1st Edition

The Transformation of Southeast Asia International Perspectives on Decolonization

Edited By Ronald W. Pruessen, Marc Frey, Tan-Tai Yong Copyright 2003

    Providing the basis for a reconceptualization of key features in Southeast Asia's history, this book examines evolutionary patterns of Europe's and Japan's Southeast Asian empires from the late 19th century through to the 1960s.

    1: Dimensions of Decolonization; 2: The Impact of World War II on Decolonization; 3: The Economic Impact of Decolonization in Southeast Asia; 4: Monarchy and Decolonization in Indochina; 5: France and the Associated States of Indochina, 1945-1955; 6: The Indonesian Revolution and the Fall of the Dutch Empire; 7: Theories and Approaches to British Decolonization in Southeast Asia; 8: British Attitudes and Policies on Nationalism and Regionalism; 9: The Grand Design; 10: Making Malaya Safe for Decolonization; 11: Nationalism in the Decolonization of Singapore; 12: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Trusteeship, and U.S. Exceptionalism; 13: The United States and Southeast Asia in an Era of Decolonization, 1945-1965; 14: John Foster Dulles and Decolonization in Southeast Asia; 15: Between SEATO and ASEAN; 16: Parable of Seeds; 17: Afterword The Limits of Decolonization


    Marc Frey, Ronald W. Pruessen, Tan Tai Wong,