Accession Number : ADA318318

Title :   Southeast Asian Studies. Vol. II, No. 2, 1964,

Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Kenkyu, Tonan A.

PDF Url : ADA318318

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : It is an indisputable fact that the history of various peoples in the continental Southeast Asia, i.e. the Indochinese peninsula, is determined, with few exceptions, by the movements of peoples from north to south. Waves after waves of peoples moved into this peninsula from the inner part of the Asian continent; the Southeast Asia has served as the path of various peoples. In view of these facts a number of questions may be raised: (1) The southward migration of various peoples was due to the attraction of productive resources in the tropical zone; (2) The principal route of migration was from India to Southern China, and the migration toward Southeast Asia was a secondary phenomenon. The temperate vegetation zone extending from the eastern Himalayas, Yun-Kwei plateau, and Southwest Japan probably was the 'home' of the ways of living now prevailing in Southeast Asia. Can we find one of the original models of the culture of the rice growing people in the temperate zone?; (3) Was the migration to Southeast Asia caused by the pressure of the Chinese people and civilization? In other words, can we say that the southward migration of peoples was not so much due to the attraction of the tropical zone as the desire to escape from the pressure of the Chinese people in the North.

Descriptors :   *HISTORY, *MIGRATION, *SOUTHEAST ASIA, INDIA, TROPICAL REGIONS, VEGETATION, SOUTH(DIRECTION), CHINA, TEMPERATE REGIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE