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"Iron Claws on Malaya": The Historiography of the Malayan Emergency
This article addresses the historiography of the Malayan Emergency (1948–60). It does so by challenging two archetypal works on the conflict: those of Anthony Short and Richard Stubbs. These argueExpand
The Malayan Emergency as Counter-Insurgency Paradigm
  • K. Hack
  • Political Science
  • 1 June 2009
Abstract The Malayan Emergency of 1948–60 has been repeatedly cited as a source of counter-insurgency lessons, with debate over the relative importance of coercion, ‘winning hearts and minds’, andExpand
Defence and Decolonisation in South-East Asia: Britain, Malaya and Singapore 1941-1967
Part I Background: 1 frameworks - policy making metropolitan politics economic benefits economic constraints and strategy strategic concepts 2 1942 and "the lessons' of Singapore": the fall ofExpand
Colonial Armies in Southeast Asia
Colonial Armies were the focal points for some of the most dramatic tensions inherent in Chinese, Japanese and Western clashes with Southeast Asians. In this volume, an internaitonal team of scholarsExpand
The Bridge on the River Kwai and King Rat : protest and ex-prisoner of war memory in Britain and Australia
[Opening]. Two important films depicted the prisoner of war (POW) experience under the Japanese in the first two decades after World War II: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and King Rat (1965).Expand
The long march to peace of the Malayan Communist Party in southern Thailand
This chapter traces the history of the MCP from its arrival in southern Thailand in the 1950s, through to its final, negotiated peace with the Malayan and Thai Governments in December 1989.
British and Communist Crises in Malaya: A Response to Anthony Short
What if Henry Gurney had not been killed? Didn't the Mentri Mentri Besar ask to exclude Chinese from a meeting? By such questions, Anthony Short evokes a counterfactual world in which Gurney survivedExpand
Dialogues with Chin Peng: New light on the Malayan communist party
Chin Peng is the longest-serving Secretary-General of a Communist Party, having served continuously from 1947 to present. He led his party into the Malayan Emergency, and latterly to a new peaceExpand
Everyone lived in fear: Malaya and the British way of counter-insurgency
Recent research on Palestine, Kenya, and Malaya has emphasised the coercive nature of ‘Britain's dirty wars’. Abuses have been detailed and a self-congratulatory Cold War-era account of BritishExpand
The origins of the Asian Cold War: Malaya 1948
  • K. Hack
  • History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 1 September 2009
From the 1970s most scholars have rejected the Cold War orthodoxy that the Malayan Emergency (1948–60) was a result of instructions from Moscow, translated into action by the Malayan Communist PartyExpand