#38 British Colonial Rule and the Resistance of the Malay Peasantry, 1900-1957, by Donald M. Nonini. 237 pp. (1992). Cloth, $30.00; paper, $17.00
The author synthesizes a large body of materials on peasant resistance to British rule on the Malayan peninsula. He delineates the forms the resistance took, and the emergence and internal differentiation of a “Malay” peasantry. Explanations for the “underdevelopment” of this peasantry are evaluated.
Reviewers’ Comments: “…a solid synthesis…. -Kenyalang
…well articulated….stimulating reading….pulls together a vast amount of material…” -William Case
#29 From Class to Culture: Social Conscience in Malay Novels since Independence, by David J. Banks. x, 200 pp. (1988). $17.00
Examines the role of the Malay novel in the development of Malay nationalism in the period since Malaysian independence.
Reviewers’ Comments: “…Banks hits the ball and scores what must be the decade’s outstanding critical homerun…” “…an exemplary attempt to understand a culture by listening to its most articulate members.” -I. R. Cruz, KINAADMAN