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Tony Day

Cold War,’ writes Fernando. But was it the same ‘communism’ that threatened British colonial policy makers and Malayan Chief Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman? Was the chief threat to Malay political dominance in the emerging Federation of Malaysia, which would include Singapore, Chinese communism, or a

Ryan Whirty

, the author makes one point very clear: that British colonial policy did at least as much harm as good in north India. Of course, he notes, this is not unusual in human history. "Natural factors can induce dearth," he writes in the introductory chapter, "but it is human agency, more specifically the

Tiffany Trimmer

temporary labor migrants. By contrast, members of the Indian immigrant community in Malaya argued that a systemic shortsightedness of British colonial policy was preventing them from being recognized as the permanent imperial settlers they believed they were. In their eyes, British imperial “divide and

Disaster Ecologies

Land, Peoples and the Colonial Modern in the Gharb, Morocco, 1911-1936

Adam Guerin

; M. Boukhobza, Nomadisme et colonisation: analyse des mécanismes de destruction et de disparition de la société pastorale traditionnelle en Algérie (PhD diss. ehess , 1976 ). 10 M. Radhakrishna, Dishonoured by History: “Criminal Tribes” and British Colonial Policy (New York: Orient Blackswan

M. Lee Phillips, Anthony R. Walker, R. Selvaratnam and Clifford Sather

of the problem of race relations in Malaysia, the author points out that the British colonial policy of divide and rule con- verted a pre-colonial culturally homogeneous Malay society into a ethnically plural _ society. This resulted in an even population balance between the indigeneous Malay

Helen Dunstan

calls for the Sino-Manchu state to follow the enlightened British colonial policies that had allegedly procured “[Ire- land’s death] of political economy” and were in process of achieving similar results in India. 142 e lesson would seem to be that (eco- nomically) liberal principles that originated in


. However, it is used here only to reflect the thinking and policies of British colonial administration. (In the section five of the article, we discuss more critically the issue of ethnicity.) In the East African countries, British colonial policy created a tripartite racial system that constituted Asians

Kenneth R. Hall

policies in Burma and Malaysia, where the primary British concern was simply to hold these Southeast Asian possessions for strategic reasons. I thus hold that the study of British colonial policy and of the conse- quences of British rule to Southeast Asia and India are best understood as a whole. The

Craig J. Reynolds

, Culture of Ceylon in Mediaeval Times, 3 5. Io) Hans-Dieter Evers, "Buddhism and British Colonial Policy in Ceylon, Asian Studies (Quezon City), II, I (Apr. 1 964), 3 z S . II) G. H. Luce, Old Burma-Early Pagdn (Locust Valley, New York: J. J. Augustin, 1969-70), 107. Dedications of ricefields and slaves

Antonio L. Rappa

has been achieved through an active course of systematic social engineering of the ethnic climate, modifying the crude British colonial policy of "divide and rule" into a complex set of national policies of ethnic micro-management, seen in the HDB quota system. The policy uses racial ratios that limit