There are quite a number of books that cover Western Asia (usually written as part of a 'history of the middle east') from a left wing perspective, but I feel that attention hasn't been afforded to other parts of Asia - particularly the South, East and Southeast regions. Perhaps I am mistaken. What books would you recommend in these subjects?
I have read A People's History of the World by Chris Harman which have dealt with these regions, as one would expect from a book attempting to cover all of the world. But that was a long time ago, and I don't remember much of any details from it.