A Short History of Southeast Asia: Further Reading



Kelly, David and Reid, Anthony Asian Freedoms: The Idea of Freedom in East and Southeast Asia, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

McVey, Ruth T (ed) Southeast Asian Capitalists, Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1992.

Osborne, Milton Southeast Asia. An Introductory Illustrated History, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1995.

Reid, Anthony Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.

Reid, Anthony Southeast Asia in the Early Modern Era: Trade, Power and Belief, Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press, 1993.

Steinberg, David J (ed) In Search of Southeast Asia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1987.

Wang, Gungwu Community and Nation: China, Southeat Asia and Australia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1992.



Ranjit Singh, D S Brunei 1834-1983: The Problems of Political Survival, Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Turnbull, C Mary A History of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1989.



Chandler, David A History of Cambodia, 4th edition. Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 2007.

Kiernan, Ben How Pol Pot Came to Power, London: Verso, 1985.

Osborne, Milton Sihanouk: Prince of Light, Prince of Darkness, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1994.

Ross, Russel R (ed) Cambodia: A Country Study, Washington D.C.: Library of Congress Federal Research Division, 1990.



Booth, Anne (ed) The Oil Boom and After: Indonesian Economic Policy and Performance in the Soeharto Era, Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Legge, J D Sukarno: A Political Biography, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1985.

Liddle, R William Leadership and Culture in Indonesian Politics, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1996.

MacIntyre, Andrew Indonesia, Sydney: The Asia-Australia Institute, University of New South Wales, 1993.

MacIntyre, Andrew Business and Politics in Indonesia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1990.

Ricklefs, M C A History of Modern Indonesia Since c. 1300, London: Macmillan, 1993.

Vatikiotis, Michael Indonesian Politics Under Suharto, London: Routledge, 1993.



Brown, MacAlister & Zasloff, Joseph J Apprentice Revolutionaries: The Communist Movement in Laos, 1930-1985, Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institution Press, 1986.

Dommen, Arthur J Laos: Keystone of Indochina, Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1985.

Stuart-Fox, Martin & Kooyman, Mary Historical Dictionary of Laos, Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1992.



Andaya, Barbara & Leonard A History of Malaysia, London: Macmillan, 1982.

Crouch, Harold Government and Society in Malaysia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1996.

Kahn, Joel S and Loh, Francis Kok Wah (eds) Fragmented Vision: Culture and Politics in Contemporary Malaysia, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1992.

Mahathir, M The Malay Dilemma, Singapore: Times Books International, 1970.

Means, Gordon P Malaysian Politics: The Second Generation, Singapore & New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.



Aung-Thwin, Michael Pagan: The Origins of Modern Burma, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Pres, 1985.

Badgley, John Myanmar in 1993: A Watershed Year, Asian Survey, 34: 2: February 1994: 153-59.

Lintner, Bertil Outrage: Burma's Struggle for Democracy, Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong, 1990.

Osborne, Milton Burma, Sydney: The Asia-Australia Institute, University of New South Wales, 1994.

Silverstein, Josef (ed) Independent Burma at Forty Years: Six Assessments, Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1989.

Smith, Martin Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnicity, London: 1991.

Taylor, Robert The State in Burma, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1988.



Friend, Theodore The Blue-Eyed Enemy: Japan Against the West in Java and Luzon, 1942-1945, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Hawes, Gary ''Marcos, His Cronies, and the Philippines Failure to Develop'', in Ruth T McVey, Southeast Asian Capitalists, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University, 1992, 145-60.

Ileto, Reynaldo Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910, Manila: Ateneo de Manila Press, 1979.

McCoy, Alfred W & d Jesus, C (eds) Philippine Social History, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1982.

McCoy, Alfred W (ed) Southeast Asia Under Japanese Occupation, New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asian Studies, 1980.

Paredes, Ruby R (ed) Philippine Colinal Democracy, New Haven: Yale University Southeast Asian Studies, 1988.

Pinches, Michael ''The Philippines: The Regional Exception'', The Pacfic Review, 5: 4: 1992: 390-401.

Reidinger, Jeffrey The Philippines in 1993, Asian Survey, 34: 2: Feburary 1994: 139-52.



Carnegie, Georgina & Sharpe, Diana Singapore, Sydney: The Asia-Australia Institute, University of New South Wales, 1993.

Chua, Beng-Huat Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore, London: Routledge, 1995.

Michen, James No Man is an Island: A Portrait of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1990.

Rodan, Garry The Political Economy of Singapore's Industrialisation: National State and International Capital, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1989.

Siddique, S & Sholam, N Singapore's Little India, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1982.

Turnbull, C M A History of Singapore, 1819-1988, Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1992.



Hewison, Kevin Politics and Power in Thailand: Essays in Political Economy, Journal of Contemporary Asia Publishers, Manila, 1989.

Suehiro, Akira Capital Accumulation in Thailand, 1855-1985, Tokyo: The Centre for East Asian Cultural Studies, 1989.

Wright Jr, Joseph J The Balancing Act: A History of Modern Thailand, Bangkok: Asia Books, 1991.

Wyatt, David K Thailand: A Short History, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.



Duiker, William J, & Lockhart, Bruce Historical Dictionary of Vietnam, Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989.

Jamieson, Neil Understanding Vietnam, Berkeley: University of California, 1993.

Karnow, Stanley Vietnam: A History, London: Pengiun, 1984.

Kolko, Gabriel Vietnam: Anatomy of War 1940-1975, London: Allen & Unwin, 1986.

Lockhart, Greg Nation in Arms, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1989.

Porter, Gareth Vietnam: The Politics of Bureaucratic Socialism, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1993.

Turley, William S The Second Indochina War: A Short Political and Military History, Boulder, Co.: Westview Press, 1986.

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