The University Socialist Club And The Contest For Malaya: Tangled Strands Of Modernity by Edgar LiaoThe University Socialist Club And The Contest For Malaya: Tangled Strands Of Modernity by Edgar Liao

The University Socialist Club And The Contest For Malaya: Tangled Strands Of Modernity

byEdgar Liao, Cheng Tju LimEditorKah Seng Loh

Paperback | May 10, 2012

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Using a wealth of material including interviews, official documents, and student writings, the authors recount the rise of newly independent states in postwar Malaya and Singapore through the engagements of a left-wing group of university student activists. The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya brings to life various contemporary movements, including democratic, Marxist, socialist, ethnicity-based groups which seek to influence postcolonial Malaya, as well as their fluid relationships with one another, at a time when allies became enemies, and vice versa. An original and vital study, this volume delves into the complex mental worlds and historical milieu of political and student activism.
Loh Kah Seng is a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
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Title:The University Socialist Club And The Contest For Malaya: Tangled Strands Of ModernityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9089644091

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Table of Contents

The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya - 1Contents - 8Acknowledgments - 12List of Photographs - 16Abbreviations - 181 The Socialist Club and the Modernity Project - 202 Awake in the Bowl of Night - 423 The Fajar Trial - 624 Visionary of the Nation, Voice of Stifled Malayans - 825 A Beacon of Light on the Campus and Beyond - 1066 Frankly Partisan in the Struggle for Student Leadership - 1287 The Shadow over the Club - 1548 Resisting Malaysia, Swansong for Malaya - 1689 Long Night after Coldstore - 19210 In Defence of University Autonomy and Student Rights - 21011 Entwined Memories and Myths - 234Conclusion: Modernity in Singapore and Malaya Reconsidered - 256The University Socialists: Biographical Sketches - 266Timeline of Events - 282Notes - 288Bibliography - 326Index - 338