The Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore, 1941-45: A Social and Economic History

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NUS Press, 2018年4月30日 - 446 頁
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 Japanese forces invaded Malaya on 8 December 1941 and British forces surrendered in Singapore 70 days later. Japan would rule the territory for the next 3½ years. Early efforts to maintain pre-war standards of comfort gave way to a grim struggle for survival as the vibrant economy ground to a halt and residents struggled to deal with unemployment, shortages of consumer goods, sharp price rises, a thriving black market and widespread corruption. People were hungry, dressed in rags, and falling victim to treatable diseases for which medicines were unavailable, and there was little reason to hope for better in the future.

Using surviving administrative papers, oral materials, intelligence reports and post-war accounts by Japanese officers, this book presents a picture of life in occupied Malaya and Singapore. It shows the impact of war and occupation on a non-belligerent population, and creates a new understanding of the changes and the continuities that underlay the post-war economy and society. 

The book was first published in 1998 and is now re-issued in new edition that incorporates information from newly translated Japanese documents and other recent discoveries. 

 

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01 Introduction
1
02 Malaya Before the War
10
03 The Beginning of the Occupation
23
04 The Japanese Administration of Malaya
55
05 Ethnic Policies
94
06 Education and Propaganda
125
07 The Economy
161
08 Currency and Banking
211
09 The Estate and Mining Industries_revised
229
10 Rationing and Food Production_revised
250
11 The End of the Occupation
289
12 The Aftermath
314
13 Conclusion
354
14 Bibliography
367
15 Index
391
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Paul H. Kratoska formerly taught history at Universiti Sains Malaysia and the National University of Singapore. He is Publishing Director of NUS Press.

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