Red Star Over Malaya: Resistance And Social Conflict During And After The Japanese Occupation Of Malaya 1941-1946


by Cheah Boon Kheng

Red Star Over Malaya: Resistance And Social Conflict During And After The Japanese Occupation Of Malaya 1941-1946

Price:  US$29.26   (SGD38.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 416 pages
Published:  2012, Singapore, 4st Edition
ISBN:  9789971695088
SB#:  053210 (130)

About This Book

Red Star Over Malaya is an account of the inter-racial conflicts between Malays and Chinese during the final stages and the aftermath of the Japanese occupation. As Japanese forces retreated into the big cities, the Chinese guerrillas of the communist-led resistance movement, the Malayan People's Anti-Japanese Army (MPAJA), emerged from the jungle and took control of some 70 per cent of the country's smaller towns and villages. The ensuing conflict involving the Malayan Communist Party, the Malay population, and the British Military Administration marked a crucial stage in the history of Malaya. Based on extensive archival research in Malaysia, Great Britain, Japan and the United States, Red Star Over Malaya provides a riveting account of the way the Japanese occupation reshaped colonial Malaya, and of the tension-filled months that followed surrender. This book is fundamental to an understanding of social and political developments in Malaysia during the second half of the 20th century.


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