By P Boomgaard
Water, in its many guises, has constantly performed a strong function in shaping Southeast Asian histories, cultures, societies, and economies. those essays symbolize a large variety of techniques to the research of Southeast Asia with water because the crucial topic. because it used to be uncovered to the ocean, the quarter was once extra available to open air political, financial and cultural affects than many landlocked parts. quick access via sea routes additionally motivated alternate. notwithstanding, a similar quick access made Southeast Asia susceptible to political regulate by way of powerful outsiders. the ocean is, additionally, a resource of nutrients, but in addition of many risks. even as, Southeast Asian societies and cultures are faced with and permeated through "water from heaven" within the type of rain, flash floods, irrigation water, water in rivers, brooks, and swaps, water-driven strength crops, and pumped or piped water, as well as water as a provider of sewage and pollutants. eventually, the quantity offers with the function of water in class platforms, ideals, myths, disease, and therapeutic.
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