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Patriot Games: How British Nation-Building Colonialism Inspired the United States

Wen-Qing Ngoei

in Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter analyzes American responses to Britain’s nation-building policies in Malaya during the British campaign against the Malayan Communist Party (MCP), a struggle that London dubbed the ... More


Unfulfilled Potential: Malaya, 1948–1951

Rory Cormac

in Confronting the Colonies: British Intelligence and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199354436
eISBN:
9780199388257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354436.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter focuses on the Malayan Emergency from 1948 to 1960. This incident is often regarded as an example of successful counterinsurgency strategy from which lessons for later conflicts could be ... More


Manifest Fantasies: British-Malayan Counterinsurgency and Nation Building in U.S. Strategy

Wen-Qing Ngoei

in Arc of Containment: Britain, the United States, and Anticommunism in Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501716409
eISBN:
9781501716423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716409.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter revisits the Malayan Emergency to recover the outsize American fascination with Britain’s military triumph over the guerrillas of the Malayan Communist Party. It traces how U.S. ... More


Malayan Chinese Popular Memory: The Shaw Brothers Chinese-Language Films Directed by Wu Cun in Singapore

Wai-Siam Hee

in Remapping the Sinophone: The Cultural Production of Chinese-Language Cinema in Singapore and Malaya before and during the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528035
eISBN:
9789882204874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528035.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

The second chapter examines three Chinese-language films shot in Singapore by mainland Chinese director Wu Cun after the Second World War. Through close reading of these filmic texts, and reportage ... More


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