Bunnag | Knipping | Chonchirdsin
Europe - Southeast Asia in the Contemporary World: Mutual Images and Reflections 1940s-1960s
The present book offers 15 contributions which are a second result of "joint research" undertaken by a group of historians from various universities in Europe and Southeast Asia. They concentrate on the era of change from colonialism to independence in Southeast Asia between the 1940s and the 1950s, focussing on mutual images and reflections of Europeans and Southeast Asians during that period. The common theme is the experience of and reaction to the colonial impact and the process of decolonisation.
Southeast Asian-European Relations after Formal Decolonization • France Facing Indochina: Images and Misunderstandings o If European Integration had Stumbled at Dien Bien Phu? • Britain"s Relations with Burma, Malaya and Thailand 1945–48 • The Thailand-Burma ‘Death Railway‘ in Thai History • Foreign Advisers and the Modernization of Thai Economics (1868–1910) • The Influence of Western Democratic Ideology on the ‘New Regime‘ in Siam • Repercussions of the Asia-Pacific War on Independence Movements in Indonesia • The Political Economy of Realignment in Indonesia during the Sukarno Period • Indonesia"s Foreign Policy and Trade, 1957–1965 • The Western Mercantile Community and the Maintenance of Penang"s Free Port Status, c. 1930–1957 • The Genesis of Socio-Political Consciousness in Sabah • The Insurance Industry in Malaya • Minorities in the Transition from Colonalism to Independence in Southeast Asia • The French Image of Cambodia and the Emergence of Modern Khmer Novel