© 1996

Southeast Asia: A Ten Nation Region

  • Ashok K. Dutt

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. P. P. Karan, W. A. Bladen
    Pages 27-40
  3. Allen G. Noble
    Pages 41-56
  4. D. R. Sardesai
    Pages 57-64
  5. Antonia Hussey
    Pages 65-94
  6. Ashok K. Dutt, Naghun Song
    Pages 95-116
  7. Ashok K. Dutt, Anupa Mukhopadhyay, Adrien G. Humphreys
    Pages 117-134
  8. Robert E. Huke
    Pages 153-176
  9. Ashok K. Dutt
    Pages 213-232
  10. Ashok K. Dutt, Anupa Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 243-266
  11. Alden Cutshall, Anindita Parai
    Pages 267-290
  12. Ashok K. Dutt, Anindita Parai
    Pages 307-320
  13. Ashok K. Dutt
    Pages 329-334

About this book


This book introduces the ten nation region of Southeast Asia: The main themes of the book are diversity, differential development and changing socio-economic and political setting affecting these characteristics in the 1990s. The nations of Southeast Asia have different languages, three dominant religions - Buddhism, Islam and Christianity, varied levels of economic development that range from bare agricultural subsistence to highly urbanized and highly developed. The historically based core areas of these countries have evolved on their own. Moreover, the effects of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, and Western cultures have been experienced differently in different nations at different times in their histories. This book is intended to be understood by all those who want an initial introduction to Southeast Asia. As many aspects of the book are the result of an in-depth research, carried out by the contributing authors, it is also a valuable reference. The contributing authors have portrayed the basic spatial aspects of the region as well as their relevance in the 1990s based in novel ways and through original interpretations. All fIrst and some second authors of chapters are professors. All but one have Ph. Os. Most contributing authors are geographers but with different sub-specialties: P. P.


China Laos Malaysia Nation Thailand Vietnam environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Ashok K. Dutt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geography and PlanningThe University of AkronAkronUSA

Bibliographic information


`This book is a multi-disciplinary text and contains the most up[dated information for the region of Southeast Asia. It is of great use and importance to social scientists, researchers and practitioners in planning, physical, human, economic, cultural, political geography as well as policy analysts. ... highly recommended for libraries and for reference.'
Bulletin of Asian Geography, 22:1 (1997)