South East Asia, Colonial History: Peaceful transitions to independence (1945-1963)

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Paul H. Kratoska
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - Asia, Southeastern - 440 pages
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The six volumes that make up this unique set provide an extensive overview of colonialism in South-East Asia. In the majority of cases, authors chosen were specialists writing about their individual areas of expertise, and had first-hand experience in the region. Outline of contents: * I. Imperialism before 1800 [Edited by Peter Borschberg] * II. Empire-Building in the Nineteenth-Century * III. High Imperialism * IV. Imperial Decline: Nationalism and the Japanese Challenge * V. Peaceful Transitions to Independence * VI. Independence through Violent Struggle
 

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Contents

Burma
9
British blue print1 for Burma
25
reconquest and after
42
Nationalism in British colonial Burma
57
The new nation of Burma
72
Burma stands alone
90
Malaya
121
the proposed new constitution
138
Constitutional change in Malayas plural society
231
Malaya the new nation
245
Status of British Borneo
281
The troubled birth of Malaysia
309
Malaysia
327
The Philippines
359
Note on the Philippine elections
375
Philippines
382

Reactions to the Malayan union
155
The communist uprising in Malaya
180
Policy for Malaya 1952
203
The republic of the Philippines
401
Siam
423
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