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China and Southeast Asia: Historical Interactions

Describes the evolution of relationship between China and Southeast Asia and explores historical interactions. Deals with trading relations, political interactions in the maritime realm and overland, Chinese commerce in Southeast Asia, and China-Southeast Asian interactions during the age of European imperialism. Covers Hainan and its international trade, Ming China and Southeast Asia in the fifteenth century, and Siam-Chinese relations during the Thonburi period of King Taksin. Examines the rise of Chinese mercantile power in maritime Southeast Asia, Chinese communities in the Mekong delta in the eighteenth century, Chinese migrants in Burma, and revenue farming and the Chinese economy of colonial Southeast Asia.