Malaysia : The Making of a Nation / Cheah Boon Kheng.

  • De Gruyter Asian Studies Backlist (2000-2014) eBook Package ; ISBN: 9783110649772
  • De Gruyter ISEAS Publishing ebook Package Backlist 2000-2014 ; ISBN: 9783110606683
  • De Gruyter ISEAS eBook Package Backlist 2000-2015 ; ISBN: 9783110663006
Other titles
  • Making of a nation
  • Singapore : ISEAS Publishing [2002]
Physical description
1 online resource (264 p.)
  • 981-230-514-9
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-255) and index.
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
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  • Frontmatter -- Contents -- Glossary -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction / Gungwu, Wang -- CHAPTER ONE. 1945-57. Malay Dominance and the Making of a "Malay" Nation-State -- CHAPTER TWO. 1957-2001. The "Bargain" and Contesting Nationalisms -- CHAPTER THREE. 1957-70. "Pluralism" in Nation-Building during the Tunku's Administration -- CHAPTER FOUR. 1970-76. Malay Dominance, Economic Integration and National Unity under Tun Razak -- CHAPTER FIVE. 1976-81. National Unity and Islamic Fundamentalism under Hussein Onn -- CHAPTER SIX. 1981-2001. The Changing Face of Mahathir's Nationalism and Nation-Building -- CHAPTER SEVEN. Epilogue -- Chronology -- Bibliography -- Index -- THE AUTHOR
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  • This is an account of the contest between Malay ethno-nationalism and Malaysian nationalism in the making of the Malaysian nation. In spite of Malay dominance in Malaysia, the author argues, the country has not become a "Malay nation-state". This process has been checked by the rival forces of multi-ethnic "Malaysian nationalism" in peninsular Malaysia and the contesting nationalisms and communalism of the other indigenous communities, or bumiputra, in the East Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. The study focuses on Malaysia's four Prime Ministers as nation-builders, observing that each one of them when he became Prime Minister was transformed from being the head of the Malay party, UMNO, to that of the leader of a multi-ethnic nation. Each began his political career as an "exclusivist" Malay nationalist but eventually ended up re-inventing himself as an "inclusivist" Malaysian nationalist.

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University of Bath Library: Level 5 959.505 KHE
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University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library
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University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library
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University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library DS597 CHE 7 day loan: vacation loan
British Library: Lending Collection m03/14659
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YA.2002.a.30128
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Seeley Historical Library: Main Library DS597.2 .C477 2002
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University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library (RHO) C02.R01001
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University of York Libraries: University Library: Morrell - Ordinary Q 59.5 CHE