Lecture_1_What_is_Southeast_Asia

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What is What is Southeast Southeast Asia? Asia? Asia 461: Political Economy of SE Asia
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Countries of SE Asia Countries of SE Asia Indonesia Philippines Cambodia Malaysia Singapore Burma (Myanmar) Brunei Darrusalam Vietnam Lao PDR Thailand - some include East Timor (Timor-Leste) Diversity!! Diversity!!
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Population • an area of approx. 4,000,000 km² (1.6 million sq miles). • in 2004, almost 600 million people lived in the region • 240 million in Indonesia (with 114 million on the island of Java)
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Significance of: - Mountains - Rivers/water Rivers/water -Sea - Island vs. mainland - Highland vs. lowland
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• Nanyang • Historical linkages – China, India, Middle East • Significance of trade • A pre-modern region? – religion (Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam), learning, trade Why “Southeast Asia”? Before the Europeans?
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Colonial Experience? • Malaysia (Britain) • Burma (Britain) • Brunei (Britain) • Singapore (Britain) • Philippines (US) •Laos (France) •Cambodia (France) •Vietnam (France) •Indonesia (Dutch) •Thailand (not colonized)
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Why “Southeast Asia” II? • The term for the region in English is said to have been first
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course ASIA 460 taught by Professor Hewison during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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