Book The Japanese occupation of Borneo, 1941-45 / Ooi Keat Gin.
Publication year: 2011.
Call Number D767.99.B5 O58 2011
Media class: Book
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ;New York : Routledge
ISBN: 9780415456630 0415456630
Series title: Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia ; v. 65
Extent: xxii, 199 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
"This book surveys Borneo under Western colonialism, examines pre-war Japanese interests in Borneo, and analyses the Japanese military invasion and occupation. It goes on to consider the nature of Japanese rule in Borneo, contrasting the different regimes of the Imperial Japanese Army, which ruled the north, and the Navy, which ruled the south. A wide range of issues are discussed, including the incorporation of the economy in the Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere and the effects of this on Borneo's economy. The book also covers issues such as the relationship with the various indigenous inhabitants, with Islam and the Muslim community, and the Chinese, as well as topics of acculturation and propaganda, and major uprisings and mass executions. It examines the impact of the wartime conditions and policies on the local multi-ethnic peoples and their responses, providing an invaluable contribution to the greater understanding of the significance of the wartime Japanese occupation in the historical development of Borneo"--P.  of cover.
Pre-war Borneo -- On the road to war -- The Japanese invasion and occupation of Borneo -- The partition of Borneo -- Kita Boruneo -- Minami Boruneo -- Atrocities, opposition and response -- Between generals and admirals -- End of an era.