Colonial Armies In Southeast Asia

by Rettig, Tobias; Karl Hack (Eds.)

Colonial Armies In Southeast Asia

Price:  US$33.12   (SGD46.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 334 pages
Published:  2009, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780415486354
SB#:  045160 (106)

About This Book

Eleven specialist papers explore the rationale and roles of the military forces raised and maintained in Southeast Asia by its Colonial powers since the days of the Ming Empire. General issues of imperialism, local recruitment, and loyalty are addressed as well as the particular situations including: Ming Chinese colonial armies of the 15th century; locally recruited French forces of the late 19th Century in Cambodia and in Indochina; the Dutch Colonial Army in Indonesia 1890-1920; the Philippine Scouts and the mutiny of 1924; colonial forces in British Burma. The impact of the Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia 1941-1945 on British decolonisation and colonial forces are both discussed, followed by papers on post-Portuguese East Timor, and on colonial military in the memories of modern Malaysia and Singapore. Many fresh perspectives are cast onto modern history in Southeast Asia. With sketch maps, bibliographies and index.

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