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 colo...
Series: NIAS Monographs
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: NIAS Press (May 31, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2932681
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Growing up in the UK in the 50's my understanding of the Malayan emergency was a straightforward narrative of a communist uprising which was successfully put down by the British armyWorking in Malaysia at the turn of the 21st century, I met people w...
. 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.