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The Malayan emergency : a small, distant war, Souchou Yao

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The Malayan emergency : a small, distant war
Title
The Malayan emergency
Title remainder
a small, distant war
Statement of responsibility
Souchou Yao
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the first conflicts of the Cold War, the Malayan Emergency was a guerrilla war fought between Commonwealth armed forces and communist insurgents in Malaya from 1948 to 1960. Souchou Yao tells its story in a series of penetrating and illuminating essays that range across a vast canvas. Throughout the book runs a passionate concern for the lives and struggles of ordinary men and women in colonial Malaya. Here, the effect of counterinsurgency measures are captured by the anthropologist's art of ethnography and cultural analysis. Among the vignettes are an ethnographic encounter with a woman ex-guerrilla, and the author's remembrance of his insurgent-cousin killed in a police ambush. As such, this fascinating study examines the Emergency afresh, and in the process brings into focus issues not normally covered in other accounts: nostalgia and failed revolution, socialist fantasy and ethnic relations, and the moral costs of modern counterinsurgency."
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yao, Souchou
Dewey number
959.5104
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DS597
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Monograph series
Series volume
no. 133
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Malaya
  • Malaysia
  • HISTORY
  • Counterinsurgency
  • Malaya
  • Malaysia
Label
The Malayan emergency : a small, distant war, Souchou Yao
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On empire: a sleek and orderly retreat -- On communism: new person in a new era -- On violence: imperial policing and British counter-insurgency -- On revolutionary war: making peasants into revolutionaries -- On 'hearts and minds"-I: 'a warm and fuzzy war' -- On 'hearts and minds'-II: new villages and 'war by philanthropy' -- On the Malayan left: the MCP and the 'national question' -- On junglecraft: Britishness and the 'flaming East' -- On writing people's history: home-grown revolution
Control code
1046097059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788776946517
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046097059
Label
The Malayan emergency : a small, distant war, Souchou Yao
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-172) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On empire: a sleek and orderly retreat -- On communism: new person in a new era -- On violence: imperial policing and British counter-insurgency -- On revolutionary war: making peasants into revolutionaries -- On 'hearts and minds"-I: 'a warm and fuzzy war' -- On 'hearts and minds'-II: new villages and 'war by philanthropy' -- On the Malayan left: the MCP and the 'national question' -- On junglecraft: Britishness and the 'flaming East' -- On writing people's history: home-grown revolution
Control code
1046097059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9788776946517
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1046097059

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