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The Golden Peninsula: Culture and Adaptation in Mainland Southeast Asia has long been recognized as the best all-around introduction to the diverse cultural traditions found in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. First published in 1977, it continues to offer useful insights to students and travelers to the region. In five well-defined and succinct chapters, Professor Keyes, a leading specialist in the field, offers a jargon-free, copiously annotated synthesis of knowledge about the cultural history of tribal, Theravada Buddhist, and Vietnamese societies. He combines analysis of traditional cultural practices with examination of cultural conflict in the colonial and post-colonial periods. The book remains unique in providing a detailed examination of urban life as well as of life in rural communities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824816964
Subtitle:
Culture and Adaptation in Mainland Southeast Asia
Author:
Keyes, Charles F.
Author:
Keyes, Charles F.
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Location:
Honolulu :
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Asia, southeastern
Subject:
Asia, Southeastern Social conditions.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series:
Shaps Library of Asian Studies
Publication Date:
February 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.07x6.04x.93 in. 1.16 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Golden Peninsula: Culture and Adaptation in Mainland Southeast Asia has long been recognized as the best all-around introduction to the diverse cultural traditions found in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. First published in 1977, it continues to offer useful insights to students and travelers to the region. In five well-defined and succinct chapters, Professor Keyes, a leading specialist in the field, offers a jargon-free, copiously annotated synthesis of knowledge about the cultural history of tribal, Theravada Buddhist, and Vietnamese societies. He combines analysis of traditional cultural practices with examination of cultural conflict in the colonial and post-colonial periods. The book remains unique in providing a detailed examination of urban life as well as of life in rural communities.
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