Gregg Huff : World War II and Southeast Asia [parution]

Parution d’un ouvrage important sur l’occupation japonaise en Asie du Sud-Est. Présentation de l’éditeur.

World War II and Southeast Asia
Economy and Society under Japanese Occupation

From December 1941, Japan, as part of its plan to build an East Asian empire and secure oil supplies essential for war in the Pacific, swiftly took control of Southeast Asia. Japanese occupation had a devastating economic impact on the region. Japan imposed country and later regional autarky on Southeast Asia, dictated that the region finance its own occupation, and sent almost no consumer goods. GDP fell by half everywhere in Southeast Asia except Thailand. Famine and forced labour accounted for most of the 4.4 million Southeast Asian civilian deaths under Japanese occupation. In this ground-breaking new study, Gregg Huff provides the first comprehensive account of the economies and societies of Southeast Asia during the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation. Drawing on materials from 25 archives over three continents, his economic, social and historical analysis presents a new understanding of Southeast Asian history and development before, during and after the Pacific War.

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of Southeast Asian economy and society during the 1941-1945 Japanese occupation
  • Features an extraordinarily wide range of archive material drawn from 25 archives over three continents
  • Includes economic, social and historical analysis to assess the long-term impact of the Pacific War and Japanese occupation on Southeast Asia

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indomemoires (2020, 16 novembre). Gregg Huff : World War II and Southeast Asia [parution]. Mémoires d'Indochine. Consulté le 16 avril 2024, à l’adresse