Contending with Nationalism and Communism

British Policy Towards Southeast Asia, 1945–65

  • Authors
  • Peter Lowe

Part of the Global Conflict and Security since 1945 book series (GCON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Peter Lowe
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter Lowe
    Pages 12-41
  4. Peter Lowe
    Pages 158-187
  5. Peter Lowe
    Pages 246-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-312

About this book


This volume provides a lucid, concise analysis of the development of British policy in Southeast Asia in the twenty years following the defeat of Japan. The principal themes concern nationalism and communism and how Britain worked to achieve accommodation with nationalism while containing communist challenges.


bibliography China communism democracy Indonesia Japan Laos Malaysia Thailand Vietnam

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-35734-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-23493-2
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