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Writing for Raksmey tells of the lives of six families who fled the aftermath of the Cambodian killing fields, were held in a crowded refugee camp at the border of their country, and then sent back to a nation still at war.

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Product Description: The idea of "race" played an increasing role in nineteenth-century British colonial thought. For most of the nineteenth century, John Crawfurd towered over British colonial policy in South-East Asia, being not only a colonial administrator, journalist and professional lobbyist, but also one of the key racial theorists in the British Empire...read more

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9781138211766 | Routledge, September 20, 2016, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: The idea of "race" played an increasing role in nineteenth-century British colonial thought.

Product Description: Repackaged in a new tie-in edition to coincide with the Netflix film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt, a moving story of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime...read more

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9780060193324 | Harpercollins, February 1, 2000, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced 'evacuation' of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

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9780062561305 | Mti edition (Perennial, September 15, 2016), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Repackaged in a new tie-in edition to coincide with the Netflix film produced and directed by Angelina Jolie Pitt, a moving story of war crimes and desperate actions, the unnerving strength of a small girl and her triumphant spirit as she survived the Cambodian genocide under Pol Pot’s brutal regime.
9780060856267 | Perennial, April 1, 2006, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced 'evacuation' of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.
9780060931384 | Perennial, January 1, 2001, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced 'evacuation' of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

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9780606251624 | Demco Media, September 1, 2002, cover price $22.34 | About this edition: Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced 'evacuation' of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

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9781439558249 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 4, 2008), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Until age five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of an educated, high-ranking government official.
9780613338967 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 2001, cover price $22.55 | About this edition: Chronicles the brutality of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, from the author's forced 'evacuation' of Phnom Penh in 1975 to her family's subsequent movements from town to town and eventual separation.

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Product Description: During its struggle for survival from 1954 to 1975, the region known as the Central Highlands was the strategically vital high ground for the South Vietnamese state. Successive South Vietnamese governments, their American allies, and their Communist enemies all realized early on the fundamental importance of this region...read more

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9780700622832 | Univ Pr of Kansas, September 5, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: During its struggle for survival from 1954 to 1975, the region known as the Central Highlands was the strategically vital high ground for the South Vietnamese state.

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Product Description: This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste’s history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture and society...read more
By Sara Niner (editor)

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9781138999121 | Routledge, September 22, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence.

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Product Description: The well-known list of "cradles of civilization" primary states from which all modern nation states ultimately derive, has traditionally been limited to Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Andean South America...read more

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9780199916122 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 5, 2013, cover price $73.00 | About this edition: The well-known list of "cradles of civilization" primary states from which all modern nation states ultimately derive, has traditionally been limited to Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Andean South America.

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9780190499129 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The well-known list of "cradles of civilization" primary states from which all modern nation states ultimately derive, has traditionally been limited to Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Valley, China, Mesoamerica, and Andean South America.

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