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The University Socialist Club and the Contest for Malaya: Tangled Strands of Modernity
by Kah Seng Loh, Edgar Liao, Cheng Tju Lim and Guo Quan Seng
Amsterdam University Press, 2012
Paper: 978-90-8964-409-1 | eISBN: 978-90-485-1589-9
Library of Congress Classification DS610.6.U54 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.

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