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The end of empire and the making of Malaya

Author: T N Harper
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1999 book is a general social and political history of Malaya, and one of the most important contributions to the history of decolonisation to appear in the past generation. Tim Harper's  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T N Harper
ISBN: 052159040X 9780521590402
OCLC Number: 154643468
Description: xviii, 417 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. 'On the Ruins of Melaka Fort' --
The momentum of the Malay world --
'A moral-forcing system' --
The passing of the Somerset Maugham era --
War and disorder --
The generation of 1945 --
2. The Malayan Spring --
'A new conception of empire'? --
The rehabilitation of social life --
Politics of health and welfare --
New Democracy and the '1946 towkay' --
A new dawn fades --
3. The Revolt on the Periphery --
The political economy of disruption --
Conservation and confrontation --
The sickle and the crescent moon --
The syndicalist challenge --
A revolution reconsidered --
4. Rural Society and Terror --
The official mind of counter-insurgency --
The inner politics of terror --
The domestication of the Malayan Chinese --
A new geography of the peninsula --
'A rule of benevolence' --
5. House of Glass --
The making of the modern Malaysian state --
The colonial economy under duress --
Labour and the new paternalism --
The twilight of the colonial town --
Civic life and the origins of a post-colonial bourgeoisie --
6. The Advent of the 'Bumiputera' --
The anatomy of poverty --
Stagnation and diversification --
Perceptions of development --
'Wake up and be active' --
The experience of the Orang Asli --
7. The Politics of Culture --
The quest for the 'Malayan' --
A revolution in communications --
Popular cultures in transition --
Sarong culture, yellow culture --
'Language is the soul of the nation' --
8. Making Citizens --
Experiments in democracy --
The crisis of Malayan politics --
Voices of resurgent Islam --
The path to the summit --
The soul of independence --
9. The Colonial Inheritance --
The end of empire and the making of Malaya --
'They do not understand' --
Realising independence --
The end of ethnicity? --
Authoritarianism and accountability.
Responsibility: T.N. Harper.

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