Southeast Asia: A Historical Encyclopedia, from Angkor Wat to East Timor, Volume 1 (Google eBook)
Keat Gin Ooi
ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2004 - History - 1791 pages
This reference work explores the history of the region that consists of Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Phillippines and East Timor. It covers topics including archaeology and prehistory and politics and culture.
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Finally, an encyclopedia devoted to the history of a geographic region that has received little attention in reference literature. Ooi (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang) and his posse of 130 ... Read full review
Willem Wolters analysis and narration of the Philippine-American War is by far a classic pro-American view. Although it mentions some facts and figures, it fails to make a critical analysis of the war itself - its objectives and the real impact of this war in terms of the number of Filipino casualties. The fact of the matter is, more than 1,000,000 Filipinos were killed during this war. No atrocities against the Filipinos were mentioned but only a testament that America had "the upperhand" because they were "well trained" and Filipinos were not. There is no question about this statement, for America sent their troops to the Philippines not to wave white flags of peace but to wage war. And, yes, resistance came with a cost and what an inconvenience it was for America. As far as American war history is concerned, this was their FIRST biggest war outside the Americas and perhaps second only to Vietnam in terms of native casualties.So little of this war is written in the wider academic research because it was certainly not one of their glorious moments; Filipinos do not fall under the wider category of threat against American values or lifestyle in which their justification of war usually revolve around. Hence, an embarrassment to American history.