Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism And Political Identity In Southeast Asia


by Reid, Anthony

Imperial Alchemy: Nationalism And Political Identity In Southeast Asia

Price:  US$51.20   (SGD64.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 248 pages
Published:  2010, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780521694124
SB#:  052883 (103)

About This Book

There is no doubt that attempts to discern or define Southeast Asia's national and/or political identities lead to quagmires. But the noted historical Anthony Reid here traces the evolution of some of the area's nationalist and political identities through the interplay of migrations, colonial governments, and mercantile and religious ingress to the post-WWII restructurings of political systems. The changing historical situations of Chinese diaspora, Melayu, Acehnese, Batak and Kadazan/Dusun identities and minorities are considered in some detail. In the final chapter some of the trans-national developments of recent years are reviewed in the light of the national political structures inherited from the past. With glossary, bibliography and index.


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