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The Japanese occupation of Malaya : a social and economic history

Author: Paul H Kratoska
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Japan attacked British-ruled Malaya on 8 December 1941 as part of a wave of military actions that toppled the British, Dutch and American colonial regimes in Southeast Asia. Within seventy days, the conquest of Malaya was complete, and British forces in Singapore surrendered on 15 February 1942." "The three and a half years of Japanese rule are generally considered to mark a profound transition in the history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul H Kratoska
ISBN: 082481889X 9780824818890
OCLC Number: 35243489
Description: xxi, 404 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Studying the Occupation --
Note on Malay and Japanese orthography --
1. Malaya before the War --
2. The Beginning of the Occupation --
3. The Japanese Administration of Malaya --
4. Ethnic Policies --
5. Education and Propaganda --
6. The Economy --
7. Currency and Banking --
8. The Estate and Mining Industries --
9. Rationing and Food Production --
10. The End of the Occupation --
11. The Aftermath --
12. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Paul H. Kratoska.

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The three and a half years of Japanese rule in Malaya following the routing of the British, Dutch and Americans are generally considered to mark a profound transition in the history of the peninsula,  Read more...

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