Overview the Sumerian Empire
Southeast Asia did not develop civilizations similar to those in India and China until the 1st century. Then a small Vietnamese State developed in the Red River Valley. At about the same time the Kingdom of the Funan emerged in Cambodia. The State of Srivijaya was founded in the seventh century on the island of Sumatra. All of the civilizations that developed in Southeast Asia were effected to a larger or smaller degree by the civilizations of India, China and the Middle East.