Alias Chin Peng: My Side Of History (Chinese Edition)
by Chin Peng (As Told To Ian Ward & Norma Miraflor)
About This Book
This remarkable and insightful memoir by former leader of former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng, now 78 and living in exile in Thailand, makes essential source material for any scholar or general reader concerned with the recent history of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, as well as anyone interested in guerilla movements. Chin Peng's story, as related to the husband-and-wife team of former journalist and publishing executive, sheds
new light on the complexities of the Japanese Occupation years 1942-45, the confused and often-corrupt British Malaya Administration period 1945-48, and the long "Emergency" years of guerrilla activity from 1948, and from which the 1989 peace accords finally emerged. While the point of view is of course that of a high-ranking Politburo official, Chin Peng's insights and rethinking of events offer not only much new information but also sensitive appreciation of the complexities of a period that still tends to be seen mainly through mists of "spin".
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