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War and Memory in Malaysia and Singapore

War and Memory in Malaysia and Singapore

Description

Author: P Lim Pui Huen (Editor), Diana Wong (Editor)

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Year: 2000

ISBN: 978-9812300379

This volume consists of selected papers presented at a workshop on War and Memory in Malaysia and Singapore to commemorate the 50th anniversary of World War II, plus two additional papers. The papers reveal the importance of oral history where documentary records are lacking.

The excavation of memory covering classes, communities of memory, deeply layered and richly textured, especially because of the complex nature of society in Malaysia and Singapore. As the generation of those who fought in the war and suffered as its victims is gradually passing, this volume of reflections on war and memory is timely.

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