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By P Boomgaard

ISBN-10: 906718294X

ISBN-13: 9789067182942

Water, in its many guises, has continually performed a strong position in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies, and economies. those essays signify a huge variety of ways to the learn of Southeast Asia with water because the valuable subject matter. because it used to be uncovered to the ocean, the zone used to be extra obtainable to outdoor political, financial and cultural affects than many landlocked parts. quick access via sea routes additionally influenced alternate. although, an identical quick access made Southeast Asia susceptible to political regulate by means of robust outsiders. the ocean is, in addition, a resource of nutrition, but additionally of many risks. while, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are faced with and permeated by way of "water from heaven" within the type of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks, and swaps, water-driven energy crops, and pumped or piped water, as well as water as a service of sewage and toxins. eventually, the amount offers with the function of water in class structures, ideals, myths, disorder, and therapeutic.

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The early Muslim communities of Champa, together with those of Fujian and Guangdong, were linked into this network, which facilitated the spread of Islam. Vietnamese invasions, culminating in the fall of Vijaya in 1471, weakened the Chams, so contributing to the growth of an alternative passage. There was also an ‘eastern route’ running more or less directly south from South Fujian’s Quangzhou to Maluku and Timor. Ships threaded their way past the western coast of Luzon, through the Sulu Archipelago and the 20 Hall 1999:195-6; Bellwood 1996; Manguin 1993a; Wolters 1970; Das Gupta and Pearson 1987:’Introduction’; Reid 1993a:1-61; Kulke 1999; Ray 1999.

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Andaya 2000.  Miksic 1990:122; Pearson 2003:29; for more modern organizations see Bruijn 1990; Menard 1991.  Hall 1985:2-3 ; also Bronson 1977 and Hall 1999. 10 Any chief who controlled the river mouth could manipulate the exchange of inland goods, such as forest produce or gold, for imports like salt, metals or textiles. Pressure could then be exerted on peoples of the interior, and alliances forged. The resulting ‘partial hegemony through direct rule of only coastal plains and river mouths’ (Hall 1985:3) was the defining characteristic of such ‘dendritic’ or tree like polities (Christie 1995:270).

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