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An 'Age of Commerce' in Southeast Asian History

Reid, Anthony


Since the end of World War II the study of Southeast Asia has changed unrecognizably. The often bitter end of colonialism caused a sharp break with older scholarly traditions, and their tendency to see Southeast Asia as a receptacle for external influences—first Indian, Persian, Islamic or Chinese, later European. The greatest gain over the past forty years has probably been a much increased sensitivity to the cultural distinctiveness of Southeast Asia both as a whole and in its parts....[Show more]

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Date published: 1990
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.1017/S0026749X00001153
Access Rights: Open Access


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