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    Ahmad, Abu Talib (2006) ‘The impact of the Japanese Occupation on colonial and anti-colonial armies in Southeast Asia,’ In Karl Hack & Tobias Rettig (eds), Colonial Armies in Southeast Asia. London: Routledge.

    ——— (2002) ‘Japanese policy towards Islam in Malaya: A reassessment,’ Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 33:1, pp. 107–122.

    Akashi, Yoji; Hara, Fujio and Matusani Satoshi (2007) Bibliography on the Japanese occupation of Malaya, Singapore and Northern Borneo, 1941–1945. compiled by Forum for Research Materials on the Japanese Occupation of Malaya and Singapore. Tokyo: Ryūkei Shosha

    Anderson, Benedict (2005) Java in a Time of Revolution: Occupation and Resistance, 1944–1946. Sheffield: Equinox.

    Armstrong, Charles (2004) The North Korean Revolution, 1945–1950. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    Askew, David (ed. 2007) Buried Bodies, looted Treasure and Government Propaganda, Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books.

    Atwood, Christopher (2005), ‘Poems of Fraternity: Literary Responses to the Attempted Reunification of Inner Mongolia and the Mongolian People's Republic,’ In György Kara (ed.), The Black Master: Essays on Central Eurasia in Honor of György Kara on His 70th Birthday. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz.

    Avenell, Simon. (forthcoming 2016) ‘Antinuclear Radicals: Scientific Experts and Antinuclear Activism in Japan,’ Science, Technology, and Society: An International Journal.

    ——— (2010) Making Japanese Citizens: Civil Society and the Mythology of the Shimin in Postwar Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press. 

    Bao Dai, S.M. (1980) Le Dragon d’Annam. Paris: Plon.

    Barshay, Andrew, The Gods Left First: The Captivity and Repatriation of Japanese POWs in Northeast Asia, 1945–1956. Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Bayly, Christopher and Tim Harper (2008) Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain’s Asian Empire. London: Penguin.

    Berge, Tom van den (2014) H.J. van Mook 1894–1965: Een vrij en gelukkig Indonesië. Bussum: THOTH.

    Bose, Sugata (2011) His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle Against Empire. New Delhi: Allen Lane.

    Bulag, Uradyn (2010) Collaborative Nationalism: The Politics of Friendship on China’s Mongolian Frontier. Lanham, Md: Rowman and Littlefield.

    Chanda, Nayan (1993) ‘Indians in Indochina,’ in K.S. Sandhu and A. Mani (eds) Indian Communities in Southeast Asia. Ed.. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, pp. 31–45.

    Chandler, David (1991) The Tragedy of Cambodian History: Politics War and Revolution since 1945. New Haven: Yale University Press.

    ——— (1986) ‘The Kingdom of Kampuchea, March–October 1945,’ Journal of Southeast Asian Studies. 17:1 (March) pp. 80–93.

    Chandler, David and Christopher Goscha (eds, 2006) L'espace d'un regard: l'Asie de Paul Musm. Paris, Les Indes Savantes.

    Charney, Michael (2009) A History of Modern Burma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Charney, Michael and Naono, Atsuko (2015) The Burmese Economy under the Japanese Occupation, 1942–1945.' In Marcel Boldorf and Tetsuji Ikazaki (eds), Economies Under Occupation: The Hegemony of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II. Singapore: Routledge.

    Cheah, Boon Kheng (2012) Red Star over Malaya: Resistance and Social Conflict During and After the Japanese Occupation of Malaya, 1941–46. Singapore: NUS Press.

    Cribb, Robert (2015) 'How finished business became unfinished: legal, moral and political dimensions of the Class 'B' and 'C' war crimes trials in Asia and the Pacific,’ in Christina Twomey and Ernest Koh (eds), The Pacific War: Aftermaths, remembrance and culture. Abingdon: Routledge.

    ——— (2010) Digital Atlas of Indonesian History. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.Cribb, Robert (2000) Historical Atlas of Indonesia. London and Honolulu: Curzon Press and University of Hawaii Press.

    Cribb, Robert and Li Narangoa, (2004) 'Orphans of Empire: Divided Peoples, Dilemmas of Identity, and Old Imperial Borders in East and Southeast Asia,’ Comparative Studies in Society and History, 46:1, pp. 164–187.

    Jong, J.J.P. de (1988) Diplomatie of strijd: Een analyse van het Nederlands beleid tegenover de Indonesische Revolutie 1945–1947. Amsterdam/Meppel: Boom.

    Dommen, Arthur J. (2001) The Indochinese experience of the French and the American. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Dower, John (1999) Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Aftermath of World War II. London: Penguin Books.

    ——— (nd) ‘Ground Zero 1945: Pictures by Atomic Bomb Survivors’, in MIT Visualizing Cultures, http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/groundzero1945/gz_essay01.html.

    Dryburgh, Marjorie (2003), ‘The Problem of Identity and Japanese Engagement in North China’ in Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb (eds), Imperial Japan and National Identities in Asia, 1895–1945. London: Routledge Curzon.

    Elleman, Bruce (2015) International Competition in China, 1899–1991: The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Open Door Policy. London: Routledge Curzon.

    ——— (2008), ‘Soviet sea denial and the KMT-CCP Civil War in Manchuria, 1945–1949,’ in Elleman and Paine (eds) Naval Coalition Warfare: From the Napoleonic War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, London: Routledge.

    Evans, Ivor H.N. (1953) The Religion of the Tempasuk Dusuns of North Borneo. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    ——— (1948) The Years Behind Me: An Autobiography. Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Unpublished manuscript.

    Fessler, Susanna (2011) ‘The Debate on the Uselessness of Western Studies.’ Journal of Japanese Studies 37, pp. 61–90.

    Fogg, Kevin, Frank Dhont, and Mason C. Hoadley (eds, 2009) Towards an Inclusive Democratic Indonesian Society: Bridging the Gap between State Uniformity and Multicultural Identity Patterns. Yogyakarta: Atma Jaya University Press.

    Friend, Theodore (2015) The Blue-Eyed Enemy: Japan Against the West in Java and Luzon, 1942–1945. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

    Fussell, Paul (1981) ‘Thank God for the Atom Bomb,’ in The New Republic (August).

    Gallicchio, Marc (2008) The Scramble for Asia: U.S. Military Power in the Aftermath of the Pacific War. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.

    Gilbert, Marc Jason (2010) ‘Persuading the Enemy’, in Wynn Wilcox, ed., Vietnam and the West, New Approaches. Ithaca: Cornell Southeast Asia Program Publications, pp.107–142.

    Gin, Ooi Keat (2011) The Japanese Occupation of Borneo, 1941–1945. Oxon: Routledge.

    Gosano, Eddie (1997) Hong Kong Farewell. Hong Kong: Greg England.

    Goscha, Christopher E. (2002) ‘Belated Allies: The Technical Contributions of Japanese Deserters to the Viet Minh, (1945–1950),’ in Marilyn Young and Robert Buzzanco (eds) A Companion to the Vietnam War. London: Blackwell, 2002.

    Goto, Ken’ichi (2003) Tensions of Empire: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. Ed. with an introduction by Paul H. Kratoska. Athens, OH, Ohio University Press

    Gravers, Mikael (2015) ‘Disorder as Order: The Ethno-Nationalist Struggle of the Karen in Burma/Myanmar–a Discussion of an Ethnicized Civil War and Its Historical Roots,’  Journal of Burma Studies 19:1, pp. 27–78.

    Grosser, Pierre (1999) Pourquoi la Seconde Guerre mondiale? Bruxelles Complexe.

    Guillemot, François (2012) Dai Viêt, indépendance et révolution au Viêt-Nam. L’échec de la troisième voie (1938–1955). Paris, Les Indes Savantes.

    Gunn, Geoffrey (2014) Rice Wars in Colonial Vietnam: The Great Famine and the Viet Minh Road to Power. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.

    ——— (1999) Timor Lorosae: 500 years. Macau: Livros do Oriente.

    ——— (1988) Political Struggles in Laos (1930–1954). Bangkok: Duang Kamol (reprinted by White Lotus, 2005).

    Gunn, Geoffrey and Chieko Gunn (1984), ‘Review of Yoshito Yamane, Raosu ni sasageta waga seishun’ (My Youth Devoted to Laos), Journal of Siam Society, vol. 72, p. 253.

    Hack, Karl and Tobias Rettig (2006) Colonial Armies in Southeast Asia [electronic source] New York: Routledge.

    Hando, Kazutoshi et al. (1980) Japan’s Longest Day. New York: Kodansha America.

    Hasegawa Tsuyoshi (ed. 2007) The End of the Pacific War: Reappraisals. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

    Hess, Christian (2012) ‘Gateway to Manchuria: The Port City of Dalian under Russian, Japanese and Chinese Control, 1898–1950,’ Comparative: Journal of Global History and Comparative Social Research, 22:5, pp. 47–59.

    Hoare, James and Susan Pares (eds, 2008) Korea : the past and the present : selected papers from the British Association for Korean studies. Folkestone : Global Oriental.

    Huang, Chih-Huei ‘Ethnic Diversity, Two-Layered Colonization and Modern Taiwanese Attitudes toward Japan,’ in Andrew Morris (ed.) Japanese Taiwan: Colonial Rule and its Contested Legacy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp.133–153.

    Hwang, Kyung Moon (forthcoming 2015) Rationalizing Korea: The Rise of the Modern State, 1894–1945. Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Igarashi, Yoshikuni (2005), ‘Belated Homecomings: Japanese Prisoners of War in Siberia and their Return to Postwar Japan’, in Bob Moore and Barbara Hately-Broad (eds) Prisoners of War, Prisoners of Peace: Captivity, Homecoming and Memory in World War II. London: Berg Publishers.

    Isaacs, Arnold (1997) Vietnam Shadows: The war, its ghosts, and its legacy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

    ——— (1984) Without Honor: Defeat in Vietnam and Cambodia. New York: Vintage Books.

    Isaacs, Harold (1985) Re-Encounters in China: Notes of a Journey in a Time Capsule. Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe.

    Isaacs, Harold (1947) No Peace for Asia. New York: Macmillan.

    Iwao Peter Sano (1999) 1000 Days in Siberia: The Odyssey of a Japanese-American POW. Omaha: University of Nebraska Press.

    Jose, Ricardo (2007) ‘The Philippine War Crimes Trials, 1947–1949,’ In Remembering World War II in the Philippines, Volume II. Manila: National Historical Institute, pp. 65–80.

    ——— (1998) The Japanese Occupation of the Philippines. Vol. 7 in the ten-volume series on Philippine History. Kasaysayan, Metro Manila: Asia Publishing Company.

    Kades, Charles L. (1989) ‘The American Role in Revising Japan's Imperial Constitution, Political Science Quarterly, 104:2: pp. 215–47.

    Kiernan, Ben. How Pol Pot Came to Power. New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 49–54.

    Koh Wee Hock, David (ed. 2007) Legacies of World War II in South and East Asia. Singapore: ISEAS.

    Koseki, Shoichi (1998) The Birth of Japan's Postwar Constitution, translated by Ray A. Moore. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

    Kratoska, Paul (ed. 2006) The Thailand-Burma Railway, 1942–1946: Documents and Selected Writings. New York: Routledge.

    ——— (2005) Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Histories. New York: Sharpe.

    ——— (ed. 2002) Southeast Asian Minorities in the Wartime Japanese Empire. London: RoutledgeCurzon.

    ——— (ed. 1998) Food Supplies and the Japanese Occupation in South-East Asia. New York: St. Martin’s Press.

    ——— (1998), The Japanese Occupation of Malaya, 1941–1945. London: C. Hurst.

    Krull, Germaine (1946) ‘Dairy [sic] of Saigon, following the Allied Occupation in September 1945,’ memorandum to United States Government. Later self-published (n.d.).

    Kulstad, George A (2015), A Foreign Kid in World War II Shanghai. Quinsan Editions. (available on Amazon

    Kwong, Chi Man (2014) Eastern Fortress: A Military History of Hong Kong, 1840–1997. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

    Lee, Jongsoo (2006) The Partition of Korea after World War II: A Global History. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Li, Narangoa  (2009) 'Mongol nationalism, Chinese colonialism, and Japanese imperialism in Inner Mongolia, 1936–1945,’ in Peter Schweiger (ed.), Zentral-Asiatische Studien 38, pp. 227–251. 

    Li, Narangoa and Robert Cribb (2010) 'Nations-of-intent: from counterfactual history to counterfactual geography,’ Journal of Historical Geography 36:3, pp. 276–285.

    ——— Cribb (2014) Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia. New York: Columbia University Press

    Lockhart, Bruce McFarland (1993) The end of the Vietnamese monarchy. New Haven: Yale University Press.

    Manickam, Sandra Khor (2012) ‘Situated Thinking: Or how the Science of Race was Socialised in British Malaya,’Journal of Pacific History 47:3, pp. 283–308.

    Marr, David (2013) Vietnam: State, War, and Revolution (1945–1946). Berkeley: University of California Press.

    ——— (1995) Vietnam 1945: The quest for power. Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Matot, Bertrand (2014) Fort Bayard: Quand la France vendait son opium. Paris: Editions François Bourin.

    Marahimin, Ismail (1986) And the War is Over. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press.

    Maung Maung (1967), ‘Aung San: Hero of Burma’s Victory,’ The Guardian (February 16).

    ——— (1962) Aung San of Burma. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff.

    McCoy, Alfred W. (ed. 1980) Southeast Asia Under Japanese Occupation. New Haven, CT: Yale University Southeast Asia Studies.

    McHale, Shawn (2009) ‘Understanding the Fanatic Mind? The Viet Minh and Race Hatred in the First Indochina War (1945–1954),’ Journal of Vietnamese Studies, October, pp. 98–138.

    Morris-Suzuki, Tessa (2014) 'Democracy's porous borders: espionage, smuggling and the making of Japan's Transwar Regime’ Japan Focus Part 1 12:40; Part 2 12:41, both online.

    Mus, Paul (1946) Le Vietnam chex lui. Paris: Hartmann. 

    Neville Peter (1997) Britain in Vietnam: Prelude to Disaster, 1945–6. London: Routledge.



    Nguyên Thê Anh (2002), ‘The formulation of the national discourse in 1940–45 Vietnam’, Journal of International and Area Studies (Seoul), 9:1.

    Ortega, Danny, (2008) ‘Japan through SS Eyes: Cultural Dialogue and Instrumentalization of a Wartime Ally,’ European Studies 7 (March).

    Paichadze, Svetlana and Philip A. Seaton (eds, 2015) Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border: Karafuto/Sakhalin. London: Routledge.

    Pairaudeau, Natasha (2010) ‘Vietnamese Engagement with Tamil Migrants in Colonial Cochinchina,’ Journal of Vietnamese Studies, 5:3, pp. 1–71.

    Pairaudeau, Natasha (forthcoming 2015) Mobile Citizens: The French of India in Colonial Indochina, 1858–1954, Copenhagen, NIAS Press.

    Paline,Taung (1977) ‘Bogyoke Aung San,’ The Guardian (December 1977): pp. 19–25.

    Peters, Robbie (2015) Surabaya, 1945–2010: Neighbourhood, State and Economy in Indonesia's City of Struggle. Singapore: NUS Press.

    Petrov, Leonid 2014, 'Historiographical Conflicts and Reconciliation in East Asia: Korea at the Center,’ in Victor Teo and Lee Guan (eds) The Koreas between China and Japan. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 27–41.

    Pharr, Susan (1987) ‘The Politics of Women's Rights,’ in R. Ward and S. Yoshikazu (eds), Democratizing Japan: The Allied Occupation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp. 220–52.

    Pholsena, Vatthana (2010) ‘The Experience of War: Four Sino-Indochinese Perspectives,’ in European Journal of East Asian Studies, 9:2.

    Piccigallo, Philip R. (1979) The Japanese on Trial: Allied War Crimes Operations in the East, 1945–1951. Austin: University of Texas.

    Poeze, Harry (1982) ‘De Indonesische kwestie 1945–1950; Sociaal-democratie in de klem,’ in Joost Divendal et al (eds), Nederland, links en de Koude Oorlog; Breuken en bruggen.. Amsterdam: De Populier, 1982, pp. 38–57.

    Prager-Nyein, Susanne (2011) ‘The Armed Forces of Burma: The Constant Sentinel,’ in: M. Mietzner (ed.), The Political Resurgence of the Military in Southeast Asia: Conflict and Leadership. London: Routledge.

    ——— (2007) ‘Aung San’s “World War” and Burma.’ Myanmar Literature Project, Working Paper (Southeast Asian Studies Passau), No.10/8.

    ——— (2003) ‘The Coming of the Future King: Burmese Minlaung Expectations Before and During the Second World War,’ The Journal of Burma Studies, 8, pp. 1–32.

    PWRS (The Pacific War Research Society) (2002), Japan’s Longest Day. New York: Kodansha USA.

    Reddi, V.M. (1971) A History of the Cambodian Independence Movement, Tiripati: Venkateswara.

    Reid, Anthony, ed. (2012) Indonesia Rising: The Repositioning of Asia's Third Giant Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS).

    ———  (2010) 'Revolutionary State Formation and the Unitary Republic of Indonesia,’ in Jacques Bertrand and André Laliberté (eds), Multination States in Asia: accommodation or resistance. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 29–50.

    Reynolds, Bruce (2005) Thailand's Secret War: OSS, SOE and the Free Thai Underground During World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Saaler, Sven (2005) Politics, Memory and Public Opinion. The History Textbook Controversy and Japanese Society. München: Iudicium.

    Sasamoto-Collins, Hiromi (2013) Power and Dissent in Imperial Japan: Three Forms of Political Engagement.  Copenhagen: NIAS.

    Sato Shigeru (2003) 'Forced Labour Mobilization in Java during the Second World War,’ Slavery and Abolition 24:2, pp.  97–110.

    Schlichtmann, Klaus, ‘Article Nine in Context–Limitations of National Sovereignty and the Abolition of War in Constitutional Law,’ Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

    Seekins, Donald (2007) Burma and Japan since 1940: From ‘Co-Prosperity’ to ‘Quiet Dialogue’Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

    Sen, Amartya (1983) Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Sheftall, M.G. (2005) Blossoms in the Wind: Human Legacies of the Kamikaze New York: New American Library.

    Shingapōru Shiseikai [The Singapore City Government Association] (1986) Shōnan tokubetsu-shi shi: Senji-chū no Shingapōru [A History of the Syonan Special Municipality: Singapore in Wartime]. Tokyo: Nihon Shingapōru Kyōkai [The Japanese Singapore Association].

    Shinozaki, Mamoru (1976) Shingapōru senryō hiroku: Sensō to sono ningenzō [The Secret History of the Occupation of Singapore: Portraits of Humans at War]. Tokyo: Hara Shobō.

    Shoichi, Koseki (1998) The Birth of Japan's Postwar Constitution, translated by Ray A. Moore Boulder, Colorado: WestviewPress.

    Silverstein, Josef (1993) ‘The Political Legacy of Aung San’, Ithaca: Cornell University Southeast Asian Program.

    Sledge, E.B. (1981) With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa. New York: Presidio Press.

    Smail, John (1964) Bandung in the Early Revolution, 1945–46. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

    Smith, Martin. 1999. Burma: Insurgency and the Politics of Ethnicity. London: Zed Books.

    Smith, T.O. (2006) ‘Britain and Cambodia September 1945–November 1946: A Reappraisal’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 17:1 pp. 73–91.

    Spector Ronald (2007) In the Ruins of Empire: The Japanese Surrender and the Battle for Postwar Asia. New York: Random House.

    Tanaka, Masashi (1961) Sōkotsu sensei kamikuzu chō (Useless writings of a scrawny professor). Tokyo: Kongōsha.

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    Tønnesson, Stein (2009) ‘The Class Route to Nationhood: China, Vietnam, Norway, Cyprus–and France,’ Nations and Nationalism 15:3, pp. 375–395.

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    Watt, Lori (2015) ‘Embracing Defeat: Eliding Empire in Post-colonial Seoul, Autumn 1945,’ Journal of Asian Studies, 74:1, pp. 153–74.

    ——— (2009) When Empire Comes Home:Repatriation and Reintegration in Postwar Japan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center.

    Yamane, Yoshito (1984) My Youth Devoted to Laos. Tokyo: Chuo koren.

    Yao, Souchou (2006) Singapore: The State and the Culture of Excess (Asia's Transformations. London: Routledge.

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    Zohar, Ayelet (forthcoming 2016) ‘Performativity and Invisibility: World War II Memory in Japanese PhotographyTsukada Mamoru’s Identical Twins Series (2003) and Suzuki Norio’s Photos of Onoda Hirô (1974),’ positions: asia critique, volume 24.

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