The origins of the Asian Cold War: Malaya 1948

  title={The origins of the Asian Cold War: Malaya 1948},
  author={Karl Hack},
  journal={Journal of Southeast Asian Studies},
  pages={471 - 496}
  • K. Hack
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Journal of Southeast Asian Studies
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 Party (MCP). They have instead argued that local factors precipitated violence, and that the MCP was relatively unprepared when the Emergency was declared. This article puts the international element back into the picture. It shows that the change from a ‘united front’ to a ‘two camp’ international… Expand
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