Shortlisted: 2003 'The Australian' Awards For Excellence in Educational Publishing. Category: Tertiary Education (wholly Australian) - Book Series (entered with Japan & Laos).
Professor Martin Stuart-Fox is Professor of History at the University of Queensland and an expert in Southeast Asian history and politics. As a journalist in Asia he covered, among other things, the Vietnam War. In his 25 years teaching on Asia he has contributed to numerous articles and chapters and has authored several books, including The Murderous Revolution: Life and Death in Pol Pot's Kampuchea, Laos: Politics, Economics and Society and A History of Laos. He is currently working on an evolutionary theory of history. Series Editor Milton Osborne has had an association with the Asian region for over 40 years as an academic, public servant and independent writer. He is the author of eight books on Asian topics, including Southeast Asia: An introductory history, first published in 1979 and now in its eighth edition, and, most recently, The Mekong: Turbulent Past, Uncertain Future, published in 2000.
"I cannot welcome this series warmly enough. It is sure to be a winner--and much needed." --Bill Bryson, author, In a Sunburned Country and A Walk in the Woods