Southeast Asia in the Fifteenth Century:
The China Factor
Geoff Wade & Sun Laichen
This century is a period that's generally skipped over by historians because of the lack of documentary and inscriptional evidence. However, the academics who have contributed papers to this volume claim that this century laid the foundation for early modern Southeast Asia. The argument rests on developments such as the introduction of firearms, more intensive rice agriculture, Thai and Viet ceramic exports, Korean and Ryukyu contacts with Southeast Asia, the demise of Champa, the climax of Viet and northern Tai statecraft, the birth of the Melayu-Muslim kingship in Melaka and the creation of a new Muslim Javanese civilization on Java's north coast. Coincident with these changes, Ming China's engagement with Southeast Asia grew as a result of overland expansion into the Tai and Viet polities, state-sponsored maritime voyages, and private Chinese trade and migration to the region. 512 pages.
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