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.

chapter 1|20 pages

Dimensions of Decolonization

chapter 3|17 pages

The Economic Impact of Decolonization in Southeast Asia

Economic Nationalism and Foreign Direct Investment, 1945-1965

chapter 6|22 pages

The Indonesian Revolution and the Fall of the Dutch Empire

Actors, Factors, and Strategies

chapter 9|19 pages

The "Grand Design"

British Policy, Local Politics, and the Making of Malaysia, 1955-1961

chapter 10|19 pages

Making Malaya Safe for Decolonization

The Rural Chinese Factor in the Counterinsurgency Campaign

chapter 12|16 pages

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Trusteeship, and U.S. Exceptionalism

Reconsidering the American Vision of Postcolonial Vietnam

chapter 15|16 pages

Between SEATO and ASEAN

The United States and the Regional Organization of Southeast Asia

chapter 16|11 pages

Parable of Seeds

The Green Revolution in the Modernizing Imagination