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  1. Seminar Reading 15 items
    Unless otherwise indicated, this material is available digitally. As a minimum, you should aim to read the following in advance of each seminar:
    1. Sem. One: Intervention in the Malay States, 1867-1914 1 item
    2. Sem. Two: Forward policy in Burma, 1852-1885 1 item
    3. Sem. Three: Informal empire: the case of Siam, 1855-1910 2 items
      1. See also chapter by Webster above.

    4. Sem. Four Freelance imperialism: the Brookes and Borneo, 1841-1941 1 item
    5. Sem. Five: British rule in Burma, 1886-1942 2 items
    6. Sem. Six: British rule in Malaya, 1896-1941 1 item
    7. Sem. Seven: Nationalism in Malaya and Burma to 1942 3 items
      1. Malay Nationalism, 1896-1941 - Radin Soenarno 1960

        Article Essential

      2. Some aspects of Burmese nationalism - T V Sathyamurthy

        Chapter Essential Chapter 2.

      3. See also chapter by Htin Aung, Maung above.

    8. Sem. Eight: Imperial defence and the Singapore naval base, 1919-1942 2 items
    9. Sem. Nine: The Second World War and the impact of the Japanese occupation, 1942-5 1 item
      1. The Japanese occupation of Malaya: interruption or transformation - Yoji Akashi

        Chapter Essential Chapter (pp.65-85) plus Notes (pp.86-90).

    10. Sem. Ten: Burma: British wartime planning, reoccupation, and independence, 1942-8 1 item
  2. Bibliography and essay questions 158 items
    The list of introductory and general reading is followed by 11 sections corresponding to titles in the course programme.
    1. NOTE: * indicates an especially important or useful work. Links to BJL classmarks have been provided. However, there is no substitute for checking the Library catalogue yourself. Please use the books and articles on the bibliography rather than website material which is often of little or no academic value.

    2. Introductory and general reading 48 items
      1. i) South-East Asia 22 items
        1. South East Asia: colonial history - Paul H. Kratoska 2001

          Book 

        2. The emergence of modern Southeast Asia: a new history - Norman G. Owen c2005

          Book 

        3. *Imperialism in Southeast Asia: a fleeting passing phase - Nicholas Tarling 2001

          Book Recommended

        4. Southeast Asia: a modern history - Nicholas Tarling 2001

          Book 

        5. The Cambridge history of Southeast Asia - Nicholas Tarling 1999

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        6. *The fall of imperial Britain in South-East Asia - Nicholas Tarling 1993

          Book Recommended

        7. Nations and states in Southeast Asia - Nicholas Tarling 1998

          Book 

        8. A history of South East Asia - Daniel George Edward Hall 1981

          Book 

        9. *A new history of Southeast Asia - M. C. Ricklefs 2010

          Book Recommended

        10. *In search of Southeast Asia: a modern history - David Joel Steinberg, David Porter Chandler 1987

          Book Recommended

        11. *Southeast Asia: past and present - D.R. SarDesai 1994

          Book Recommended

        12. *A history of modern Southeast Asia: Colonialism, nationalism, and decolonization - John Sturgus Bastin, Harry Jindrich Benda 1977

          Book Recommended

        13. Southeast Asia: an introductory history - Milton E. Osborne 2000

          Book 

        14. *Southeast Asia in war and peace: the end of European colonial empires - A J Stockwell

          Chapter Recommended

        15. *Southeast Asia in war and peace: the end of European colonial empires - A J Stockwell

          Chapter Recommended

      2. ii) Malaya 8 items
        1. A history of Malaysia - Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard Y. Andaya 1982

          Book 

        2. *A history of Malaysia - Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard Y. Andaya 2001

          Book Recommended

        3. A history of Malaysia - Barbara Watson Andaya 2016

          Book Recommended

        4. *Malaysia - J.M. Gullick 1969

          Book Recommended

        5. A history of Singapore, 1819-1988 - Constance M. Turnbull 1989

          Book 

      3. iii) Burma 6 items
        1. *A history of modern Burma - Michael W. Charney 2009

          Book Recommended

        2. A history of modern Burma - John Frank Cady 1958 [repr. with supplement] 1960

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        3. *A history of Burma - Maung Htin Aung 1967

          Book Recommended

        4. Burma - Frank Siegfried Vernon Donnison 1970

          Book 

        5. Burma - Daniel George Edward Hall 1960

          Book 

      4. iv) Journals 7 items
        1. The following are particularly relevant journals:

        2. Journal of Southeast Asian history - University of Malaya (Singapore), University of Singapore 1960- (electronic resource)

          Journal Recommended

        3. Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society - Royal Asiatic Society. Malaysian Branch

          Journal Recommended

        4. Please note: issues of a number of leading journals, including Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and Modern Asian Studies are now available online using the Library catalogue. Individual articles can be downloaded and either read on screen or printed out (or both!).

      5. v) Electronic resources 5 items
        1. The library has increasingly made relevant sources available online from the Library catalogue. The following are worth consulting:

        2. Journal articles are increasingly available online from the Library catalogue as well.

    3. Part I: Imperial expansion and colonial rule 109 items
      1. 1. Intervention in the Malay States, 1867-1914 29 items
        1. British intervention in Malaya, 1867-1877 - Cyril Northcote Parkinson 1964

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        2. Economics and empire, 1830-1914 - David Kenneth Fieldhouse 1973

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        3. *The protected Malay states 1874-1895 - Emily Sadka 1968

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        4. The British acquisition of Siamese Malaya (1896-1909) - Thomas A. Marks 1997

          Book 

        5. Swettenham - Henry Sackville Barlow 1995

          Book 

        6. A collection of treaties and other documents affecting the states of Malaysia - James de V. Allen, Anthony John Stockwell, Leigh R. Wright, Malaysia. Treaties, etc 1981

          Book 

        7. Sir Frank Swettenham's Malayan journals 1874-1876 - Frank Athelstane Swettenham, Peter L. Burns, Charles Donald Cowan 1975

          Book 

        8. The establishment of colonial regimes

          Chapter  1992 or 1999 edition.

        9. *The British “Forward Movement”, 1874-1914 - Malcolm Caldwell

          Chapter Recommended

        10. Sir John Anderson in Malaya, 1904-11 - Khoo Khay Kim

          Chapter 

      2. 2. Forward policy in Burma, 1852-1885 27 items
        1. *The making of modern Burma - Thant Myint-U. 2001

          Book Recommended Especially chapters 7 and 8.

        2. A history of modern Burma - John Frank Cady 1958 [repr. with supplement] 1960

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        3. A history of Burma - Maung Htin Aung 1967

          Book 

        4. *The making of Burma - Dorothy Woodman 1962

          Book Recommended

        5. *Economics and empire, 1830-1914 - D. K. Fieldhouse 1973

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        6. The Burma wars, 1824-1886 - George Bruce 1973

          Book 

        7. The annexation of Upper Burma - Damodar Prasad Singhal 1960

          Book 

        8. *British diplomacy and the annexation of upper Burma - Damodar Prasad Singhal 1981

          Book Recommended

        9. A narrative of the mission to the court of Ava in 1855 - Henry Yule, Hugh Russell Tinker 1968

          Book 

        10. The establishment of colonial regimes - Nicholas Tarling

          Chapter  1992 and 1999 editions.

      3. 3. Informal empire: the case of Siam, 1855-1910 23 items
        1. *Thailand: a short history - David Kent Wyatt 1984

          Book Recommended

        2. A history of Thailand - Christopher John Baker, Pasuk Phongpaichit 2005

          Book 

        3. East Asia: the modern transformation - John K. Fairbank, Edwin O. Reischauer, Albert M. Craig 1965

          Book 

        4. Economic change in Thailand, 1850-1970 - James Carlton Ingram 1971

          Book 

        5. Two views of Siam on the eve of the Chakri Reformation - Robert Laurie Morant, Nigel J. Brailey, Prisdang Prince of Siam 1989

          Book 

        6. *The Imperialism of Free Trade - John Gallagher, Ronald Robinson 1953

          Article Recommended

      4. 4. Freelance imperialism: the Brookes and Borneo, 1841-1941 25 items
        1. The white rajahs of Sarawak - Robert Payne 1986

          Book 

        2. James Brooke of Sarawak - Emily Hahn, James Brooke 1953

          Book 

        3. White rajah - Nigel Barley 2002

          Book 

        4. *Economic change in East Malaysia: Sabah and Sarawak since 1850 - Amarjit Kaur 1998

          Book Recommended

        5. Britain, the Brookes and Brunei - Nicholas Tarling 1971

          Book 

        6. The burthen, the risk and the glory: a biography of Sir James Brooke - Nicholas Tarling, Rajah of Sarawak Brooke, James 1982

          Book 

        7. *Rajah Charles Brooke: monarch of all he surveyed - Colin N. Crisswell 1978

          Book Recommended

        8. The origins of British Borneo - Leigh R. Wright 1970

          Book 

        9. Glimpses of Sarawak between 1912 and 1946: autobiographical extracts and articles of an officer of the Rajahs - John Beville Archer, Vernon L. Porritt, University of Hull 1997

          Book 

        10. *The name of Brooke: the end of white rajah rule in Sarawak - R.H.W. Reece 1982

          Book Recommended Please note: other copies are available - when you have displayed the full entry, click on the "Find other formats/editions" link.

        11. Masa Jepun: Sarawak under the Japanese 1941-1945 - Bob Reece, Sarawak Literary Society 1998

          Book 

      5. 5. British rule in Burma, 1886-1942 5 items
        1. See titles for topic 2, particularly by Cady and Htin Aung.

        2. The governance of modern Burma - J. S. Furnivall, Institute of Pacific Relations 1960

          Book 

        3. *The state in Burma - Robert H. Taylor 1987

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        4. *Colonial policy and practice: a comparative study of Burma and Netherlands India - J. S. Furnivall, Institute of Pacific Relations 1956

          Book Recommended

      6. 6. British rule in Malaya 1896-1941 0 items
    4. Part II: Asian nationalism and imperial contraction 0 items
      1. 7. Nationalism in Burma 0 items
      2. 8. Nationalism in Malaya 0 items
      3. 9. Imperial defence and the Singapore naval base, 1919-1942 0 items
      4. 10. The Second World War and the impact of the Japanese occupation, 1942-5 0 items
      5. 11. Burma: wartime planning, reoccupation, and independence, 1942-8 0 items
  3. Digitised content 2 items