Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South-East Asia

  • Paul H. Kratoska

Part of the Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia book series (SEESEA)

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The Japanese Occupation of Southeast Asia between 1941 and 1945 brought with it severe food shortages, largely arising from organizational failures and inadequate transportation. the nine essays in this volume examine the situation in food exporting countries such as Burma, Thailand and Vietnam, in food deficit areas such as Malaya, the Philippines and Java, and in Sarawak which was largely self-sufficient. Two essays examine in detail the famine that struck the Tonkin area of northern Vietnam in 1945.


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  • Paul H. Kratoska
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  1. 1.History of DepartmentNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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