By Milton Osborne
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. This newly revised edition is up to date with the constant political and geographical changes in this fluid region of the world. The impact of social change and the pivotal roles played by religion, ethnic minorities, and immigrant groups is illuminated. Clearly written and extensively illustrated with maps, prints, and photographs, the book also includes an introduction to the art of the region and a guide to literature about Southeast Asia.