By Keat Gin Ooi
Southeast Asia: A old Encyclopedia, From Angkor Wat to East Timor is the most suitable and authoritative reference paintings protecting the background of the area, which is composed of Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines, and East Timor. geared up in a hassle-free, A–Z layout, with entries starting from short descriptions to expansive essays, this accomplished, pioneering three-volume paintings covers archaeology and prehistory, politics and tradition, socioeconomics, ethno-history, language, associations and firms, wars and conflicts, personalities, geography, religions and folklore, and environment.
A checklist of the book's a hundred thirty individuals reads like a "who's who" of well known Southeast Asianists, together with Barbara Watson Andaya, David Chandler, John Gullick, V. T. King, Milton Osborne, Anthony Reid, Nicholas Tarling, Robert H. Taylor, Anthony Milner, Wang Gungwu, etc. Writing for a nonspecialist viewers, their paintings offers impeccable scholarship and incisive research in a mode that's either informative and captivating.