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© 2000

An Economic History of Malaysia, c. 1800–1990

The Transition to Modern Economic Growth

Book

Part of the A Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia book series (MEHSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. John H. Drabble
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Premodern Economy

    1. John H. Drabble
      Pages 9-23
  4. The Formation of a Colonial Export Economy (c. 1800–1920)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. John H. Drabble
      Pages 27-48
    3. John H. Drabble
      Pages 49-75
    4. John H. Drabble
      Pages 76-88
    5. John H. Drabble
      Pages 89-106
    6. John H. Drabble
      Pages 107-117
  5. Depression, War and the Advent of Independence (1920–63)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. John H. Drabble
      Pages 121-148
  6. Towards a Newly-Industrialised Country (1963–90)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. John H. Drabble
      Pages 181-206
    3. John H. Drabble
      Pages 207-234
    4. John H. Drabble
      Pages 235-270
    5. John H. Drabble
      Pages 271-290
    6. John H. Drabble
      Pages 291-295
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 296-316

About this book

Introduction

An Economic History of Malaysia, c.1800-1990 , provides the first general history of the Malaysian economy over the past two centuries, including a survey of the pre-colonial era. A unique feature is that it integrates the historical experiences of Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak as a case study in the onset of modern economic growth. Particular attention is paid to explaining Malaysia's signal success in achieving a relatively smooth shift away from the primary commodity export economy of the colonial period to near-NIC status by 1990.

Keywords

bibliography economic growth economic history growth Malaysia trade

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

About the authors

John H. Drabble is Honorary Research Associate at the Department of Economic History, University of Sydney.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title An Economic History of Malaysia, c. 1800–1990
  • Book Subtitle The Transition to Modern Economic Growth
  • Authors John Drabble
  • Series Title A Modern Economic History of Southeast Asia
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230389465
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-55299-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-55300-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-38946-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 320
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Economic History
    Modern History
    Asian History
    Economic Growth
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Reviews

'I commend this book to all scholars of modern Southeast Asian history. For the first time, we have a book which places Malaysia's successful transition to modern economic growth within a longer historical perspective.' - Wang Gungwu, Director, East Asian Institute