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A Short History of China and Southeast Asia: Tribute, Trade and Influence (A Short History of Asia series)
A Short History of China and Southeast Asia: Tribute, Trade and Influence (A Short History of Asia series) Martin Stuart-Fox 1864489545 9781864489545 China, the worlds most populous nation, has always exerted great influence on the traditional kingdo
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A Short History of China and Southeast Asia: Tribute, Trade and Influence (A Short History of Asia series) by Martin Stuart-Fox

China, the worlds most populous nation, has always exerted great influence on the traditional kingdoms and modern states of Southeast Asia. Today, history and culture continue to shape the modern relationship.In this concise volume, Martin Stuart-Fox charts the history ofrelations between China and Southeast Asia across two millennia,examining patterns of diplomacy, commercial networks, and migration, andexplaining how these have varied over time. He shows how Chinastraditional world view was disrupted by the modern order of sovereignnation states, how the country struggled to adapt through its centuryof humiliation from the opium wars to the proclamation of the PeoplesRepublic in 1949 and how, since then, China has sought to restore itsstanding in the world.A Short History of China and Southeast Asiais a fascinating accountof imperial ambition, internal collapse and revival, cultural andcommercial striving, war and revolution. Here, the Middle Kingdomplays its role on the world stage, from the beginnings of its history toits growing contest with the USA for dominance of the Asian region.An important insight into the complicated history of thefastest-growing region in the world. to its growing contest with the USA for dominance of the Asian arena.A title in the new series edited by Milton Osborne.

Author: Martin Stuart-Fox

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 292

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publication Date: 2003-11-01

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ISBN: 1864489545


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