Blood and Silk

Blood and Silk Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

Revised edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

'A lively and learned guide to the politics, personalities and conflicts that are shaping a dynamic group of countries' FINANCIAL TIMES
'A fascinating and many-layered portrait of Southeast Asia' THANT MYINT-U

Why are the region's richest countries such as Malaysia riddled with corruption? Why do Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines harbour unresolved violent insurgencies? How do deepening religious divisions in Indonesia and Malaysia and China's growing influence affect the region and the rest of the world?

Thought-provoking and eye-opening, Blood and Silk is an accessible, personal look at modern Southeast Asia, written by one of the region's most experienced outside observers. This is a first-hand account of what it's like to sit at the table with deadly Thai Muslim insurgents, mediate between warring clans in the Southern Philippines and console the victims of political violence in Indonesia - all in an effort to negotiate peace, and understand the reasons behind endemic violence.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474602037
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 959.05
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xvii, 344
Weight: 294g
Height: 154mm
Width: 100mm
Spine width: 24mm