By P Boomgaard
Water, in its many guises, has consistently performed a strong function in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies, and economies. those essays symbolize a wide variety of techniques to the examine of Southeast Asia with water because the relevant subject. because it was once uncovered to the ocean, the zone was once extra available to outdoor political, monetary and cultural affects than many landlocked components. quick access via sea routes additionally motivated exchange. even if, a similar quick access made Southeast Asia prone to political regulate by way of powerful outsiders. the ocean is, in addition, a resource of foodstuff, but in addition of many dangers. whilst, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are faced with and permeated through "water from heaven" within the kind of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks, and swaps, water-driven energy vegetation, and pumped or piped water, as well as water as a service of sewage and pollutants. ultimately, the quantity offers with the position of water in class structures, ideals, myths, sickness, and therapeutic.
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Andaya 1999b. 24 As Reid (1993a:12) has observed ‘before the seventeenth century China was undoubtedly the most important market for Southeast Asian goods’. From the ninth to the fifteenth centuries, South Fujian’s port Quangzou became the centre of China’s maritime trade, overshadowing the more southerly Canton, although it was to be surpassed by Amoy (Xiamen) from the late 1600s. Reid suggests that the symbolic beginning of the fifteenth century commercial boom could be dated from the famous expeditions of the Chinese admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho) from 1405.
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A world of water: rain, rivers and seas in Southeast Asian histories by P Boomgaard