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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


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


Tropical transitions in colonial counter-insurgency: From Malayan Emergency to post-colonial partnership

Karl Hack

in At the End of Military Intervention: Historical, Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Transition, Handover and Withdrawal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198725015
eISBN:
9780191792472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725015.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter asks how far ‘colonial transitioning’ can provide insights for contemporary conflicts. It demonstrates how ‘transitioning’ in the Malayan Emergency of 1948–60 was deep-rooted, with key ... More


The Police Must be Part of the People and the People Part of the Police1: Policing in the Malayan Emergency, 1948–60

Kumar Ramakrishna

in Policing Insurgencies: Cops as Counterinsurgents

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198094883
eISBN:
9780199082896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198094883.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role played by the Malayan police in the ultimately successful campaign against the Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) guerrillas during the first Malayan Emergency (1948–60). ... 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


Population Models and Counterinsurgency Strategies

Dominic D. P. Johnson and Joshua S. Madin

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The quantitative tools of ecology can be useful in exploring the dynamics of terrorist or insurgent populations. This chapter uses data on two insurgencies (the Iraq War and the Malayan Emergency) to ... More


Merdeka for Malaya: Imagining Independence across the British Empire

Tom Rice

in The Colonial Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407205
eISBN:
9781474430487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407205.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In his chapter on ‘Merdeka for Malaya: Imagining Independence Across the British Empire’, Tom Rice explores how this film produced by the Malayan Film Unit in 1957 portrays Malaya’s path to ... More


Crisis and Cooperation

Thomas K. Robb and David James Gill

in Divided Allies: Strategic Cooperation against the Communist Threat in the Asia-Pacific during the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741845
eISBN:
9781501741869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741845.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses events in Malaya and Korea, which, when viewed together, help explain progress toward closer cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific. The United States, United Kingdom, ... More


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