This second edition of a standard text first published twenty years ago incorporates the most recent research in the history of Malaysia from early times to the present day, giving special attention to the economic and cultural influences that have shaped Malaysian society. While a number of recent books deal with the impact of colonial rule and Malaysia's spectacular economic transition, this work is unique because it tracks developments from early times and identifies continuities as well as change. Combining the authors' specialist knowledge of pre-colonial sources with the most recent research, especially on post-independence Malaysia, this new edition will reinforce A History of Malaysia's position as the standard reference for all interested in the heritage of this culturally varied and economically dynamic country.
BARBARA WATSON ANDAYA is Professor in the Asian Studies Department at the University of Hawai'i. LEONARD Y. ANDAYA is Professor of History at the University of Hawai'i.
Acknowledgements Preface to the Second Edition Note on Spelling Abbreviations Maps Introduction: The Environment and Peoples of Malaysia The Heritage of the Past Melaka and its Heirs The Demise of the Malay Entrepot State, 1699-1819 'A New World is Created', 1819-74 The Making of 'British' Malaya, 1874-1919 The Functioning of a Colonial Society, 1919-1941 Negotiating a New Nation, 1942-1969 Restructuring Malaysia, 1969-2000 Conclusion: Some Themes in Malaysian History Notes and Further Reading Glossary Index
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