List of maps; Preface; 1. Southeast Asia, its peoples, and its history to 1800; 2. Southeast Asia, 1800-69; 3. European colonial expansion in Southeast Asia, 1869-1900; 4. South and East Asia in the nineteenth century; 5. The colonial regime at its zenith, 1900-39; 6. The rise of nationalism in East and South Asia, 1900-31; 7. Nationalism extends to Southeast Asia, 1908-39; 8. South and East Asia in the 1930s; 9. The Pacific war and its aftermath; 10. South, East, and Southeast Asia since 1945; Appendix; Index.