Christ and Crisis in Southeast Asia

Christ and Crisis in Southeast Asia

Christ and Crisis in Southeast Asia

Christ and Crisis in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia lies in a geographic are of continuing crisis. Its territory includes the area east from Burma and west from the Philippines, south from the border of China and north from the islands of Indonesia. Within this tropical area, which straddles the equator, live 257 million people in 10 independent states (Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, North and South Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines), and two remaining colonial possessions (Portuguese Timor and the British Protected Sultanate of Brunei).

One of the distinctive features of Southeast Asia is the diversity of its peoples and cultures. Despite some common physical, mental and cultural characteristics, such as color, size, ethnic origin, food, housing and social organization . . .

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