Nation Building: Five Southeast Asia

Nation Building: Five Southeast Asia

Wang Gungwu

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812303172

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The book addresses questions such as: how should historians treat the earlier pasts of each country and the nationalism that guided the nation-building tasks? Where did political culture come in, especially when dealing with modern challenges of class, secularism and ethnicity? What part do external or regional pressures play when the nations are still being built? The authors have thought deeply about the issues of writing nation-building histories and have tried to put them not only in the perspective of Southeast Asian developments of the past five decades, but also the larger areas of historiography today.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 500
Author Biography:Wang Gungwu is Director, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Asia / Southeast Asia History
Page count: 298
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20050808

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