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Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

Author:
Keat Gin, Ooi

ISBN:
978 1 5381 0884 0
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
686
List price(s):
145.00 USD
95.00 GBP
133.00 EUR

Publication date:
18 December 2017

Short description: 

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Full description: 

Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country has a very large Indian and Chinese population. The spoken languages obviously vary at home, although Bahasa Malaysia is the official language and nearly everyone speaks English. There is also a mixture of religions, with Islam predominating among the Malays and others, Hinduism and Sikhism among the Indians, mainly Daoism and Confucianism among the Chinese, but also some Christians as well as older indigenous beliefs in certain places. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Malaysia contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Malaysia.

Table of contents: 

Editor's Foreword Jon Woronoff Preface Acknowledgments Reader's Notes Acronyms and Abbreviations Maps Key Indicators Chronology Introduction THE DICTIONARY Appendixes A. Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (Kings of Malaysia) B. Prime Ministers Glossary Bibliography About the Author

Biography: 

Ooi Keat Gin is an award-winning author and editor of historical works on Southeast Asia. Currently a professor of history and coordinator of the Asia Pacific Research Unit (APRU-USM), School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Dr Ooi is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London).

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