A History of Malaysia (Google eBook)

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University of Hawaii Press, Jan 1, 2001 - History - 392 pages
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While several recent studies deal with the impact of colonial rule and Malaysia's spectacular economic transition, this book tracks developments from early times and identifies continuities as well as change.
  

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Contents

The Environment and Peoples of Malaysia
1
The Heritage of the Past
7
Early trade and the products of the Malay archipelago
11
Indian influence in the land of gold
15
Chinese trade and the rise of early Malay1ndonesian entrepôts
18
Srivijaya and its rivals
21
The bases of Srivijayas power
24
The weakening of Srivijayas authority
28
The plural society
177
Differing rates of development in the Protected States
184
The creation of the Federated Malay States
185
The expansion of British interests in Borneo
187
The incorporation of the northern Malay states into British Malaya
194
The inclusion of Johor under British rule
202
The new British Malaya
203
The Functioning of a Colonial Society 191941
210

two differing accounts
33
Melakas heritage
36
Melaka and its Heirs
39
In the tradition of Srivijaya
41
Reasons for Melakas success
44
The nature of the Melaka state
46
Melakas territorial expansion
52
Islam and the spread of Melaka culture
53
The Portuguese conquest of Melaka
58
Brunei Perak and Aceh
60
Thai influence in the northern Malay states
65
The Dutch and Johors ascendancy
71
The Demise of the Malay Entrepôt State 16991819
79
The consequences of regicide in Johor
80
Bugis influence in the Malay states
83
Developments in the Peninsula outside RiauJohor
88
Economic and political challenges in the eighteenthcentury
92
The growing influence of nonMalay groups in the Peninsula
96
Expansion of Bugis influence
100
EnglishDutch rivalry and the impact on Malay trade
102
The curtailment of Bugis power and the decline of Riau
105
The resurgence of the Thais and the establishment of Penang
110
The demise of the Malay entrepot state
112
New World is Created 181974
117
historiographical considerations
118
Relations between Siam and the northern Malay states
119
The treaty of 1824 and the division of the Malay world
125
The creation of new political units in Borneo
128
The campaign against piracy
133
Changing patterns of trade in the Malay states
136
Chinese domination of commercial agriculture and mining
139
ChineseMalay relations
143
Malay conflicts and Straits Settlements involvement
147
The debate on civilization
154
The Pangkor Treaty
157
The Making of British Malaya 18741919
160
The extension of British control
161
Resumption of the forward movement
167
The Residential system
174
Establishing the framework for an export economy
211
The tinindustry
214
Earh plantation crops
215
The rubber industry
217
The palm oil industry
219
Padi wetrice farming
220
Economic developments in North Borneo and Sarawak
222
Education under the colonial government
226
Education in Sarawak and North Borneo
241
Ethnicity and identity
243
Colonial government and the Malay rulers
247
Final years of Company and White Raja rule in Borneo
252
Negotiating a New Nation 194269
256
The Japanese Occupation and the immediate postwar years
257
The Malayan Union and the Federation of Malaya
264
The MCP and the Emergency
269
Independence
274
The Alliance
277
The formation of Malaysia
282
Maintaining the unity of the Federation
287
Growing ethnic tensions
290
Economic developments
293
Ethnic disturbances of May 1969 and Emergency Government
297
Restructuring Malaysia 19692000
301
Economic and social restructuring under the New Economic Policy
302
the eradication of poverty
303
removing the associationof ethnicity with economic function
310
From agriculture to manufacturing
316
National Development Policy and Vision 2020
318
Environmental costs of development
321
The shape of politics post1969
324
The Islamic factor
331
The Melayu Baru New Malay
333
Some Themes in Malaysian History
337
Notes
345
Further Reading
352
Glossary
372
Index
377
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Leonard Y. Andaya is Professor of History at the University of Hawai'i.

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