A Short History of China and Southeast Asia: Tribute, Trade and Influence (A Short History of Asia series) by Martin Stuart-Fox
Allen & Unwin | November 1, 2003 | English | ISBN: 1864489545 | 292 pages | PDF | 3 MB
This informative but concise history of China and Southeast Asia is perfect for travelers, students, teachers, and businesspeople. Portable and attractively designed, it includes color illustrations, maps, and a brief history of the region. Explored are relations between China and Southeast Asia across two millennia; patterns of diplomacy, commercial networks, and migration; and how these have varied over time. With a focus on modern history, this is a fascinating account of imperial ambition, internal collapse and revival, cultural and commercial endeavors, and war and revolution. Important insight into the complicated history of the fastest-growing region in the world is offered.