Malaya - Between Two Terrors: "People's History" and the Malayan Emergency

Hack, Karl (2013). Malaya - Between Two Terrors: "People's History" and the Malayan Emergency. In: Gurman, Hannah ed. Hearts and Minds: A People's History of Insurgency. New York: The Free Press, pp. 17–49.

Abstract

This chapter discusses the problems and possibilities in relation to constructing a 'people's history' of insurgency. In so doing it employs oral history, statistics, reading government sources against the grain, and multiple neglected perspectives of villagers, insurgents and - equally important - ordinary anti-communist Chinese.

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