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An Economic History of Malaysia, c. 1800–1990

The Transition to Modern Economic Growth

  • John H. Drabble

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

  • John H. Drabble
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • 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
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-55300-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-38946-5
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