In Search of Southeast Asia: A Modern History
In Search of Southeast Asia explores the creative process by which Southeast Asians have been adapting their cultures to a world in change. Influences such as climate and ecology, science and technology are linked to the economic, social, political, and cultural dimensions of Southeast Asia's modern transformation.
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