Life and Culture in East and Southeast Asia
East and Southeast Asia has long been a powerful player in the world trading system. Whether it's spices like pepper, textiles, rubber, or microprocessors, this region has much to offer the world, including its amazing cultures. Home to many ethnic groups and some of the world's biggest and smallest countries, the region has produced a unique array of cultural traditions. This book's accessible narrative helps readers understand how geographic features, immigration patterns, and emerging technologies have informed the area's traditions. Full-color images showcase the best of East and Southeast Asia's vibrant cultural contributions.