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Silenced Revolutionaries: Challenging the Received View of Malaya's Revolutionary Past

Abstract In the former British colony of Malaya, communism is a controversial subject that often invites significant scrutiny from government officials and pro-British scholars who describes the radical movement as a foreign conspiracy to dominate the small Southeast Asian nation. The primary goal of this thesis, therefore, is to reinterpret and revise the current established history of Malayan communism in a chronological and unbiased manner that would illustrate that the authoritative accounts of the movement was not only incomplete but was also written with explicit prejudice. The secondary goal of this thesis is to argue that the members of the Malayan Communist Party were actually nationalists who embraced leftist ideology as a means to fight a... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Ng, Sze-Chieh (Author) / Rush, James R (Advisor) / Mackinnon, Stephen R (Committee member) / Moore, Aaron S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Chin Peng / Malaya / Malayan Communist Party / Malaysia / MNLA / MPAJA
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 119 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. History 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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